Local businesses celebrated on Saturday at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards gala at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort.
More than 160 people took part in the dinner event, which was emceed by chamber president Kerry Cavers and director Linda Ferguson.
“On behalf of the 2017 board of directors, thank you everyone for attending and continuing to support the Chamber and our business community. Together we can make Sooke prosperous for all” said Cavers.
The winners were:
Professional Services Excellence – RBC Royal Bank Canada, Sooke Branch
Retail and Services Excellence – West Coast Heeler Pack
Manufacturing and Industry Excellence – Saltwest Naturals Inc.
Dining and Hospitality Excellence – Little Vienna Bakery Café & Marketplace
Trades and Skilled Labour Excellence – Westcom Plumbing and Heating
Home-based Business Excellence – Fudge In A Round
Not-For-Profit Organization Excellence – Sooke Fine Arts Society
President’s Award of Recognition – chamber vice-president Stephen Grundy
Sustainability and Leadership Spark Award – 4-M Bobcat & Trucking
Community Spirit and Advocacy Spark Award – Sooke Harbourside Lions
New Business of the Year – 642 Wear
Business of the Year – The Stick in the Mud
People’s Choice (tied) – Stacey Scharff, Pemberton Holmes and Sooke 24-Hour Fitness.