Each year the Douglas 10 to Watch Awards celebrate some of the best up-and-coming Vancouver Island businesses. This year we are looking forward to hearing the 2019 winners announced on April 4th. The awards would not be possible without the sponsors that support entrepreneurs in the community.
We talked to Al Hasham, CEO of Maximum Express and one of our 2019 sponsors, about the importance of supporting those in our communities that take the risk of starting innovative businesses. Hasham has had many conversations with past 10 to Watch winners about their businesses and goals.
“They are all very excited, nervous, scared to move forward with their businesses not knowing what’s coming but they are determined to succeed – reminds me of me when I was starting”, says Hasham.
From someone who has built multiple businesses right here in Victoria, Hasham has a deep understanding of how, “Building Good Businesses, Builds Great Community’s”.
Why did your business choose to sponsor the 2019 Douglas 10 To Watch Awards?
It’s the right thing to do!! Support future entrepreneurs, innovators, likeminded people, up-and-coming local businesses
What do you think is the most rewarding part of supporting local, up-and-coming businesses?
By supporting local, up-and-coming businesses it supports our community and the City we work, play and live “Building Good Businesses, Builds Great Community’s”
What do you enjoy most about the 10 To Watch event?
Meeting local businesses, like minded people, new exciting people that want to make a difference and make a change for the better – very vibrant and exciting event everyone’s having fun.
Explain you and your businesses’ connection to entrepreneurs and businesses in the community.
I will always be connected and support any entrepreneurs or small businesses in our community that’s how I started, I own two local family owned and operated business – helping, mentoring, supporting and giving back to our community the return or in business the ROI is unmeasurable and priceless.
Douglas would like to thank all of the 2019 sponsors supporting the Douglas 10 To Watch Awards – together we can celebrate the innovative, up-and-coming businesses who are excelling on Vancouver Island.