DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver Nominated for Tri-Cities Chamber's Business Excellence Award

Coquitlam, (PressExposure) January 21, 2009 -- In offering consumers an entirely new way to shop by buying directly from the manufacturers and their authorized suppliers, DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver strives for excellence. Recently, the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce acknowledged that effort with DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver’s nomination for its business excellence award.

DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver was nominated in the Business of the Year category. The criteria for that category is:

A Tri-Cities business employing 35 or more; has made an outstanding contribution in economic development, innovation and community services; displays a positive social conscience; and whose key figures are leaders in the business community.

“There are many wonderful businesses in the Tri-Cities community doing phenomenal things. I know it sounds like a cliché, but being nominated is an honor unto itself,” said Peter Ruetz, owner of DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver.

“DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver has been a leader not only in business, but in the Tri-Cities communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. In particular, their work with the SHARE program to help physically and mentally challenged individuals assimilate into the workplace has been exemplary. They are a most worthy nominee for the business excellence award,” said Jill Cook, executive director of the Tri Cities Chamber.

Winners of the Business Excellence Awards will be announced on Thursday, January 31 at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club. The Business Excellence awards other categories include: Outstanding Small Business of the Year, Legacy Leadership, Newsmaker of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Innovative Spirit.

For more information, people can contact the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce at 604-464-2716 or by e-mail at

Since 1971, DirectBuy franchises have offered members the opportunity to enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products and accessories by buying wholesale, directly from the manufacturer and their authorized suppliers. In addition, DirectBuy also offers members a Rolodex of installers, many of who are DirectBuy members, who can help members create their dream kitchen, bathroom or any other room in the house.

With four convenient locations in the greater Vancouver area (Victoria, Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Kelowna), consumers can enjoy a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.

For more information on a DirectBuy membership, visit

About DirectBuy Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 500 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes members’ hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1997. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. It's a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. The four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are part of more than 160 locations throughout North America.

Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy at 604-552-5255, or visiting

Locations of the four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are: DirectBuy of Vancouver, 2659 Lillooet St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 4P7; DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, 91 Golden Drive Unit #1, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 6R2; DirectBuy of Central Okanagan, #5 2260 Hunter Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 7J8; and DirectBuy of Greater Victoria, 350B Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1P7.

About DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver

To learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, visit

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Press Release Submitted On: January 21, 2009 at 10:46 am
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