Aaron Buma, business banking advisor with Envision Financial, presents a Fan Choice Award to Graham Racich, general manager of White Rock-based restaurant, The Wooden Spoon. (Contributed photo)

Fans celebrate White Rock, Surrey businesses

Awards recognize “second-to-none” products and services

A White Rock restaurant, a South Surrey dentist and a mobile makeup and hair service business with a studio in Cloverdale were among recipients of Envision Financial’s Fan Choice Awards.

The Wooden Spoon (15171 Russell Ave.), Southridge Dental (103-5680 152 St.) and Organic Makeup Artistry were announced as winners Tuesday afternoon.

According to a news release, hundreds of nominations were received for the third-annual awards. They celebrate small- to medium-sized businesses located in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley “that provide a product or service that is second to none,” the release states.

Avi Kay, Envision’s regional manager of business banking, said small business in the province accounts for about 98 per cent of all B.C. businesses, and it’s “heartening to see our community members advocate so strongly for their favourite local coffee shops, beauty salons, breweries and more.”

In all, 20 businesses were recognized over five categories: food and drink; health and wellness; retail; new business; and beauty.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

South Surrey’s Rialto Theatre shutters after 200 % rent increase imposed

Owner says he’s devastated by the closure of the 26-year-old business

UPDATE: Man missing in Clayton Heights found safe

Family and police were concerned for his wellbeing

TransLink CEO asks riders not to enforce mask rules after Surrey bus punch-up

A fight broke out on a bus at 96 Avenue and Scott Road involving a man who refused to wear a mask

Community Connections: Gordie Hogg speaks with Margaret Cuthbert

Former mayor, MP began posting conversations on YouTube in June

Canada’s population tops 38 million, even as COVID-19 pandemic slows growth

Immigration, the top population driver, decreased due to the pandemic

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay blanks Dallas 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

Hedman wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

16 MLAs retiring from B.C. politics add up to $20M in pensions: Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers pay $4 for every dollar MLAs contribute to their pensions

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

Government secured NDP support for legislation by hiking amount of benefits by $100 to $500 per week

B.C. VOTES 2020: Echoes of HST in B.C. debate over sales tax

Cannabis, tobacco, luxury cars still taxed in B.C. Liberal plan

She warned her son about toxic drugs, then he was dead

Donna Bridgman’s son died at the age of 38 in Vancouver

Most Read