Once again Small Business Week is going to be upon us in mid-October. Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce advertised for nominations recently in the Times, on our website, and through social media, as well as through several emails.
These nominations lead up to the Of The Year Gala. The awards evening and dinner event will be held at Wells Gray Inn Convention Centre on Friday evening, Oct. 19. This is the evening when a nominee from each category will be announced as winner.
Many interesting nominations were received this year with several being nominated in different categories. The following are the nominees nominated in the following categories.
Businesses nominated for Rookie, Retail/Service or Tourism Business were: Doug Braaten Enterprises, Chasing Summer Outfitters/Glen Pickering, Clear Water Dollar Emporium, Betty Handy Pies, K & A Gateway Grill, Northwest Lawn and Garden / Mark Bissaillon, Raft River Store, Rooted by the River Nursery, Strawberry Moose, Wells Gray Air, and Wells Gray Inn.
Individuals, groups and businesses nominated for Employee, Community Spirit, Youth and Citizen were: Sylvia Arduini, Katie Bieber, Clearwater Farmers Market, Dan Coleman, Frances Dyer, Corey Easson, Kay Knox, Charlene Lau, Julie Mayo, Fay McCracken, North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Centre, Rooted by the River Nursery, Ted Richardson, Cheryl Thomas, Dagan Thomas, Mel Sasek, and Cindy Wilgosh.