Businesses awarded by Sparwood Chamber

After a four-year hiatus, the Business Excellence Awards returned to Sparwood, honouring worthy district businesses.

After a four-year hiatus, the Business Excellence Awards returned to Sparwood, honouring worthy district businesses, both retail and non-profit, in a variety of categories.

“We’re here tonight to celebrate our businesses and to really appreciate some of the people in town who need a ‘thank you’,” said Sparwood Chamber of Commerce Manager Norma McDougall.

Over 60 people gathered at the Visitor Centre last Wednesday evening for appetizers and drinks as names of the big winners were called out.

Tammy Ogden, vice-president at the chamber, read out the description and winner for Retail Business of the Year.

“The retail business award is awarded to a local business that demonstrates good business standards and ethics, provides exemplary retail products and services to their clientele and actively demonstrates their commitment to the community through involvement and leadership,” said Ogden.

Ogden presented the award to Overwaitea Foods.

Other recipients were Buds & Blooms for New Business of the Year, the Elk Valley Thrift Store for Best Non-Profit and MDG Contracting for Best Industrial/Mine Support.

Individual employees were also honoured for their excellent customer service. This year, the recipient was Sarina Beran of Remedy RX.