Chamber of Commerce preparing for awards night

he Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce will be holding "An Evening of Excellence," an event to honour and celebrate businesses.

Saturday, the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce will be holding “An Evening of Excellence,” an event to honour and celebrate businesses in the community.

The event, held at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, features dinner and an award ceremony hosted by radio personality Kyla Cornish and firefighter D’arcy Kennedy.

Karin Penner, from the Chamber, said the event has been going on for a number of years now.

“Once a year we take time to honour and thank the business community for outstanding support to the community,” Penner said.

The evening is initiated by the Chamber with the purpose of not only honouring the nominees of awards, but all of the business community.

“There were several nominations that were all shortlisted by sponsors and committee people,” she said.

Each award for a sector of the business community has different criteria.

The night will also feature a performance by CBC Searchlight finalist The Good Ol’ Goats.

“We were really happy about that,” she said.

The event is being held in the Pavilion and for dinner, St. Eugene will be serving its Asian buffet. The event begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and awards following that.

“We’re expecting between 180 and 200 people,” she said. “It’s a big event.”

Funds raised from the event are used towards Chamber projects.

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