The nominees are in for the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Business Excellence Awards.
Nominated for the Greatest Improvement Award are: Chances Signal Point., Delainey’s Centre, Fraser Bevz Broughton Chartered Accountants LLP, Pink Couture Cutting Lounge and The Laughing Loon Restaurant.
For the Food Services Award the nominees are 4Sure Bistro, DQ Grill & Chill, Road’s End Vegetable Company, Smashin’ Smoothies, Taylor Made Cakes & Sweets, The Yellow Umbrella & Thyme for Tea, Trattoria Pasta Shoppe and True Food Services.
In the Newsmaker Award category Carey Price, the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre Association, Pioneer Log Homes of BC — Timber Kings and Williams Lake Studio Theatre have been nominated.
For the Hospitality/Tourism Award the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, Clearwater Lake Lodge & Resort, Elysia Resort , Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre, Gold Rush Trail – Tanya Wong, Performances in the Park, South Cariboo Garlic Festival, Thunder Mountain Speedway, Williams Lake Cycling Club’s Shawn Lewis, Williams Lake High School Rodeo and the Williams Lake Visitor Centre are in the running.
Community Booster Award nominees are the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre Association and Willie Dye – Art Walk.
For the Hugo Stahl Memorial Award, which goes to chamber members only, Charlene Harrison and Dale Taylor have been nominated.
Manufacturer Award contenders are O-Netrix Solutions Inc., Peterson Contracting Ltd., Pioneer Log Homes of BC, Purdy Cabinets & Designs Ltd., Tell -Tale Signs & Printing and Tolko Industries Ltd.
The biggest number of nominees is for the Customer Service Award. They include Aboutface Photography, Adventure Games Inc., Alexander Clothing, Jewellery & Gifts, Amanda Enterprises, Awaken Day Spa & Salon, Bean Counter Bistro & Coffee Bar, BFF Fashions, CanWest Propane, Chaps Fix Auto Collision, Crates Gifts, Definition by Deena, Dollar Dollar, Dr. Rudy Wassenaar, Heartland Toyota, J & E Gifts & Treasures, Lake City Ford – Willy Devuyst, Kornak & Hamm’s Pharmacy Ltd. and Laketown Furnishing Ltd.. Margetts Meat Market, OK Tire, Pink Couture Cutting Lounge, Save-On-Foods, South Broadway Liquor Store – Lynn Ball, Stampede Glass, Suzanne’s & Jenny’s, Tell -Tale Signs & Printing, The Open Book, The Realm of Toys, Total Ice Training Centre Ltd. and Western Financial Group.
Now the task of picking the winners will go to a committee appointed by the Chamber.
The finalists will be announced at the Business Excellence Gala taking place on Saturday March 14 at the Elks Hall.