A beloved ice cream maker and a tech marketing agency are Port Moody’s businesses of the year.
Rocky Point Ice Cream and Redstamp were awarded the city’s Spike business award at a ceremony at city hall on Thursday.
Rocky Point Ice Cream started in 1997 as a tiny kiosk in Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park and has since expanded to creating its own frozen delights that it sells from a much larger, shop in the park, as well as a pair of roving trucks nicknamed Scooper and Rocky.
Earlier this year, Rocky Point’s owners, Jamie and Yvette Cuthbert, expanded to a second location in New Westminster. They also started construction on a new 6,000-sq. ft. manufacturing space in the old Western Safety fire and safety equipment warehouse right next to Rocky Point Park.
Redstamp, based in Port Moody’s Suter Brook Village, has been helping companies grow through branding, marketing, web design and search engine optimization since 2011.
Other Spike winners announced Thursday include:
• Gallery Bistro for its contribution to arts in business.
• Port Moody Refillery for environmental leadership.
• Gabi & Jules Homemade Pies for inclusive excellence
• Build a Biz Kids as the city’s best new business.
• Taryn Barker, of The Little Butcher, as the top young entrepreneur.
The winners were chosen from 83 businesses nominated by Port Moody residents.
“Our winners are united in their creativity and innovation, their commitment to customer service excellence, and their desire to give back to the community,” said Coun. Hunter Madsen, the chair of the city’s economic development committee.
The awards are a percursor to Small Business Week in Canada, that begins Oct. 20.