The Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Silent Auction and 4th Annual Business of the Year Awards presentation took place Saturday, Feb. 22, at the North Thompson Fall Fair hall. The Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Health and MLA for Kamloops North Thompson was the guest of honour with his wife Lisa, and made the award presentations.
The nominees for Business of the Year included Barriere Esso/Subway, and Sweetnam’s Variety Store. The top award was presented to Barriere AG Foods.
During the evening an abundance of food and refreshments were served up, and auction bidders were active making their marks on the silent auction bidding sheets, while Chamber president Lana Laskovic and MC Steve Shannon encouraged folks to watch the sheets and make sure no one outbid them. The whole process was entertaining, and the results of the auction sees all the proceeds go towards annual operating funds for Chamber.
The Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization comprised of businesses, professionals, residents and other community groups that work together to achieve a healthy economic environment that benefits the community of Barriere.