• Reporter Elaina John

Small Business Awards

On October 22, nominees and ticket holders for the small business awards presented by the Vermilion & District Chamber gathered virtually to find out who was successful in winning the top place in each of the categories. This year’s categories were Business of the Year- sponsored by Tim Dyck Financial Services Ltd., Sunlife advisor Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, Emerging Business of the Year –sponsored by Community Futures, Lloydminster and Region, Business Leader of the year-sponsored by JMH Adams Chartered Professional Accountants, the Agriculture Award-sponsored by the County of Vermilion River and the Greatest Impact Award which was sponsored by Scotiabank-Vermilion.

Other sponsors for the evenings event were: Appetizer sponsors- Confectionery 881 and Creech’s Lakeland Funeral Home, Creech’s Crematorium Ltd. Drink sponsors-Vermilion Eye Centre, Confectionery 881, Midwest Auto, Deborah A Tovell Professional Corporation, Shelly’s Window Coverings & Toma Fine Floors.

The event was sponsored by Integra Tire, Kinect Physiotherapy & Wellness, Masterpiece Therapies Inc.-The Art of Physio, Uniquely U Styles and Vermilion Jewellers.

Vermilion and District Chamber Manager Leanne Martin commented that, “an event such as this is not possible without the support of our sponsors, thank you to all our sponsors.”

The winners in each category are: Business of the Year- Uniquely U, Emerging Business of the Year went to Upper Level Pottery and Art Gallery, Business Leader of the Year was awarded to Kelsey Toews of Klassen Cattle Equipment. The Chamber Champion Award was given to Vermilion Eye Centre, the Agriculture Award went to Chatsworth Farm and the Greatest Impact Award was won by The PlayHouse Daycare.

Tickets were available through the Chamber for $30 for anyone who wanted to attend virtually and included a Take and Bake appetizer from Anthony’s Classic Grill, mixology lesson/Ruby Gin from Copper Cork Distillery, plus a chance win $100 in Chamber Bucks.

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