Celebrating Castlegar’s best in business

A recap of the Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Business Awards

The baristas that work at Humble Bean Coffe Co. in Castlegar BC

The staff members at the Humble Bean Coffee Co. were proud to win the Customer Service Excellence award. — Photo courtesy the Humble Bean Coffee Co.

The Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its 2023 Business Awards at the Castlegar and District Community Complex. This annual event, known for its high attendance, operates on a nomination and voting system and also serves as a crucial fundraiser for the chamber.

The list of winners offers a glimpse into the diverse talents and contributions within the community:

Business Person of the Year: Heather & George Salivaras (Recharge Fuel and Fitness/The Grateful Table)

Business Excellence: Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm

Customer Service Excellence: Humble Bean Coffee Co.

The Green Award: Dig Garden Centre

Professional Service: Back in Balance

Contractor of the Year: Hybreed Contracting

Tourism Development: Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Young Entrepreneur Award: Hedin Nelson-Chorney and Marty Lutsy (Tailout Brewing)

Community Social Award: SPCA

Home Based Business Award: Into the Wild off Leash Adventures and Train with Solly

Restaurant of the Year: Tacos El Gringo

Manager of the Year: Barry Moore of Kootenay Market

Innovator of the Year Award: Kalesnikoff Mass Timber

Additionally, two special awards, not determined by popular vote, were presented to Mercer Celgar in the Lifetime Achievement category and the Kalawsky Auto Group for the Board of Directors Choice Award. Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements and contributions of these businesses and individuals in our region.

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