Nine nominations for business leader of the year and nine for young professional of the year are up for the 2019 Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
Individuals nominated for business leader are Angela Calla (The Angela Calla Team), Anita Wilson (Coast Therapy), Chris Chong (Butter Studios), Fatma Taha (Big Hearts Homecare), Fred Soofi (Pasta Polo), Gabriel Wong (Westcoast SCI), Kirsten Wilson (Jack Cewe Construction), Mark Friebe (Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre), and Mike Falco (Rocco’s Deli).
The young professional of the year nominees are Adina Diaconu (Westpro Physiotherapy), Cassie Curtis (Cakes n Sweets), Jamie Banfield (Jamie Banfield Design), Jessica Morrison (Squish Juicery), Josh Redpath (Redpath Relocations), Kelso Kennedy (RedStamp Agency), Srdjana Kasic (Longevity Graphics), Taryn Barker (The Little Butcher), and Yasaman Madanikia( Expressions Counselling).
There are 11 nominees for business of the year with 30 employees or more, seven for those with 11 to 30 employees, and 27 for businesses employee one to 10 people. There are 12 nominations for the not-for-profit organization of the year and 16 for the community spirit award.
The nominees will be honoured at a chamber luncheon at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club on Nov. 7. Full lists of the nominees and registration for the luncheon are available at tricitieschamber.com.