Business Excellence Awards nominees announced

Voting has begun to choose the winners of the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Business Excellence Awards

VOTING has begun to choose the winners of the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business Excellence Awards.

Judges two weeks ago selected up to three nominees in each of 16 categories.

Winners will be honoured at a Nov. 23, 2013 gala hosted by the chamber.

Here are the nominees:

Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by Terrace Chrysler Ltd and Volunteer Terrace

1. Cam MacBean

2. Ron & Mavis Ramsey – Citizen

3. Lenard Lindstrom

Contributor to the Arts

Sponsored by Bell Media

1. Joerg Jung

2. Lori Merrill

3. Terrace Arts Council

Green Award

Sponsored by Terrace Chamber of Commerce

1. Park Place – Building Healthier Babies

2. Shiney Hansen’s Detailing

Rookie of the Year

Sponsored by National Car Rental

1. Blue Fin Sushi Bar

2. Café Zesta

3. Spirit Stones

Employee of the Year

Sponsored by Terrace Totem Ford and RBC

1. Chelsea Barg – Northern Vacuum

2. Maria Russell – Canadian Tire

3. Ryan Biggs – Safeway Terrace

Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Nechako Northcoast Construction

1. RONA Terrace Builders

2. Coast Mountain Wireless

3. Sonny’s Collectables

Executive of The Year

Sponsored by Progressive Ventures Ltd

1. Bryon Heighington – Superior Linen

2. Dave Merritt – Your Décor & RONA

3. Rob Dykman – Coast Mountain Wireless

Home Based Business Award

Sponsored by Canadian Tire

1. Freestyle Fitness with Stacey

2. Little Wiggles Dog Grooming

3. Northern E-Clips Hair Studio

Tourism Excellence Award

Sponsored by Lakelse Air and Bear Creek Contracting

1. My Mountain Co-op

2. Nicholas Dean Lodge

3. Spey Lodge

Community Booster Award

Sponsored by Northern Savings Credit Union

1. CFNR Classic Rock Radio

2. Dr Jaco Strydom

3. Northern Animal Rescue

Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Hawkair

1. Aqua Clear Bottlers

2. Time Cleaners

3. Wild Duck Motel & RV Park

Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by BDC

1. Daybreak Farms

2. Progressive Ventures

3. Superior Linen

Newsmaker of the Year

Sponsored by Terrace Standard and CFNR Classic Rock

1. Bob Erb

2. Minerals North 2013

3. Northwest Transmission Line – Valard

Family Friendly Business Award

Sponsored by Make Children First

1. All Seasons Source for Sports

2. CFNR Classic Rock Radio

3. Wightmans & Smith Insurance

Excellence in Innovation

Sponsored by the Northwest Science and Innovations Society

1. Shiney Hansen’s Detailing

2. Superior Linen

Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces

Sponsored by Skeena Diversity

1. Hot House / Casa Masala

2. McDonald’s Restaurant

3. Work BC – Northwest Training

Judges two weeks ago selected up to three nominees in each of 16 categories.

Voting closes midnight Oct. 31 and is open to everyone regardless of being a member of the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce or not.

To vote, visit Survey Monkey, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TerraceBEA2013.

Those who wish to vote the old-fashioned way can find an ad in upcoming issues of The Terrace Standard and either fax it to the chamber office at 250-635-2573 or drop it off at the George Little House at the foot of Kalum St. or at the chamber office, 4511 Keith (Hwy16 near the entrance to the Real Canadian Wholesale Club).

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