Winners at the 2013 Agassiz Harrison Business Excellence Awards. 12 awards were presented at Thursday nights event.

Local businesses honoured at awards evening

Agassiz Harrison businesses recognized for excellence by the Chamber of Commerce.
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More than one hundred and twenty local people turned out for the 2013 Harrison Agassiz Business Excellence Awards at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, Thursday night.

Twelve awards of excellence were presented during the evening concluding with Valley Care being recognized for Employer of the Year.

The Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce and the Agassiz Harrison Observer organized tonight’s celebrations. More updates will be posted over the coming days including a special edition March 15th honouring all the nominees and winners.

“We we’re thrilled to see such a fantastic turnout this evening, this was a great opportunity to recognize the hard work of smaller businesses located in Agassiz and Harrison” said Chris Franklin, director with the Chamber.

Here is the final list of winners:

Non-Profit/Service Award: Kilby Historic Site

Excellence in Agriculture Award: The Back Porch

Excellence in Tourism Award: BC Sportfishing Group

Green Excellence Award:Agassiz Bottle Depot

Excellence in Retail Award: Town Centre Optical

Excellence in Culinary Award: Hungry Chef Eatery

Excellence in Service Award: Agassiz Remedy’s RX

People’s Choice Award: MatSel Hair Studio

Chamber’s Choice Award: Pretty Estates Resort

New Business of the Year Award: Magpie’s Bakery

Employee of the Year Award: Megan Ellis – A & W

Employer of the Year Award: Valley Care.

More photos and video at: www.facebook.com/agassizharrisonobserver.

See a video clip of Todd Richard and the TR Band rocking it up at the Hotel.