The late Hilary Everitt was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Brush Awards.
Everitt is one of 14 individuals or businesses honoured during a sold-out awards dinner and silent auction Feb. 18 at the Chemainus Theatre.
Flowering Tree Natural Spa won the Business Leadership Award, while the Innovation Award went to Crafty Cuppa.
The New Business of the Year Award was presented to Odika Cafe, while Renditions in Rags earned the Home Based Business of the Year Award.
Hansel and Gretel Candy Co. was named Small Business of the Year in a category for businesses with less than six employees, and Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn won the Large Business of the Year Award among businesses with six or more employees.
Twisted Sisters Tearoom won the award for Outstanding Customer Service, and Chemainus Health Food Store was honoured with the award for Sustainable Business Practices.
During this year’s Golden Brush Awards dinner, Foster Thorpe-Doubble of TD Repairs was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Margaret Fisher of the Chemainus Branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library was honoured as Employee of the Year.
Betty Short was recognized as Volunteer of the Year, while Murray and Jane Schafer were named Volunteer Couple of the Year.
Leading up to the awards dinner, the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce received 47 Golden Brush Award nominations for 19 businesses and nine individuals.