Castlegar businesses recognized at annual awards ceremony

By Betsy Kline
Castlegar News
November 8, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Krystle Seed

The Castlegar business community came out in full force on Saturday to celebrate their accomplishments at the Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce annual business awards dinner.  More than 200 people attended the ticketed event, which also served as a fundraiser for the chamber.  In his last official duty as mayor, Kirk Duff opened the event and introduced Mayor-elect Maria McFaddin. The pair jointly presented the Lifetime Achievement award, which is sponsored by the City of Castlegar.  That award went to Kalesnikoff Lumber.  The award is reserved for companies with at least 25 years in business, excellent customer relations and a history of contributions to the community both economically and socially.  Kalesnikoff has been a family-owned lumber company since it first launched in 1939.  “This business has grown a legacy of trust and integrity,” said Duff.  “They steward relationships and resources by valuing people first and never compromising on integrity.”

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