Finalists announced for business awards

South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce has announced its list of finalists nominated for the 2012 Business Excellence Awards.

The presentation – set for Jan. 31 at Hazelmere Golf Club – “recognizes and honours member businesses that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth and development and integrity in operating a business, as well as a commitment to community services,” according to a news release distributed Tuesday.

In the category for a business with one to seven employees, the finalists are Minuteman Press South Surrey, Tekbusters Computers Ltd., Lifelong Health and Shamrock Renovation & Construction.

Vying for the award in the eight-14 employees category are White Rock Glass (2005) Ltd., C&K Courtesy Cleaners Ltd., Cleveland Doan LLP and Confetti Creative Celebrations Ltd.

Peoples Drug Mart, Canadian Western Bank and Murray Hyundai White Rock are all up for the Business Excellence Award for a business with 15 or more employees.

In the category for New Business, Live Well Exercise Clinic, Morgan Crossing White Spot and Heritage Beds & Mattresses are in the running for the top spot.

Susan Bains of Holistic HR will be up against Taryn Deane (Agency Health) and Chelsea Badr (Hidden Gem Hair Studio) for the title of Young Entrepreneur.

Vying for the Self-Owned Business Person award is Joan Walker (The Curtain Call Drapery & Decorating Co.), Ginny Harrison (White Rock Travel & Cruises), Scott Christie (Garry Robertson DJ Entertainment) and Chris Temple (TNT Lawyers).

In the category of Corporate Business Person, Betty Icharia (Epcor Utilities Inc.), Amy Hennessey (FortisBC) and Len Doray (Homelife Benchmark Realty-White Rock/South Surrey) have all been nominated.




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