Robert Gagnon picks up the Home Business of the Year Award for N.I. Home Improvements at the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce event.

Robert Gagnon picks up the Home Business of the Year Award for N.I. Home Improvements at the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce event.

The deep blue CoC awards

The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the town with its annual Business and Community Awards gala last weekend.

The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the town with its annual Business and Community Awards gala last weekend.

Attendees were treated to a buffet from chef Alfons Bauer and his team from the Sporty Bar and Grill before masters of ceremony Janet and Dale Dorward announced the prize winners.

The Don Cruickshank Award was given to Chamber President James Emerson.

The Service Excellence Award went to Kristen Ireton from Peoples Drug Mart, while Kimberley Kufaas picked up the Young Entrepreneur Award.

North Island Home Improvements took the prize for Home Based Business and the Non-Retail Business of the Year was awarded to Port Hardy Bulldozing.

MC Dale Dorward saw  the other side of the mic when the Business Role Model of the Year was awarded to Macandales.

After the awards, attendees took part in a live auction before the Jam Shack Araknids took to the stage and provided the soundtrack to the rest of the night.