Powell River Chamber of Commerce announces business award recipients

Dwight Hall serves as host venue for February 8 ceremony

Powell River Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 25th anniversary of its annual Business Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 8.

Winners and finalists were announced in 15 different categories at the event, which was held at Dwight Hall in Powell River’s Townsite neighbourhood.

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Here are the results from the evening:

Business Excellence of the Year
Winner: Mother Nature

Sustainability Award
Winner: First Credit Union
Finalist: City Transfer

Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner: Paige Anderson/Laszlo Tamasik Dance Academy
Finalist: Matt and Nicole Bordignon/Elemental Design & Millwork

Forestry Sector
Winner: Tilt Contracting
Finalist: Powell River Community Forest

Customer Service/Hospitality
Winner: Iguanas Mexican Grill
Finalist: 32 Lakes Coffee Cafe

Aboriginal Business
Winner: The Lund Resort
Finalist: Afterglow Hair Lounge

Employer of the Year
Winner: Kelly Keil/Peak Publishing
Finalist: Aaron Reid/Banking On It Bookkeeping

Not-For-Profit
Winner: 100+ Women Who Care
Finalist: Powell River Community First Aid Team

Employee of the Year
Winner: Fred Pannell/RONA
Finalist: Jolene Sutcliffe/Tla’amin Nation

Agricultural Business
Winner: Andtabaka Farm
Finalist: Myrtle Point Heritage Farm

New Business
Winner: Townsite Fruit and Veg

Small Business
Winner: Julie’s Airport Cafe
Finalist: Laszlo Tamasik Dance Academy

Home-based Business
Winner: Juniper Dragon Handmade
Finalist: Paradise Valley RC Hobbies

Tourism Service
Winner: The Lund Resort
Finalist: Sunshine Coast Shuttle

Customer Service
Winner: Foxtrot Electrical
Finalist: Chopping Block

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