Where the Shuswap meets the Okanagan

Business Awards Gala

May 2, 2009


The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2009 Business Awards Gala on May 2. The Gala celebrated the excellence of Enderby and Area F businesses.

The evening began with a cocktail hour and sushi from Kaze Japanese Restaurant. William Brookfield provided live music while David Adams filled in as DJ during breaks. A four course dinner was provided by Hungry Jack’s, Leah’s Place, and Lulu’s Bar & Grill.

Tate Bengtson, Executive Director of the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce, presented awards as well as brief descriptions of each nominee.

Congratulations to the 2009 Business Awards winners!

  • Shear Joy, Home-Based Business Award
  • Wild Flight Farms, Agricultural Award
  • Jaime Seward, Artist of the Year
  • Germaine Smith of Enderby Jewellers, Employee of the Year
  • Sperlich Log Homes, Forestry/Value-Added Wood Award
  • Judy Dangel of Enderby Jewellers, Boss of the Year
  • The Enderby & District Credit Union, Corporate Citizen Award
  • Tony’s Tire, Service Excellence
  • Little City Boutique, Image Award
  • Curves Enderby & the Cliffs Cafe, Partners of the Year
  • Mimi’s Tea House, Best New Business
  • Wild Flight Farms, Area F Business of the Year

We would also like to recognize all of our nominees:

Best New Business: Bang-On Foods, Bombshells Tanning & Esthetics, Chuckwagon Pastry Pies, Denzel’s Gourmet Foods, Eternal Stone Works, Foods Alive, Interior Fitness, Kaze Japanese Restaurant, Mimi’s Tea House, Paws & Claws Pet Store, Special Touch Esthetics, Studio 1015, and Vetterbuilt Homes.

Agricultural Award: OK Fertilizer, Sure Crop Feeds, and Wild Flight Farms.

Employee of the Year: Becky Shuert (North Valley Echo), Germaine Smith (Enderby Jewellers), Ruth Ginther (North Valley Echo), Sonia Heckford (RE/MAX Enderby), and Tina Hawkins (Enderby & District Credit Union).

Boss of the Year: Bear Lutz (Eternal Stone Works), Brad Marsh (RE/MAX Enderby), Christine Ashton (The Cliffs Cafe), Craig & Amy Bell (Hungry Jack’s), Geoff Vetter (Vetterbuilt Homes), Judy Dangel (Enderby Jewellers), Maureen Walker (The North Valley Echo), and Ted Morrison (Enderby & District Credit Union).

Corporate Citizen: Birchdale Golf, Curves Enderby, Earl Shipmaker, Enderby & District Credit Union, Hungry Jack’s, and The North Valley Echo.

Image: Bob the Barber, The Cliffs Cafe, Cobwebs Antiques and Gifts, Curves Enderby, Enderby & District Credit Union, Enderby Jewellers, Little City Boutique, Lookers Salon, Mimi’s Tea House, and Partners In Planning.

Service Excellence: Baron Insurance, Belvedere Services, Century Stone Work, The Cliffs Cafe, Cobwebs Antiques & Gifts, Enderby & District Credit Union, Enderby Jewellers, Eternal Stone Works, Mainstreet Pizza, Marketplace IGA, Mountain View Electric, Mountain View Plumbing and Heating, Rod’s Towing, SuperSave Gas, Tony’s Tire Service, and Vetterbuilt Homes.

Artist of the Year: Blythe Heywood, Century Stone Work, and Jaime Seward.

Forestry/Value-Added Wood Award: North Valley Frameworks and Sperlich Log Construction.

Home-Based Business: Century Stone Work, Chuckwagon Pastry Pies, Eternal Stone Works, Foods Alive, Shear Joy, Studio 1015, and Vetterbuilt Homes.

Area F Business of the Year: Birchdale Golf, Lorenzo’s Cafe, Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club, North Enderby Timber, Rivershore Holdings, and Wild Flight Farms.

Partners of the Year: Brad Marsh & Bryon Brandle, Curves Enderby & The Cliffs Cafe, Dankoe Insulation & Vetterbuilt Homes, and Visions Overhead Doors & Eternal Stone Works.