Cariboo GM management and staff accept the Business of the Year award Saturday at the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Business Excellence Awards. Pictured (from left) are GM sales manager Lorne Doerkson

Cariboo GM management and staff accept the Business of the Year award Saturday at the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Business Excellence Awards. Pictured (from left) are GM sales manager Lorne Doerkson

Businesses receive excellence awards

Cariboo GM emerged as the winner of the Business of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards held March 10 at the Elks Hall.

  • Mar. 13, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Cariboo GM emerged as the winner of the Business of the Year at the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Business Excellence Awards held March 10 at the Elks Hall.

“This inspiring award has been given out only a handful of times to a local business,” says the chamber’s executive director Claudia Blair.

Other winners included Tickled Pink Beauty Bar for the Greatest Improvement Award; Alley Katz Bistro for the Food Services Award; Kirsten Braumandl for Newsmaker of the Year; Williams Lake Men’s Rugby Club for the Hospitality Tourism Award; Save-On Foods for Community Booster; Gibraltar Mine for the Manufacturer Award; Kornak & Hamm Pharmacy for Customer Service; and Karen Roberts for the Hugo Stahl Memorial Award.

In total, 91 nominations were received by the chamber for consideration.

Blair was also recognized for her over 25 years of service.