Finalists for the 12 award categories in the Business Excellence Awards have been announced and 300 delegates cast their ballots for the winners.

The finalists are:

Business of the Year
Darling Deviance
Onyx Stones and Custom Cabinets
Serengeti Northern BC
Sonar Comedy and Nightclub

Business Person of the Year
Jason Luke – Sonar Comedy and Nightclub
John Allen French – Takla Nation
Teresa DeReis – Adventures in Self Sufficiency

Community Impact Award
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Prince George
Prince George Humane Society
Ridgeline Roofing
YMCA of Northern BC

Entrepreneur of the Year
Angela McLaren – Prince George Humane Society
Jason Luke – Sonar Comedy and Nightclub
Teri Conroy – Darling Deviance
Zandra Ross – Zandra Ross Lifestyle

Environmental Awareness
CN
Northern Lights Estate Winery
PG Air Improvement Roundtable
Shine Hair Salon

Excellence in Food Service
Cakewalk Desserts
CrossRoads Brewing
Excellence in Hospitality
Bon Voyage Inn
Coast Inn of the North
Grama’s Inn
West Lake Campground

Innovator of the Year
Taxwerx
Zandra Ross Lifestyle Studio

Micro Business of the Year
Blissful Bubbles Boutique
Cakewalk Desserts
It’s All About Coffee and Food
Madison Ave Fashion

Outstanding Corporate Culture
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Prince George
Pathfinder Endeavours Ltd.
Team Powerhouse Realty

Remarkable Visitor Experience
CN Centre
Coldsnap
Northern Lights Estate Winery
The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre

Service Excellence Award
Birch & Boar Butchery
Darling Deviance
Kay Ross Photography
Prince George Driving for Life Academy

“The BEA’s represent a yearly opportunity for the Prince George Chamber of Commerce to recognize the tremendous efforts of the entire business community,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce, in a statement.

“With the tremendous support of our partners and sponsors, we are able to continue delivering this event year over year, consistently improving upon the event and recognizing the widest breadth of business here in Prince George.”

Voting is open for the nominees.

The 33rd annual BEA’s is on October 19th at the Prince George Playhouse.