Nominate businesses now

Once again it’s time to honour the many great businesses in the Boundary.

Once again it’s time to honour the many great businesses in the Boundary. The Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is asking for residents to submit their nominations for top businesses in a number of categories.

“It’s that time of year again,” said James Wilson, executive director of the chamber. “You can submit at our website, www.boundarychamber.com, you can go to Facebook or twitter. You can even come by our office and pick up a hard copy.”

The Boundary Small Business Awards will be held at the Grand Forks Curling Rink again this year in October. “It’s all about promoting business in the Boundary,” he said. “The chamber and Community Futures have partnered to have a wine and cheese gala night to celebrate business in this community during small business week.”

Wilson said that the Grand Forks Credit Union will also be partnering, and the City of Grand Forks will be presenting the volunteer of the year at the same time.

Any businesses in the Boundary from Rock Creek to Christina Lake and in between are eligible.

Residents can also vote on the family-friendly business of the year, which is limited to those businesses that are registered with the chamber as being family friendly.

“When businesses sign up with the chamber they have an option of signing up as a family-friendly business which is a designation that says ‘we’re here for people to stop in and breastfeed or change a diaper or anything like that for their kid and not have to buy anything’,” said Wilson.

Categories up for nomination include: Business of the Year; Individual—Service Excellent, which recognizes an individual who has provided superior services to a client or customer; Business—Service Excellence, which recognizes a business that provides superior products and/or services; Retail Excellence, which recognizes a retailer who has been proactive to changing market trends, embraced new technology or ideas and has combined skilled marketing with good selling practices; Trade Services Excellence, which recognizes a tradesperson in the community who has provided superior trades services to a client or customer; and Manufacturing/Industrial Excellence, which is presented to a business that has strengthened the economic base of the Boundary area through development, manufacturing or fabrication of a product.

The Small Business Awards will be held Oct. 16 at the Grand Forks Curling Rink and is open to anyone.

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