News 2018 Business Excelence Awards finalists announced SHARE ON: Matt Fetinko, staff Thursday, Sep. 13th, 2018 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.