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Business recognized during small business week

Mona Mattei (L) presents the Green Business Award to Cher Wyers who received it on behalf of Ron Wyers; Photo, Nik Green
Your Dollar Store and More, run by Chris-Anne and Lawrence Gilmore, was named Business of the Year at last week’s business awards.
 
With a surprising turnout of over 150 people, Community Futures Boundary (CFB) hosted their annual business awards ceremony last week recognizing people’s choice businesses along with businesses that have succeeded with the help of CFB.
 
Eleven awards were presented throughout the evening after attendees enjoyed networking with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Three are nominated by the public, the Community Entrepreneur – Jazzercise Edie Raspberry-Faulkner; Innovative Community Organization – Habitat for Humanity;  and the Green Business award sponsored by the Boundary Sentinel – Western Aviation Ron Wyers.
 
New this year was a Community Impact Award that was scooped by Kettle River Canoes owned by Mike Elliot for his outreach to millions of people through the internet. CFB staff member Dennis Thome was also recognized for his volunteerism throughout the region, along with board chair Dave Marshall who remains active on the board after being an original founder of CFB.
 
Award winners:
 
Community Entrepreneur  Jazzercise            Edie Raspberry-Faulkner
Innovative Community Organization Habitat for Humanity
Green Business   Western Aviation             Ron Wyers
Boundary Wage Incentive Transorb Electric Products  Robert Milner and Peter Cozza
Essential Edge Award     Boundary Electric            
Youth in Business   Sunbean Café    Alyssa Milne
Continuing Success Award  Boundary Taxi   William Schnieder
Business of the Year   Your Dollar Store and More Chris-Anne and Lawrence Gilmore
Volunteer of the Year    Dave Marshall
Community Impact Award  Kettle River Canoes        Mike Elliot

Community Volunteer Award    Dennis Thome