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Above: Diana Zitko, centre-left, and her team at Dominion Lending Centres West Coast Mortgages won Mortgage Broker of the Year the CMP Canadian Mortage Awards last week. She was nominated by her peers in the category of less than 25 employees.  Below:Submitted photo IKEA and Big Brothers received more than 9,500 pounds of clothes donations during a charity drive last week.  - SUBMITTED PHOTO
Above: Diana Zitko, centre-left, and her team at Dominion Lending Centres West Coast Mortgages won Mortgage Broker of the Year the CMP Canadian Mortage Awards last week. She was nominated by her peers in the category of less than 25 employees. Below:Submitted photo IKEA and Big Brothers received more than 9,500 pounds of clothes donations during a charity drive last week.
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PROFIT POWER

Port Coquitlam’s Canadian Access and Door Systems Inc., parent company to the Garage Door Depot, is among Canada’s top 200 fastest-growing companies, according to Profit Magazine.

Profit Magazine ranks private and public Canadian companies based on five-year revenue growth and then lists the top 200 most successful growth companies in their June edition.

Canadian Access & Door Systems Inc. was ranked 96th.

“For us, this is an incredible honour, and recognition like this underscores and highlights the incredible hard work and dedication of our extremely valuable staff and the solid support we’ve received from our key vendors and partners,” stated Dean Carman, president, CEO and co-founder of Canadian Access & Door Systems and The Garage Door Depot.

Sequel Naturals, another Tri-City business, was also ranked in Profit Magazine’s annual list.

The health food company, which is know n for making products like Vega and SaviSeed, was ranked in the top 50 fastest growing companies in Canada for the fourth year in a row.

“Our consistent, rapid growth is largely due to our ongoing commitment to honoring the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit,” said Sequel Naturals president Charles Chang. “I’d like to thank our amazing team at Sequel.”

 

SCIENCE SUMMIT

Summit middle school student Megan Macdonald the bronze medal at the Canada-wide Science Fair, taking home a $300 prize and a $1,000 entrance scholarship to the University of  Western Ontario.

The 12-year-old student is expected to meet up with Team BC at a three-day Science Event in Victoria this month.

 

AWARDS

Diana Zitko received the coveted Mortgage Broker of the Year Award at the 2011 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards this week.

The mortgage broker with Coquitlam-based Dominion Lending Centres West Coast Mortgages was nominated by her peers in the business category of less than 25 employees.

Zitko, who has been in the business for 15 years, was shortlisted with several other mortgage brokers from across Canada. She has been in the top 1% of all mortgage brokers across Canada for the past seven years.

“Being recognized by my peers and receiving the Mortgage Broker of the Year award shows that all my hard work has paid off,” she said.

 

BIG DONATIONS

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and IKEA received more than 9,500 pounds of donated clothes and household items, which were put on sale last month to raise money for the charity.

Drop-off bins are located in the IKEA Coquitlam parking lot year-round, with the items sold for cash that is used to help the Big Brothers organization.

On May 29 a donation drive led to enough items being dropped off that Big Brothers was able to fill one and a half of the Big Brothers Renew Crew trucks.

For more information about Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and its Renew Crew visit www.bigbrothersvancouver.com.

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