• Business & Community Excellence Awards: 2/21/2019

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    February 21, 2019

    Wednesday, February 20th  was a special night for Fort Nelson. Hosted at the Phoenix Theatre, the 24th annual Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Excellence Awards gave the community a chance to come together in celebration of businesses and individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in our lives.

    The recipients of the 2018 Business & Community Excellence Awards are:

    • Community Leader Award: Fort Nelson Rotary Club
    • Business of the Year: Dan's Pub
    • Customer Service Excellence - Business: Integrity Automotive
    • Customer Service Excellence – Individual:  Alfie Lee
    • Educator of the Year: Raymond Needlay
    • Entrepreneur of the Year: Toni MacDonald
    • Volunteer of the Year: Jamie Thompson
    • Athlete of the Year: Darin Rakoczy
    • Public Services Award: Northern Rockies Recreation Centre Staff
    • Employer of the Year:  Michele Mitchell - Lakeview Inn & Suties

    The Chamber would like to congratulate all the recipients and nominees who were recognized and celebrated by coworkers, clients, and community members. You make the Northern Rockies a fantastic place to work and live.

    Nominees in each category were:

    Athlete of the Year Community Leader
    Darin Rakoczy Fort Nelson Rotary Club
    Cathy Dolan John Roper
      Ben Wall
    Business of the Year  
    Dan's Pub Entrepreneur of the Year
    Infinite Strength Wellness Toni MacDonald
    Metis Nation Communications Chastity Bentham
    Ye Olde Quilt Shoppe  
    Final Touch Flowers, Gifts & Events Educator of the Year
    City Furniture Raymond Needlay
    Northern Metalic Sales Alexsia Dukane
    Customer Service – Company Customer Service – Individual
    Integrity Automotive Services Alfie Lee
    City Furniture Ashley McCallum
    Service Glass Jenn Thomas
    Northern Rockies Plumbing & Heating  Jenna Dixon
    Fort Nelson General Hospital Nick Wiebe
    Kal Tire Shaeleen Graham
    Diemert Home Hardware Susan Walsh
      Wenda King
    Public Service Award  
    NR Recreation Centre Staff Volunteer of the Year
    Rhonda Mathison Jamie Thompson
    Ross Coupe Brenda Enax
    Takashi Animal Rescue Gillian Leverkus
    Fort Nelson General Hospital James Childs
      Don Stanek
    Employer of the Year Shari Brucker
    Michele Mitchell  
    Phoenix Theatre  

    It was great to get out and celebrate with everyone who joined us and the food was fabulous thanks to our Event Sponsor - Chevron Cananda and to the Woodlands Inn One Lounge, Boston Pizza, Dan's Pub and All Fed Up Catering.

    Without our Sponsors - this could not happen!

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    Has an individual or business provided an extra-ordinary service?
    Do you know someone who consistently goes above and beyond?
    Nominate them now for the 2019  Business and Community Excellence award!