Estylo Hair & Spa are the recipients of the Barriere Business of the Year award from the Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce for 2011. Lynn Rhodes-Ortega, owner of the business, accepted the awards from Kamloops – North Thompson MLA Terry Lake, and chamber president Scott Kershaw. Staff from Estylo were also on hand to help celebrate the win.
Three other area businesses were recognized as runners-up, and received a certificate noting this accomplishment from MLA Lake; Barriere AG Foods, Barriere Irly Building Centre, and the Barriere IDA Pharmacy.
In conjunction with the award celebration the chamber also hosted their 8th Annual Silent Auction, which received numerous donations from both business and individuals for this annual chamber fundraiser. Just under 100 attendees enjoyed wine, h’ordevours, and some good spirited bidding against each other as they perused the items laid out on tables throughout the fall fair hall.
“This is our only fundraiser of the year,” commented chamber president Scott Kershaw, “The money we realize from the silent auction, and our annual membership dues are what we operate the chamber on for the year. We really appreciate Terry Lake for his support, as well as all of the sponsors, those who donated items, and all the people who came out and supported this event.”