Awards & Achievements
Webnames.ca is committed to our core values, ‘Amaze every customer with exceptional service’, ‘Always be improving’ and ‘Make a positive difference’. We are honoured to be recognized for our efforts with numerous awards and achievements.
Better Business Bureau
BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities.
Webnames.ca maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the PROFIT W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners. Published in the November issue of PROFIT Magazine and Chatelaine magazines and online at www.PROFITguide.com and www.chatelaine.com, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women. Webnames.ca President, Cybele Negris and Webnames.ca have been named to the list for nine consecutive years, from 2004 through 2012.
Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women
The Canada’s Most Powerful Woman: Top 100 Awards is Canada’s most recognizable Award for the country’s highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Annually in December, in addition to a celebratory gala for the winners, WXN also hosts a leadership Summit and networking day that aims to inspire women in leadership roles and the next generation of female leaders.
Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris was honoured in 2011 and 2012.
Influential Women in Business
The Influential Women in Business Awards recognize successful women in business in British Columbia. The honourees are selected based on outstanding achievements in business, contribution to their industry, and influence in the business community. This award is run by Business in Vancouver. Webnames.ca President, Cybele Negris was honoured with this award in 2010.
Business In Vancouver Top Forty under 40
Each year, 40 top business leaders under the age of 40 are selected by an independent judging panel assembled by the newspaper. Nominees are judged on their professional accomplishments, professional recognition, and community and charitable involvement. Established fifteen years ago, this prestigious award Top 40 under 40 Award celebrates Vancouver men and women who have become outstanding leaders in their chosen fields before reaching 40 years of age. Webnames.ca CEO, Stephen Smith was chosen as one of the top young business talents in 2006. Webnames.ca President, Cybele Negris was chosen as one of the winners in 2003.
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Webnames.ca was a proud finalist of this award in 2005 in the category of Information Technology. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program was founded by Ernst & Young to celebrate great entrepreneurs and heighten awareness of the economic impact of entrepreneurial ventures. The program is nationally sponsored by Global Television Network, National Post, La Presse, RDI and Roynat Capital. To learn more about the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, visit www.eoy.ca.
Progressive Employers of Canada
The purpose of the Progressive Employers of Canada List is to encourage organizations to consider the value they offer employees in innovative ways and to share this information with a national network of savvy, educated, professional moms. This list is designed to enhance the dialogue between these employers and working moms and ultimately identify more supportive workplaces for women. Webnames.ca was recognized in 2009 & 2010.
New Pioneers: Stories of 100 BC Women Entrepreneurs
This book, New Pioneers: Stories of 100 BC Women Entrepreneurs is a celebration of the pioneering spirit of 100 contemporary women entrepreneurs from around the province. The book was compiled and published by the Women's Enterprise Centre where they feel it is not only important to recognize and celebrate our entrepreneurial roots, but also essential to record those accomplishments for the generations to come. Webnames.ca President, Cybele Negris was featured in this publication in 2008.
YMCA Women of Distinction Award
The Award honours individuals whose activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. The Award criteria requires that candidates inspire others and achieve outstanding success by: being a leader and role model; breaking new ground or old barriers; participating actively as a volunteer, guiding, supporting and encouraging the development of others; showing vision, creativity and initiative; making a sustained commitment and significant difference; and being respected by her community for her contributions. Webnames.ca President, Cybele Negris was honoured as a finalist in 2007.
Canadian New Media Awards
The Canadian New Media Awards are presented in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, CBC.ca and Delvinia. Produced by CANEMA, the Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian new media industry. The Awards also help promote the new media sector and provide inspiration for those preparing to enter the industry. John Demco was recognized in 2006.
Contact Centre Association Awards of Excellence
The BC CCA Awards of excellence single out the leaders in the contact center industry in four categories, reflecting both service and sales orientation: Contact Centre of the Year, Community Spirit, Vendor of the Year, and Employee of the Year Awards. The Contact Centre Employee of the Year recognizes an employee who is working on the front lines or behind the scenes who goes the extra mile to ensure their company's customers get the best service possible. Webnames.ca employee, Shawn Yakobina was recognized for his efforts in 2006.
University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award description
The Alumni Honour Award recognizes the significant contributions made over a number of years by University of Alberta alumni in their local communities and beyond. Webnames.ca Co-Founder, John Demco was awarded in 2003.
BCNET Network Builder Award
The Network Builder Award is presented annually to members of the community who volunteer their time and energy to help shape the direction, expansion and enhancement of British Columbia’s high-performance network backbone for research and education. Webnames.ca Co-Founder, John Demco was recognized in 2001.
Canarie IWAY Awards
Canada's prestigious CANARIE IWAY Awards (IWAY is short for Information Highway) were developed by CANARIE Inc., Canada's leader in Internet technology innovation. The Awards recognize "frontier" technology and celebrate the exceptional achievements of visionaries in the field of advanced broadband innovation. Webnames.ca Co-Founder, John Demco was the recipient of the Community Service Award in 2001.
Demco Student Learning Centre at UBC
Webnames.ca Co-Founder, John Demco was honoured by the University of British Columbia in 2008, for creating the .CA country code top-level domain for Canada and managing it on a volunteer basis for more than 10 years. In recognition of John's efforts, the Dept. of Computer Science at UBC named its undergraduate computing learning facility "The Demco Student Learning Centre". The name is a tribute to John's tremendous achievements, his foresight in preserving a uniquely Canadian identity on the World Wide Web and his positive impact on the reputation of UBC in this field.