Quesnel’s 23rd annual Business Excellence Awards were held at the Senior’s Centre on Saturday night.
Shane Thon with Fraser River Chevrolet was voted as Business Person of the Year.
Business of the Year with more than 10 employees went to Work BC/Quesnel Employment Services while JD Meats won for business under 10 employees.
Ken Worobets, the owner of JD Meats, says the employees deserve a lot of the credit…
“It’s mostly on them because it’s their performance that allows us to do that. I mean we’ve been here for many years and we’re very careful at who we hire and we want to have people that have the right attitudes when they are dealing with our customers so we hire hire upbeat people and friendly people.”
Other winners included Long Table Grocery for New Business of the Year, Julie’s Edible Bouquets was the Home Based Business of the Year, The Occidental won for Community Inclusion, the Rocky Mountaineer Quesnel Station won the Tourism Excellence Award and Mama C’s Gifts’n’Giggles received the Customer Service Award.
The Quesnel Pet Safe Coalition Society that went above and beyond during the wildfires won the Community Spirit Award and the Society’s Debbie Knabke is the Employee of the Year.