Finalists picked for Chilliwack Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards

The award recipients of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Business Excellence Awards will be saluted at the October 20th black tie, academy award themed event of the year gala. The front runners of this prestigious award event reflect the incredible ambition of the Chilliwack community and the success of its individuals and businesses.

“We’re proud to salute the people and organizations whose groundbreaking ideas and community involvement are reshaping how we all experience Chilliwack,” says Kevin Gemmell, President of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to recognizing excellence, the evening of October 20 promises not to disappoint.  The entertainment will be outstanding and the culinary cuisine will be unsurpassed.

Proclaimed “the event of the year,” the 18th Annual Business Excellence Awards is the leading Chilliwack event honouring business excellence in the community. The awards evening is presented by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, an organization with over 600 members.

The top three finalists for each nominated category are:

Business of the Year:

Little Mountain Greenhouses, Garden Centre and Florist

Star 98.3

The Town Butcher

Retail Excellence:

Little Mountain Green House Garden and Floral Centre

Minter Country Garden Store

Sardis Park VQA Wine Store

New Business of the Year:

British Empire

Healing Oak

Hood Star Automotive

Development Excellence: Award

Garrison Village, Canada Lands Company

Heron Landing, Kingma Brothers,

Sutton Group Showplace Realty, Sutton Group

Dining Excellence:

Garrison Bistro

Harvest Store and Café

Original Joe’s

Agriculture Excellence Award:

Little Mountain Garden Centre

Minter’s Country Garden Store

Verard Farms

Citizen to be Recognized – Legacy Award:

Funk, Kathy

Minter, Brian

Procee, Richard

Not for Profit/Service Award:

Chilliwack Hospital and Health Care Foundation

Chilliwack Hospice Society

Downtown Chilliwack BIA

Young Entrepreneur of the Year:

Devnich Desmond, downtown BIA

Bill Turnbull, The Town Butcher

Weightman, Christine,  Off the Mat Yoga

Employee of the Year:

Devnich, Desmond Downtown BIA

Leisell, Russell,  Unika

Wortman, Margie, Little Mountain Greenhouses

Professional Services Award:

Baker Newby

Optimum Sport Performance


Sustainability Award:

The Coast Chilliwack Hotel



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