Dan has received some prestigous recognition in the local and online community.
- Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)
- Only one in mid Vancvouer Island
- President of Mac PQB Users Groups
- Parksville Business Chamber of Commerce Member
- Winner of the 2011 Glassie Award for "Outstanding Customer Service" presented by Parksville Chamber of Commerce
- Finalist for VI Business Excellence Award in the technology category, 2012
Below is an excerpt from the PQBNews article by Candace Wu of the Parksville-Qualicum Beach News:
"The Parksville Qualicum Beach Mac Users Group (MUG) is a unique registered non profit society which brings together a diverse range of techies from Apple enthusiasts to new Mac users. “Our group provides an opportunity to share ideas and knowledge,” said recently elected president of the group, Dan LaRoque, certified Macintosh technician of Up Your Media. LaRoque said the membership, which consists of approximately 100 people, varies in their level of expertise."