Summerland Business and Community Awards presented

Outstanding businesses, individuals and organizations were recognized at the 76th annual Summerland Business and Community Awards.

Outstanding businesses, individuals and organizations were recognized at the 76th annual Summerland Business and Community Awards on Saturday evening.

The awards gala, at the Summerland Waterfront Resort, was organized by the Summerland Chamber of Commerce. A total of 11 awards were presented.

Chamber president Arlene Fenrich said many outstanding names were submitted for the awards this year. From the many submissions, two finalists were selected in each category.

“It was very, very difficult to get the categories down to two people,” she said.

The Tourism and Hospitality Award was presented to Dirty Laundry Vineyard.

The Retail Excellence Award went to Bead Trails.

The Trade Services Excellence Award was presented to Valley Wide Home Improvements Ltd.

The Professional Services Excellence Award went to Dr. Marlis Anderson of Sunoka Veterinary Clinic.

The Manufacturing/Industrial Excellence Award was presented to The Vinegar Works.

The Sustainability Leader Award went to Grasslands Nursery.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award was given to Jamie Embree of Good Omens.

The Rising Star Award was presented to Roch Lobster/Maple Roch.

The Citizen/Volunteer of the Year Award went to Trevor Knowlton.

The Mayor’s Award of Excellence was presented to Deborah Silk of Critteraid.

The Business of the Year Award was given to Okanagan Crush Pad.

 

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