Winners and runners up for the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards gathered together for a group shot.

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The winners and runners up at the Sooke Region Chamber awards night

2011 Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Awards were held on Thursday, Mar. 1 at the Prestige Convention Centre.

The tables were full of members, guests, presenters, sponsors and nominees. There was a small trade show featuring some of Sooke’s businesses, and a silent and a live auction.

The winners and runners up are:

Home Based Business of the Year sponsor: Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Winner – Your Perfect Gift

Small Business of the Year sponsor: Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Winner – A Sea of Bloom

Runner up – The Lazy Gecko

Medium Sized Business of Year sponsor: Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Winner – Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza

Runners up – Adrenaline, Stone Pipe Grill

Large Size Business of the Year sponsor: Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Winner – Western Foods

Customer Service Employee sponsor: Rob Jack Insurance

Winner – Crystal Herie, Sooke Home Hardware

Runner up – Stephanie Symington, Curves

Customer Service Hospitality sponsor: Sooke Region Tourism Association

Winner – Sooke Coastal Explorations

Runner Up – Sushi on the Sea

Business Improvement/Beautification sponsor: District of Sooke

Winner – Academy Dental

Runner Up – District of Sooke

Employer of the Year sponsor: Northern Star Plumbing/Sooke News Mirror

Winner – Village Foods

Community Arts and Culture sponsor: Sooke Fine Art Society

Winner – Jason Van der Valk

Runner Up –Sooke Harbour House

Volunteer of the Year sponsor: Village Food Markets

Winner – Elida Peers (Community)

Winner – Kari Osselton (Chamber)

Citizen of the Year sponsor: by Dr. Chris Bryant

Winner – Evonne Black

Runner Up – Frederique Philip

President’s Choice sponsor Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Winner – Moonfist.

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