Last year’s Business of the Year nominees Babine Animal Hospital, winner Subway, and Aspen Inn. Chris Gareau photo

Chamber seeks business awards nominations

All residents of the Bulkley Valley can nominate their favourite businesses in 12 categories

The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for its annual Community and Business Awards.

Sheena Miller, chamber manager, said people might not be aware that anybody can participate.

“I’d love to convey that the awards nomination process and awards gala are inclusive and open to all residents of the Bulkley Valley, not just the businesses community,” she said. “Anyone with a passion for business and community is welcome to get involved in nominations and attend the awards gala.”

Nomination forms were mailed out to all the addresses in the Bulkley Valley and are available on the chamber’s website, Facebook page and businesses around town.

READ MORE: Bulkey Valley’s golden entrepreneurs

There are 12 categories including Business of the Year, Customer Service Excellence, Citizen/Volunteer of the Year and Environmentally Friendly Business.

The Town of Smithers also gives out residential and commercial building construction awards and the Village of Telkwa presents a Telkwa Business Leadership Award at the annual awards gala.

The chamber is accepting nominations in person, by email, mail, fax and online until Oct. 11

The gala will be held Nov. 16 at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge. Tickets are $45.

This year’s theme is “Blue Carpet Gala,” which Miller said is “inspired by the lakes, rivers and glaciers around us.”

There will be gourmet food, a band and blacklight DJ dance party with prizes for best glamour gown and suit, best blue carpet dance moves and best blue carpet themed business collaboration.



editor@interior-news.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

Town grants Chamber $20K

Chamber estimates up to $65K in lost revenue, turns to council for help

COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities

Many don’t have access required to utilize online platforms, says First Nations Technology Council

Salmon closures announced for Skeena and Nass watersheds

DFO notice expands on May 21 chinook ban throughout Skeena watershed

New Salt Boutique the realization of a vision for owner Caroline Marko

Marko combines the rough and the soft in a minimalist, clean airy space

Coastal GasLink pipeline work ramps up

With spring thaw ending, workers start to arrive for summer season

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Class will look different at Coast Mountain College this September

The college is embracing a distributed learning model

Most Read