Darnell Saunders (centre)

Darnell Saunders (centre)

Village honours businesses

The Lumby and District Chamber of Commerce recently held its Business Awards Gala.

The best in business has been honoured in the Lumby area.

The Lumby and District Chamber of Commerce recently held its Business Awards Gala.

“It was great to see so many local people come out to recognize our local businesses Hollywood style,” said Stephanie Sexsmith, chamber manager.

Awards were presented to:

Community service: Scotiabank

Community spirit: Super A Foods

Retailer: Irly Bird

Business revitalization: Ida’s Bakery

Tourism excellence: Blue Ox Pub

Technology innovator: Accu-Tech RV Doctor

Valley First New Business: Connect Coffee House

Manufacturer: Tolko Industries

Home-based business: Raven Aviation

B.C. Hydro Go Green: Sunfire Systems

Teleus young entrepreneur of the year: Connect Coffee House

Business of the year: Valley First Credit Union

“The support of the local community, our chamber committee, volunteers, sponsors and all the generous donators allows our chamber to continue to make improvements for our local businesses,” said Sexsmith.