Fi­nal­ists an­nounced for Busi­ness Excellence Awards

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

Fi­nal­ists for the Prince Ge­orge Cham­ber of Com­merce busi­ness excellence awards have been an­nounced.

“The BEA’s rep­re­sent a yearly op­por­tu­nity for the Prince Ge­orge Cham­ber of Com­merce to rec­og­nize the tremen­dous ef­forts of the en­tire busi­ness com­mu­nity,” said cham­ber of com­merce CEO Todd Cor­ri­gall.

“With the tremen­dous sup­port of our part­ners and spon­sors, we are able to con­tinue de­liv­er­ing this event year over year, con­sis­tently im­prov­ing upon the event and rec­og­niz­ing the widest breadth of busi­ness here in Prince Ge­orge.”

The win­ners in each of 12 cat­e­gories will be an­nounced on Oct. 18 dur­ing a cer­e­mony at the Prince Ge­orge Play­house. Here’s a look at the fi­nal­ists:

Busi­ness of the Year: Birch and Boar Char­cu­terie and Pro­vi­sions; West­cana Elec­tric Inc.; Primus Elec­tric Inc.; MNP LLP.

Busi­ness Per­son of the Year: Bikram Sahi, Onyx Stone and Cus­tom Cab­i­nets; Glen Mikkelsen, CN Cen­tre; Se­len Al­pay, Cana­dian Tire Prince Ge­orge; Son­ica Kan­dola, RK Fur­ni­ture Gallery.

Top Non-Profit or Char­ity: YMCA of North­ern BC; Prince Ge­orge Hos­pice So­ci­ety; Foundry Prince Ge­orge; United Way.

Top Mar­ket­ing Cam­paign: BC Route 16, Tourism Prince Ge­orge; Pop Me­dia Inc.; Move Up Prince Ge­orge, City of Prince Ge­orge; Cari­boo Rocks the North.

En­vi­ron­men­tal Lead­er­ship: Ad­ven­tures in Self Suf­fi­ciency; Col Juicery; Pa­cific Western Brew­ing; Prince Ge­orge Driv­ing for Life Academy.

Excellence in Food and Bev­er­age: Trench Brew­ing and Dis­till­ing; Smokey J’s Mm­meats; Farm­house Cater­ing Com­pany Ltd.; North City Don­air.

Excellence in Hos­pi­tal­ity: Wood­house Cot­tages and Ranch; Court­yard by Mar­riott Prince Ge­orge; Pomeroy Inn and Suites; Salmon Val­ley Camp­ground.

Top Indige­nous Owned Busi­ness: The Pep­per Tree Hair Stu­dio Inc;. Prince Ge­orge Bar­ber Shop; Zan­dra Ross Life­style; Erin Stagg Fine Art.

Mi­cro Busi­ness of the Year: Bliss­ful Bub­bles Bou­tique; 4 Paws Pure; Sim­ply Beau­ti­ful Jew­elry De­sign and Cloth­ing; Kay Ross Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Top Work­place Cul­ture: Ave Maria Spe­cial­ties; The Ex­plo­ration Place; Pine Cen­tre Mall owned by Morguard; Primus Elec­tric Inc.

Re­mark­able Vis­i­tor Ex­pe­ri­ence: North­ern FanCon; Cari­boo Rocks the North; Wood­house Cot­tages and Ranch; Cross­Roads Street Fes­ti­val Se­ries

Ser­vice Excellence Award: Dar­ling De­viance Wool Shop and Gifts; It’s All About Cof­fee and Food; Madi­son Ave Fash­ions; CBI Health Cen­tre Prince Ge­orge.

Vot­ing for the win­ners in each cat­e­gory is now open. Cham­ber mem­bers will re­ceive a link to the vot­ing plat­form via email.

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