The initial list of nominees for the 78th annual Business and Community Awards Gala shows there are a lot of outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations in Summerland.
This year, the Summerland Chamber of Commerce has received 59 nominations for the annual awards presentation.
A total of 10 awards will be presented for business excellence in a variety of categories.
In addition, the Citizen/Volunteer of the Year award will recognize outstanding work by an individual in the community.
The Mayor’s Award of Excellence, given at the mayor’s discretion, will honour a local organization for an outstanding contribution to the community.
Each of the nominees has demonstrated a commitment to an individual business, a dedication to providing good service or a commitment to improving the community as a whole.
The number of nominations received this year is significantly higher than in past years.
The list of nominees shows that the efforts made by the various businesses and individuals have not gone unnoticed.
In the coming days, the list will be reviewed and two finalists will be selected in each category.
This is a difficult task as there are many impressive nominees,
The business community will then vote electronically to determine a winner for the business categories, while voting for the recipient of the Citizen/Volunteer of the Year will be open to the entire community.
It is important to take time to recognize these efforts and to encourage others to follow the examples shown by the nominees.
The entire community benefits when excellence and dedication are appreciated.