The 15th Annual Business Excellence Awards unfolded with much glitz and glamour at the Best Western Inn on Saturday.
From their tables on the leopard print carpet the 185 attendees watched 14 trophies presented by various business sponsors to Terrace’s top businesses, employees, volunteers and newsmaker.
There were three finalists in each category selected by judges appointed by the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce who hosted the gala event.
The chamber received 881 unique online votes and 100 paper votes from the public to decide the winners.
The following are the winners in each category:
Welcoming & Inclusive Workplaces Award: Cafenara
Tourism Excellence Award: Farmer’s Market Association
Home-Based Business Award: Cracked Glass
Contributor to the Arts Award: Pacific NW Music Festival
Community Booster Award: Yvonne Moen
Employee of the Year Award: Sharon Banovic from Misty River Books
Volunteer of the Year Award: Angela Rabut
Rookie of the Year Award: Grill & Chill Restaurant
Retailer of the Year Award: Misty River Books
Newsmaker of the Year Award: Terrace Search & Rescue
Executive of the Year Award: Dana Hart
Company of the Year Award: Kondolas
Customer Service Award: Cafenara
Family Friendly Business Award: Hawkair