Finalists for the 2020 Community & Business Awards have been selected and voting has commenced!
November 4, 2020
Finalists for the 2020 Community & Business Awards have been selected and our Chamber members have until Friday, November 13th to vote for their favorite business/individual. Please vote using the link sent in your Chamber email only as we are not accepting votes on Facebook.
Congratulations to the following finalists (listed in random order):
Business of the Year: Free-Lance Automotive, Smithers Feed Store, The Sausage Factory.
Business Person of the Year: Kathryn Johnson from Kathryn Johnson Notary Public Inc., Sherri Morgan from Fourth Ave On Main, Scott Olesiuk from Glacier Toyota.
Citizen/Volunteer of the Year: Matt Bruintjes, Lisa O'Sullivan, Luke Smith.
Customer Service Excellence - Business: Heartstrings Home Decor & Gifts, La Petite Spa Smithers, Nature's Pantry.
Customer Service Excellence - Individual: MaryAnn Miller from Smithers Home Hardware, Sherri Morgan from Fourth Ave On Main, Emilie Schmidt from ReJar Zero Waste.
Excellence in Education: Jonathan Boone from Bulkley Valley Christian School, Kirsten Morgan from Canadian Ski Patrol Smithers Zone, Perry Rath from Smithers Secondary School.
Family Friendly Business of the Year: Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers Passage House, UFO on Main.
Home Based Business of the Year: Adventure Camp Tourism, Bloom Esthetics, Chef Brandi Collins (Riverside Kitchen Co.)
Major Contributor to the Arts & Culture: Smithers Community Radio CICK 93.9, Perry Rath Arts.
Public Service Excellence: Proton Foundation (Mark DeHoog), The Salvation Army Smithers BC Food Bank, St James Soup Kitchen.
Tourism Excellence Award: Frontier Steelhead Experience/Frontier Farwest, Hudson Bay Mountain, Oscar's Source For Adventure.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Nadine Huisman from Bloom Esthetics, Hudson Olesiuk from See Thru Glass Cleaning, Emilie Schmidt from ReJar Zero Waste.
Zero Waste Circular Economy Business of the Year: Braun Industrial, Bulkley Valley Wholesale, ReJar Zero Waste.
Winners will be announced at the Virtual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 25th.