EDITORIAL: Chamber business awards

Drum roll please. Well not quite yet — the 2016 Business Excellence Awards nominees have been announced.

Drum roll please. Well not quite yet.

This week the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce announced the business excellence awards nominees.

Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Discover China 2016 Business Excellence Banquet and Awards night on Saturday, March 5.

Looking at the list of nominees, it becomes apparent that businesses in Williams Lake have been working hard to improve or  deserve accolades for hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, customer service, food services or as a newsmaker.

Another category, for chamber members only, is for the Hugo Stahl Memorial Award.

Of course only one winner will be chosen, but even the nominations should be received as a feather in the cap for the nominees.

Last week a national union labour union leader, in town for Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett’s announcement on the hydro bill with interest reprieve for mines, praised the Cariboo for its resiliency in tough economic times.

Small and large businesses are forced to be hardy too.

Like the customers they serve, businesses are forced to weather the storms the economic climate throws at them.

Fortunately the chamber takes the time to acknowledge businesses annually.

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees.

– Williams Lake Tribune

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