Three Abbotsford businesses have been announced as winners in Envision Financial’s 2016 Fan Choice Awards.
Duft and Co. Bakehouse and Brodeur’s Bistro were both named as award recipients in the category of Best Restaurant, Cafe or Coffee Shop.
Craftsman Collision was honoured in the category of Best Auto Repair Shop, Auto Body Shop or Dealership.
The awards, in recognition of Small Business Month, triggered an outpouring of support for local small businesses, as hundreds of votes were cast in four categories via social media from Oct. 4 to Nov. 7.
The Fan Choice Awards, now in their second year, applaud small- to medium-sized businesses located in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley that provide a product or service that is second to none.
Winning businesses are determined based on popular vote by community members. This year’s winners will receive a plaque and decal for their storefront.
Other award recipients in the restaurant category were: The Wooden Spoon Co. in White Rock, Greek Islands Restaurants in Chilliwack and Harvest Store + Cafe in Chilliwack.
Also named as best auto body shop were: Buny’s n’ Bugs (Chilliwack), Mertin GM (Chilliwack) and Tsawwassen Collision.
Recipients in the category of Best Retail Store were: Auld Phillips (Langley), Hunni’s (Langley), Kristen Day Event Co. (Surrey) and Under the Umbrella (North Vancouver).
Best Hair Salon winners were: Brianna’s Hair Studio (Chilliwack), Lime Design Hair Studio (White Rock) and SAHM Salon (Port Moody).
Nominations took place on Envision Financial’s Facebook page. Participants were invited to comment on weekly posts to nominate their favourite businesses.