Smithers District Chamber of Commerce

Business Awards 2014 Finalists

Business of the Year

Business of the Year: Smithers Sausage Factory

Business of the Year

Bandstra Transportation, Seabride Gold, Smithers Sausage Factory, finalists for Business of the Year. Honour this year went to Smithers Sausage Factory

Business Person of the Year

Sponsor John Bakker congratulated Business Person of the Year Finalists: Barb Fassnacht, Ali Howard (2014 Recpient) and Jason KrauskopfBusiness Person of the Year

Business Person of the Year

Sponsor John Bakker congratulated Business Person of the Year Finalists: Barb Fassnacht, Ali Howard (2014 Recpient) and Jason Krauskopf

Tourism Excellence

Brian Hall, Hudson Bay Mountain are the finalists for the Tourism Excellence Award. Brian Hall of Stork Nest Inn and Hankin Evelyn took the honours for 2014.

Telkwa Business Leadership

Deputy Mayor Rimas Zitkauskas presents the Telkwa Business Leadership Award to Telkwa Baeckerei Kaffeehaus.

Public Service Excellence

I Count High School was a finalist in the Public Service Category. 12 staff and around 45 students and a unique approach to education is why this education concept is being used as a model in other areas of Canada and abroad. Congratulations to the ICount Team.

Public Service Excellence

Gladys Atrill of Tourism Smithers is the recepient of the Public Service Awrard

Public Service Excellence

ICount High School, Smithers Community Services and Tourism Smithers were the three finalists in the Public Service Category.

Innovation/Technology

Yay, Paranormal Skis, the recipient of the Innovation/Technology Award

Innovation/Technology

Innovation/Technology Award is sponsored by Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association

Environmentally Friendly

Dawn2Dusk was the recipient of the Environmentally-Friendly Business of the Year Award

Environmentally Friendly

Happy Pig Organic Farms, Northwest Community College and Smithers Secondary were finalists in the Environmentally Friendly Award. Dawn 2 Dusk was the award recipient.

Customer Service Excellence

Bugwood Bean's Nick and Mika Meyer were the recipients of the Customer Service Excellence Award

Customer Service Excellence

Rick Apperson of the Salvation Army (right) sponsored the Customer Service Excellence (Individual) Award. Brandi Ciampichini of Pharmasave; Doug Henderson of All Seasons and Nick and Mika Meyer were finalists

Customer Service Excellence

Bulkley Valley Credit Union was the recipient of the Business Customer Service Excellence Award sponsored by Hudson Bay Lodge

Customer Service Excellence

Customer Service Excellence for a Business finalists include Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Sedaz Lingerie and Totem Audio

Building Excellence - Mixed Use

Town of Smithers Building Excellence Award included Best Mixed Use Project and went to Bulkley Valley Bottle Depot.

Citizen of the Year

Stewart Van Horn representing Fay Van Horn and Jeannie MacNeil, representing Al and Bonnie McCreary for Citizen of the Year

Major Contributor to Arts and Culture

Major Contributor to Arts and Culture finalists included Northword Magazine, Bulkley Valley Kinsmen and BV Museum/Smithers Art Gallery

Young Entrepreneur

Yay, Dane Drzimotta of Sitka Tree Service - recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award

Family Friendly

Young Entrepreneur

MLA Doug Donaldson awarded certificates to Theo Bandstra of Home Hardware, Alanna Butler of Broadway Avenue Music and Dane Drzimotta of Sitka Tree Service -- Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists.

Building Excellence - Residential

Town of Smithers Building Excellence Award in the Residentia Category went to 4909 HIghway 16 (Leland Clarke and Sheena Miller)

Building Excellence - Commercial

Town of Smithers Building Excellence Award (commercial category) went to Mainerz Streetwear for improvements at 1165/67 Main Street including Back Alley Boots and a facade improvement.

We have tried to build on what Don and Tom started here years ago. Our philosophy is somewhat simple, we try to work hard every day and provide straightforward communication with our customers. We tell our staff, ‘treat our customers like we ourselves would like to be treated.’

-Mitch, Tyler and Don Pederson, Co-owners, AquaNorth Plumbing and Heating

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