Who will you nominate for a Golden Brush Award?

The Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce has put the call out for nominations for the Golden Brush Awards.

It’s time to honour those who have excelled over the past year — or the past while — in Chemainus.

The Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce has put the call out for nominations for the Golden Brush Awards, and the deadline to nominate someone is fast approaching.

The Golden Brush Awards honour excellence and outstanding achievement in business and community participation, and there are awards for Business Leadership, Innovation, Business of the Year (less than six employees), Business of the Year (six or more employees), New Business, Outstanding Customer Service, Sustainable Business Practices, Innovative Home-Based Business, Young Entrepreneur, Employee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.

Categories, rules and nomination forms can be found at www.chemainus.bc.ca. Nominations must be submitted by 4 p.m. this Friday (Jan. 20) to the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce, 9796 Willow St., Box 575, Chemainus BC, V0R 1K0, by e-mail to chamber@chemainus.bc.ca or by fax to 250-246-3251.

Nominators will be entered into a draw to win a night at the Queen Victoria Hotel, with dinner and breakfast for two and your choice of tickets to the Royal BC Museum or IMAX.

Also new for 2012 is the chance to get involved with the event by sponsoring it.  There are four levels of sponsorship from $100 to $1,000, and they come with various benefits, including promotion and discounted or free tickets.

This year, the Golden Brush Awards and the Chamber Auction will be combined into one big event to be held Feb. 18 at the Chemainus Theatre. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.

For more information about the Golden Brush Awards, visit www.chemainus.bc.ca.