2017 Terrace Business Excellence Award winners

The recipients for the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards were announced at the annual Gala Oct. 14. The awards are billed as a chance to recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations in our community and region. Those in attendance were well fed by Emmy’s Catering, had their funny bone touched by Vancouver comedian John Cullen, while emcee Steve Little kept the evening on pace and entertaining.

This year’s recipients are:

Community Impact Award: Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department Business of the Year Award: Thornhill Meat Market

Customer Service Award: Hothouse Restaurant Contributor to the Arts Award: Terrace Little Theatre Society

Most Valuable Employee Award: Chris MacPherson – Thornhill Meat Market

Executive of the Year Award: Tracey Davidson – Volunteer Terrace

Home Based Business Award: Delicious Favourites – Suzanne Raposo and Edwarda deViveiros

Newsmaker of the Year Award: RCMP

Resource Industry of the Year Award: BruceJack Mine

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Caiden & Austin Owens – Chill Soda Shop

Tourism & Hospitality Excellence Award: Yellow Cedar Lodge

Volunteer of the Year Award: Janine Wilson

“The community did a tremendous job of supporting this year’s voting process, we saw more people than last year take part,” said Loralie Thomson, president of the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce. “The Gala was a fun filled evening and is one not to be missed. Congratulations to all the recipients and nominees. A big thank you to all our sponsors, including Rio Tinto. Without them this event for the community wouldn’t be possible.”