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Finalists announced for Smithers Business and Community Excellence Awards.

The Smithers District of Commerce has released its finalists for the 2021 Business and Community Excellence Awards.

The awards will be held virtually on December 3 at 5:00 p.m. on the Smithers Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. 

This is the second year it has been held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

19 awards will be up for grabs at the celebration.

The finalists are:

Business of the Year:

  • Alpenhorn Bistro and Bar
  • Nature’s Pantry
  • Smithers Brewing Company

Business Person of the Year:

  • Sascha Hillebrand
  • Peter Karnouskas
  • Meg Roberts

Citizen/Volunteer of the Year:

  • Christine Bruce
  • Inderjit Grewal
  • Guido Holenstein

Customer Service Excellence-Business

  • Glacier Toyota
  • Heartstrings Home Decor
  • Oscar’s Fly and Tackle

Customer Service Excellence- Individual

  • Duane DeVries, Bulkley Valley Credit Union
  • Sadie Little, Pharmasave
  • Deborah Townsend, Smithers Brewing Company

Excellence in Education

  • Inderjit Grewal, Smithers Secondary School
  • Mary Neto. Walnut Park Elementary School 
  • Liliana Pesce, Muheim Elementary School

Family Friendly Business of the Year

  • Hudson Bay Mountain Resort Inc.
  • New to You
  • Smithers Bowl

Home Based Business of the Year

  • Camus Photography
  • Bulkley Valley Hive and Honey
  • New Creations Mobile Repairs & Restoration

MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO ARTS & CULTURE

  • Bulkley Valley Brewery
  • Facundo Gastiazoro
  • Raven Tacuara Artist Collective

PUBLIC SERVICE EXCELLENCE

  • Bulkley Valley District Hospital / Northern Health Care Workers
  • Salvation Army Food Bank
  • Northern Society for Domestic Peace

TOURISM EXCELLENCE

  • Bulkley Valley Exhibition
  • Camus Photography
  • Hudson Bay Mountain Resort

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

  • Aimee Steers, Sweet Dreams Esthetics
  • Olivia Hunter, Olivia’s Cafe
  • Jordan Young, Local Supply Co

ZERO WASTE CIRCULAR ECONOMY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 

  • Bulkley Valley Wholesale
  • Grendelicious
  • Riverside Kitchen

Voting for the awards will begin this week by the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce membership.

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