Finalists announced for chamber awards

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce has selected 38 finalists for its inaugural WestShore Community Awards on Sept. 30.

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce has selected 38 finalists for its inaugural WestShore Community Awards on Sept. 30.

The chamber opened its new award format to any West Shore individual, business or non-profit group making a difference in the community.

“We received more than 80 nominations from the community, and it really shows us how invested and proud people are about the West Shore,” said chamber president Kyara Kahakauwila. “It’s really about celebrating and recognizing these amazing leaders and thanking them for their dedication to our communities. “

Chamber judges slotted the finalists into these categories:

• Business integrity

• Civic leadership

• Community innovation

• Community service

• Customer service

• Environmental stewardship

• Healthy communities- business

• Healthy Communities- individual

• Healthy communities- organization

• Long-standing West Shore business

WestShore Community Awards are Sept. 30 at the Westin Bear Mountain. Call 250-478-1130 to order tickets, $75.

See the list of finalists at



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