Community Futures Boundary hosts Business Excellence and Community Awards gala

Different local organizations that sponsored the awards were on hand to present to the winners.

Vanessa Chartier (right) accepts the award for Business of the Year – West Boundary

Local movers and shakers gathered at the Grand Forks Curling Club last week for the annual Business Excellence and Community Awards night.

Community Futures Boundary hosted the awards on Thursday, recognizing outstanding services, products and people that make the Boundary great. Last week was Small Business Week across the province.

The awards drew a crowd for food catered by Crowsnest Keep and mingling, followed by the awards ceremony. Different local organizations that sponsored the awards were on hand to present to the winners, including publisher Eric Lawson to present for Black Press.

The City of Grand Forks also presented its volunteer excellence awards, and named long-time Grand Forks International volunteer Gerry Foster Volunteer of the Year.

 

Following are the top three nominations in each category, with the first-place winner in bold.

 

Business of the Year – East Boundary

Presented by Community Futures Boundary

Pharmasave Grand Forks

Wooden Spoon Bistro

Jogas Espresso Café

 

Business of the Year – West Boundary

Presented by Community Futures Boundary

Copper Eagle Cappuccino & Bakery Ltd.

Deadwood Junction

The Yellow Door Boutique

 

Family Friendly Business

Presented by the Phoenix Foundation

The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop

BFISS

Freeman’s Farm Supplies

 

Individual – Service Excellence

Presented by Telus

Hardy Skott – My Udder Store (Greenwood)

Kayla Sebastian – The Wooden Spoon Bistro

Andrew Novokshonoff – Magnum Auto

 

Business – Service Excellence

Presented by Boundary Country Regional

Chamber of Commerce

Alpine Signs & Graphics

The Wooden Spoon Bistro

My Udder Store

 

Community Impact

Presented by Grand Forks Credit Union

Whispers of Hope

BFISS

Gallery II

 

Green Award

Presented by Juice FM

Boundary Museum and Interpretive Centre

The Wooden Spoon Bistro

Love Bamboo / Xenja Wear

 

Retail Excellence

Presented by the Grand Forks Gazette

Work n Play Clothing # 108

Pharmasave Grand Forks

Grand Forks Home Hardware

 

Trade Service Excellence

Presented by the Grand Forks Gazette

Magnum Auto Inc.

Dandy Plumbing & Heating

Boundary Country Heating & Cooling

 

Manufacturing / Industrial Excellence

Presented by the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce

Interfor Corp. Grand Forks Division

Roxul Inc.

Vaagen Fibre Canada

 

(BELOW)

Hardy Skott from the My Udder Store (centre) accepts the award for Individual – Service Excellence from Telus representatives James Wilson and Trisha Vroom.