Business of Year finalists announced

From fitness to food, and hospitality to hair, the finalists for Red Deer’s 2009 Business of the Year awards cover a broad gamut.

From fitness to food, and hospitality to hair, the finalists for Red Deer’s 2009 Business of the Year awards cover a broad gamut.

The Red Deer Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday the nine local businesses that are in the running for recognition in three categories.

The Capri Hotel, Trade & Convention Centre, the North Hill Save On Foods and Stantec are finalists for Business of the Year. Vying for Medium Business of the Year are Chatters, Rocky Mountain Phoenix and Strata Energy; and seeking Small Business of the Year honours are Wallah Signs, One to 1 Fitness and 53rd Street Music.

Winners will be announced at an awards banquet at the Red Deer College Arts Centre on Oct. 23.

The Chamber said in a release judging criteria include customer service, growth, awards, innovation, community contribution and future expectations.

The 2008 winners were Red Deer Co-op as Business of the Year, True-Line Contracting as Medium Business of the Year and Gorts Truckwash as Small Business of the Year.

The awards, which are now in their 28th year, are presented during Small Business Week.

Tickets for this year’s banquet cost $85. They will be available until Oct. 16 at the Chamber office or online at www.reddeerchamber.com.

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