The Estevan Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for this year’s Estevan Business Excellence (EBEX) Awards, which will be handed out on Friday, June 5 at Affinity Place.
The candidates for the Outstanding Service Award are Dart Services, jump.ca and Estevan Nutter’s Bulk and Natural Foods. Finalists for the Community Involvement Award are Enbridge Pipelines, the Orpheum Theatre and Power Dodge.
Audio Video Unlimited, Gilliss Casing Services and the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel are up for the Growth and Expansion Award. Davin Emmel (Dart Services Ltd.), Dylan Gilliss (Gilliss Casing Services) and Elisabeth Ross (Liberty Tax Service Estevan) are vying for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Finalists for the New Business Venture Award are FrameTech Systems, Liberty Tax Service Estevan and the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel. FrameTech and Regens Disposal were nominated for the Environmental Leader Award.
“This is a great, diverse list of different types of businesses and different people in business,” said Estevan Chamber of Commerce marketing and events coordinator Rebecca Westling. “I think it's just a really strong list. When the judges were … sorting through the nominations, they really had a tough time trying to choose the finalists in each category.”
Westling noted they received eight nominations for one category, and seven and six in other awards.
Three other recognitions will be announced at the awards night: the Business Leader of the Year Award, the Business of the Year Award and the inductee into the Nick and Verna Morsky Business Hall of Fame.
All businesses nominated for awards are eligible to receive the Business of the Year distinction.
There will be just one inductee for the business hall of fame this year; in previous years, three business leaders or families have been enshrined.
“It's really an excited award to present, and we're really looking forward to announcing that name,” said Westling.
People can purchase tickets for the EBEX Awards by calling Westling at 306-637-2190.