A total of 85 nominations were received for the upcoming Business Excellence Awards, slated to be held Oct. 19.
This is an increase from the 70 handed in last year, according to the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event.
Judges have already been selected, and they will be combing through the entries Sept. 17-20.
The categories include business of the year (15-plus employees), business of the year (under 15 employees), business leader of the year, non-profit association of the year, customer experience award, entrepreneurial excellence award, home-based business award, and a new category, retail excellence award.
For more information about the awards gala, call 604-826-6914, or visit missionchamber.bc.ca.