Annual Golden Brush Awards

The awards recognize excellence in businesses and individuals, particularly those that contribute to the community.

Chemainus-area businesses were honoured by the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce in late November at the annual Golden Brush Awards dinner.

The awards recognize excellence in businesses and individuals, particularly those that contribute to the community. This year, more than 260 nominations were received in nine categories. The 10th category, the President’s Award, is chosen by the Chamber president, with input from the board of directors. This year’s award recipients are:

Good Neighbour Award: Chemainus Foods

Food Service Business of the Year: Willow Street Café

Retail Business of the Year: Bound to be Different

Manufacturing Business of the Year: Thermoproof Windows and Doors

Trades Person or Contractor of the Year: Tim Openshaw Contracting

Professional Service Business of the Year: Chemainus Valley Courier

Personal Service Business of the Year: Doc the Barber

Customer Service: Debra Young and Teresa Davies, Twisted Sisters Tea Room

Volunteer of the Year: Karen Hopkins

President’s Award: Ron Neubauer