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Business person of the year announced in New Westminster

 The 2024 contest ran from Jan. 8 to Feb. 23 and reached unparalleled participation levels
Andrew Liggett.

Alignable has announced that Andrew Liggett of The Sea to Sky Law Group has been elected as New Westminster’s 2024 Business Person Of The Year.   

The largest online networking platform for business owners, invited its 8.7 million-plus members to nominate local business leaders who have gone above and beyond in guiding peers and supporting entire communities amid challenging economic conditions.

This year’s Local Business Person Of The Year contest reached unparalleled participation levels, logging more than 309,000 votes and more than 64,000 recommendations. An unheard total of 5,171 local winners were recognized across 4,820 communities in the United States and Canada, marking a significant increase of 1,195 additional Local Business People Of 2024 compared to 2023.  

The 2024 contest is the most popular competition Alignable has hosted in over five years, marking a 40% jump in participation over 2023. 

Leaders, such as Liggett, were commended for helping their peers and communities through a year with many challenges, including rising interest rates and rents, not to mention skyrocketing supply costs. 

“In our local business community, we look out for each other and refer businesses down the street or around the corner to help make everyone in town as successful as possible,” says Liggett. “And the challenges we’ve all encountered have compelled many of us to offer counsel to peers fighting to keep their businesses afloat. While I’m thrilled to receive this award, it’s really a testament to our entire community.” 

  Liggett received a special badge on his Alignable profile, recognizing this big achievement. In past years, the awareness generated through similar contests has helped expand connections and find new business opportunities for many winners.  

Driving recognition, relationships and referrals

“Our members can't stop raving about how this contest supercharged the relationships within their networks, which have sparked referrals, ignited fresh business opportunities and fueled an unstoppable wave of mutual support," says Eric Groves, CEO and co-founder of Alignable. “Small business owners are the vibrant heartbeat of their communities, and it's high time they got the recognition they deserve. With over 64,000 recommendations pouring in from this year's contest, it's crystal clear: when small business owners unite, they become an unstoppable force."

Contact The Sea to Sky Law Group 24/7 online at, by email or by phone at 778-728-0208. To arrange interviews with Andrew Liggett or an Alignable representative, please contact Chuck Casto at