Chemainus Golden Brush Award finalists announced

The Chemainus District Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2014 Golden Brush awards.

The winners will be crowned at the big ceremony in Chemainus Saturday, Nov. 29.

In the Good Neighbour category for a business that goes out of its way to meet the needs of local residents and promotes local shopping, it will be Book Nook going head-to-head with Chemainus Foods, Chemainus Pharmasve, Dayliner Club Car Café and Twisters Sisters Tea Room.

Among Food Service Business, the contenders are: Maple Lane Café (formerly Crafty Cuppa), Odika Café, Twisted Sisters Tea Room and Willow Street Café.

In the Retail Business of the Year category, look for Bound to be Different going head-to-head with the Chemainus Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, Chemainus Pharmasave and Rexall Drugs.

Three companies are contending for Manufacturing Business of the Year: Thermoproof Windows and Doors, Vancouver Island Soap Factory and Western Forest Products Chemainus Mill.

Then, there’s the Trades Person or Contractor of the Year category. Here, the tussle is among BH Tire, McBride’s Service Station and Tim Openshaw Construction.

In the category of Professional Service Business of the Year, the contenders are Chemainus Valley Courier, CIBC Chemainus Branch, CVRTEK I.T. Consulting, and Mary Lynn Bancroft, Lawyer.

Among Personal Service Business of the Year contenders look for Doc the Barber, Flowering Tree Natural Spa, Sheer Impressions and Trout’s Barber Shop and Urban Legends Salon Spa.

Individuals are not left out either. In the category of Customer Service, Andre Sam Veilleux of CRV TEK I.T. Consulting is up against Debra Young and Teresa Davies of the Twisted Sisters Tea Room, Julie Stephens of the Maple Lane Café, and Marina Kereliuk of the Odika Café.

Finally, in Volunteer of the Year, the contenders are Kathy Copley, Karen Hopkins, and Gerald Lovett.