Business awards finalists announced

Hope's third annual Business Excellence Awards dinner and celebration is set for Oct.18 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall.

The third annual Business Excellence Awards dinner and celebration is set for Oct.18 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall.

Presented by the Hope and District Chamber of Commerce, the event celebrates extraordinary business achievements in the area.

Ten  local businesses will be recognized for going above and beyond expectations.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and networking, followed by a gourmet dinner at 7 p.m.

After the dinner, guests can sit back and enjoy the talents of Adam Fitzpatrick, an Elvis tribute artist that has quickly risen to fame.

Fitzpatrick recently finished in the Top-15 at the legendary Ultimate Elvis competition in Memphis, the King’s hometown.

He performs all three eras of Elvis’ career – the high energy moves of the ’50s, the raspy vocals of the ’68 comeback special and the powerful vocals of the Vegas years – complete with authentic costume changes appropriate to the era.

After his performance, the award winners will be announced.

This year’s finalists are:

Established Business of the Year

Envision, Coopers Foods, Toys Pharmacy, Canyon Cable, Hope Brewing, Erica Press, Rona, Kim Chi, Pharmasave,

New Business of the Year

Jungle Juice, Purple Fern, Guardian Pharmacy, Pixel Mountain

Business Leader

Envision, Michael Kropp, Glen Ogren

Professional Services

Dr. Christie, Envision, MNP, Dr. Lawson, Free Rein, Mountainside Funeral, Dr. Eldridge

Food Services

Hope Drive In, Joe’s Restaurant & Lounge, Rolly’s Restaurant,

Accommodation/Tourism Industry Award

Christ Church Heritage Site, Destination Hope & Beyond, Hell’s Gate Airtram, High Hopes Bed & Breakfast, Telte Yet Campsite

Customer Service Excellence Award

Envision, R. L. Swain, Pharmasave

Hope and Area Service Award

Northwest Harvest Church, Hope and Area Transition Society, Tillicum Centre, Hope Mountain Center,

Home Based Business Award

GH Contacting, Diana Gilbert (Arbonne), Rogers Upholstery, Willow Tree Spa, Tessa Poole (Arbonne), Eva Ford (Pedicure),

Trade Industry Award

Dorite Contracting, Glen Traun, R.L. Swain,

Tickets for the event are $40 per person or $280 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at the hope and District Chamber of Commerce office at 419 Wallace St. or at the Hope standard at 540 Wallace St.

For more information call 604-869-3111 or 604-869-2421.