Business Person of the Year 

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This Whistler business person has had a major impact on the landscape of the local business community. They are an exemplary leader, and exhibit vision and passion. They have an innovative brand and they continuously give back by supporting community initiatives and projects.

Congratulations to the 2021 Winner: Jerry & Sana Marsh (Creekside Market) 


Meet the 2021 Finalists:

Jerry & Sana Marsh

(Creekside Market)

Jerry & Sana moved to Whistler in the summer of 1988 to operate the Food Plus they bought earlier that year, running Food Plus for 16 years until they opened Creekside Market in 2004.  They both feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to move to Whistler to operate their business and be able to raise their family in such a great place.

Kaoru and Hidemi Ono

(Senka Florist)

Established in 1995 by Kaoru and Hidemi Ono, Senka Florist is now in their 26th year of celebrating life’s most remarkable moments with the grace and charm of flowers.

Priyanka Lewis

(Brickworks Hospitality Group)

Priyanka Lewis owns Brickworks Hospitality & Main Street Noodles. She is a mom and an entrepreneur, having lived and loved Whistler for 16 years, Priyanka is a  Board member of RAW and the Whistler Chamber.

The 2020 winner 


Naoko Homma – Sushi Village

With her husband Miki, Naoko took ownership of the iconic restaurant in 2001, and they built Sushi Village into a much-loved local institution and a globally recognized Whistler icon.

The 2019 winner 


Sarah Strother

Sarah is publisher of Pique Newsmagazine and President of Whistler Publishing LP which also publishes the Squamish Chief, Whistler Magazine and several tourist publications

The 2018 winner 


Matheo Durfeld

General Contractor with 43 years of expertise in high end and timber frame construction. Recently, Matheo is recognized for helping pioneer the Canadian Passivhaus movement.

The 2017 winner 


Mike Conway – Back In Action Physiotherapy 

Titled sport and musculoskeletal physiotherapist, co-owner Back In Action Physiotherapy & Massage, passionate about helping patients recover from injury and in developing injury prevention tools.

The 2016 winner