Meet the Black Tie nominees

Last year
Last year's Black Tie winners.
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

Excellence in Cowichan's business and community service have again generated a healthy list of nominees for the annual Black Tie Service Awards.

More than 100 nominations were received, and announced last week by the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce.

The winners will be named at an awards banquet and Auction take place April 5 at Brentwood College's Crooks Hall. For ticket information, call 250-748-1111.

The following area residents have been nominated:

Will Arnold, Experience Cycling

Shae Clutesi, Outlooks Menswear

Fatima de Silva, Bistro 162

Andrea & Daniel Hudson, Hudson's On First

Maynard Johnny Jr., Artist

Jeannie Mellor, Sunfest

Robin Sturley & Nora Arajs, Edible Earth Seeds

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Betty-Anne Adelborg, Cowichan Auxiliaries Thrift Store

Dan Armstrong & Karen Halliquist, Velocal Delivery

Jim Arnold, Experience Cycling

Haley Atchison, Haley Atchison Hair Design

Seol Baik, CIBC

Liza Baker, Matisse Day Spa

Meaghan Beattie-Audet, Staples, Copy & Print Centre

Xavier & Maria Clara Bonilla, Cherry Point Estate Wines

Sarah Brown & Corrina Cornforth, Lake Cowichan Eyecare & Hearing Clinic

Ginger Brunner, Dynamic HR Solutions

Gerard P. Burg, Gerard's Specialty Foods Ltd.

Claire Burri, Cowichan Intercultural Society

Carlson's School of Dance

Catalyst Paper Crofton

Vicki Chen, Cowichan Intercultural Society

Mark Collins, Mac5 Web Design & Marketing

Ramona Cools, Happytails Dog Daycare

Allen Corb, Tire Exchange Cobble Hill

Melissa Cottam, Moo's Pizza

Cowichan Auxiliaries Thrift Store

Jill Craig, Whittome's Travel

Shannon Crossman, Nature Calls Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

Nicola Cusim Kali Yoga Studio

Chris Davies, Mid-Island Ink Depot

Chantey Dayal, Apple Tree Studio

Corinne de Lange, Cowichan Sound & Cellular

MaryAnn Deacon, Cowichan Valley Hospice Society

Discovery Honda Motors

Regan Dowling, Thrifty Foods Sendial

Jeff Downie, Old Firehhouse Wine Bar

Jeff Downie, Old Firehouse Wine Bar

Robin Duke, Power Lunch Cafe

John and Katy Ehrlich, Alderlea Farm and Cafe

Longevity John Falkner, Duncan-Cowichan Festival Society & Duncan Garage

Suzie Fortier, Tim Hortons

Ann & Grahame Fowle, GBS Glass Blowing

Tara Friest Lord, Tera Firma Studios

Brody Funk, The Super Plumber

Marlin Gault, Marlin Motors

Jack George, Thrifty Foods

Kamaljeet Gill, The Royal Dar

Devon Gillott, Devon Gillott Sessions

Terry Harrison, Glass Art & Wearable Art

Michele Heath, Artist

Andrew Higginson, Higginson Consulting

Imagine That! Artisans' Designs

Tian Jing, Shaun Baird, Dean Bryson, Carolyn Carruthers (posthumous), Ben Winterbottom, and Maryann LaBobe, London Drugs

Stacet Johnson & Gord Rumley, Genoa Bay Café

Chris (Ice Bear) Johnston, IceBear Studios

David Jones, Cowichan Co-op Gas Bar

Art Jones, Just Jones Automotive

Coco Jones, Coco Jones Art Studio

Brad Klasen, Klean Kustomz

Shirley Kolompar, Cowichan School of Motoring

Carmen Kosidowski, DuLux Paints

Garett Lange, Lordco Parts

Danny Lansdell, Hudson's on First

Jennifer Lawson, Artist

Dr. Al Longair & Team, Prevost Veterinary Clinic

Norman Lowe, Thrifty Foods

Nikki MacCallum, Nikki Designs

Tessy, Robin & Jackson Mayo, Sears

Cori McCaw, DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts

Kelvin McCulloch, Buckerfield's

Doug McQueen, Experience Cycling

Lindsey-Lea Mercer, Identity Graphics

David Minkow, Duncan Elementary soccer

Bryce Nemanishen, Duncan Auto Parts

Kevin & Barb Olender, Duncan Junior Baseball Association

Davis Owen, Phoenix West Renovations

Naomi Payan, Naomi Payan Music

Peninsula Co-op

Dean Peter, Cowichan Co-op Gas Bar

Tina Phillips, Cowichan Search & Rescue

Mary Ellen Renny, Sherwood House

Harmina Richmond, 49th Parallel Grocery

Jocelyn Rowe, Everything Cats & Dogs

Jim Scales, Jimgerbread Café

Seaside Computers

Gordon Smith, Cowichan Woodwork Ltd.

Eugene Smith, Artist

Jane Spencer, Fabrications

Judy Stafford, Cowichan Green Community Holdings

Melissa Steer, Steers Meat Shop

Liz & Lance Steward, Just Jake's Restaurant & Craig St. Brew Pub

Beverly Thompson, Cowichan Intercultural Society

Jen Tinsley, Tinsley Design

Sonja Todd, Hilary's Cheese Company

Pipi Tustian, Pipi Home Decore

Nick Versteeg, DV Cuisine

Victor Vesely & Margit Nellemann, TeaFarm & Margit Nelleman Handbuilt Ceramics

Arthur Vickers, Arthur Vickers Gallery

Harold Wallace, H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

Alyssa Waser, Archer+Arrow

Peter Watts, Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn

Shannon Wetselaar, Lucky Paws Pet Supply

Samuel Workman, Volunteer

Ivo Zanatta, Matrix Marble & Stone

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