Smithers District Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to the 2022 Community & Business Awards winners

December 2, 2022

Congratulations to all the nominees and finalists, as your achievements have been recognized by our community

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Interior News: Nature’s Pantry

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Edmison Mehr Chartered Professional Accountants: Emilie Schmidt, ReJar Zero Waste

CITIZEN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by RBC Smithers: Lauren Williams

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE - BUSINESS Sponsored by Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge: Smithers Feed Store

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE - INDIVIDUAL Sponsored by Salvation Army: Austin Motz, Smithers Home Hardware

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION Sponsored by Nature's Pantry: Jordan Daviel, Smithers Secondary School

FAMILY FRIENDLY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Bulkley Valley Credit Union: Roi Theatre

HOME BASED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Smithers Lumber Yard: Bloom Esthetics Boutique, Nadine Huisman

MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO ARTS & CULTURE Sponsored by Scotiabank: Kira Westby, Bulkley Valley Museum

PUBLIC SERVICE EXCELLENCE Sponsored by Aspen Motor Inn: Smithers Skate Park Society

TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Tourism Smithers: Cycle 16 Society

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Bulkley Valley Credit Union: Martin Rozario, Foodie Heaven

ZERO WASTE CIRCULAR ECONOMY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Regional District Bulkley Nechako AND ReJar Zero Waste: Bulkley Valley Hive & Honey

COMMUNITY IMPACT: Blaine Estby and Smithers Brewing Company

TOWN OF SMITHERS BUILDING EXCELLENCE AWARDS:  RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS:  3030 Pacific Street / COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL:  Aqua North, 2909 Nineteenth Avenue

TELKWA BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD: Ridgeline Physiotherapy

THANK TO OUR HOST/VENUE PARTNER:  Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre Society

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS TITLE SPONSOR: Bulkley Valley Credit Union  GOLD SPONSORS: Hy-Tech Drilling / Larkspur Floral / Pretivm SILVER SPONSORS: CityWest / Seabridge Gold / Silverking Helicopters BRONZE SPONSOR: Bandstra Transportation

THANK YOU TO OUR AUCTION SPONSORS:  Bliss Wellness (Natalie) / Bulkley Valley Credit Union / Bulkley Valley Insurance / Bulkley Valley Financial / Bloom Esthetics / Bulkley Valley Home Centre / Bulkley Valley Museum / Bulkley Valley Pool & Recreation Center / Camus Photography / Carter's Jewellers / Four Dimension Computer / Giddings MacEachern / Glacier Toyota / Happy Pig  Organic Farm / Heartstrings Home Décor / High Slopes Acres / Hy-Tech Drilling / Interior News / Local Supply Co./ Love of Rocks / Mountain & Meadows Co. / Oscar's Fly & Tackle / Perry Rath Arts / Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge / Sew Bright Creations / Smithers Brewing Co. / Smithers Feed Store / Smithers Home Hardware / Smithers Public Library / Smithers Sausage Factory / Smokescreen Graphics /Sport Check / Telkwa Coal

THANK YOU TO OUR EXPERIENCE BAG CONTRIBUTORS: Bulkley Valley Brewery / Bulkley Valley Hive & Honey / Bulkley Valley Home Centre / Heartstrings Home Decor / Little Lamb Lavender / Local Supply Co. / Panago

THANK YOU TO OUR MEDIA SPONSORS: CICK / Interior News / The Moose

THANK YOU TO OUR MANY VOLUNTEERS: Kylee Arpin / Mike Bundock / Thomas Camus / Leland Clarke / Lara Collingwood / Ryan Coltura / Trix and Leroy Dykens / Graham Fast / Will George / Titi Kunkel / Rob Maurer / Annette Morgan / Trever Morris / Micaela McTavish / Elaine and Travis Nanninga / Kendra Papineau / Gaelle Thomas / Shilo Werrell / Lonny Wiebe / Kathie Williamson 

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT CONTRIBUTORS: Elijah Quinn / Steve Taylor / Thomas Camus / Sandra Smith / Blue Water Sushi / Riverside Kitchen / Roadhouse / BV Apple Fritters / Canadian Ski Patrol Smithers Zone

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO ORCHESTRATE AN AMAZING EVENT EXPERIENCE AND RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE. 

WE APPRECIATED ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED, ALL WHO ATTENDED AND ALL THOSE WHO TOOK HOME THE AWARDS

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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