Langley Advance Best of the Best Awards reception Aug. 27.

Langley Advance readers’ poll is a toast to local business

The Best of the Best awards program grows in popularity each year.

Caption: Chef Parinya Loptson of Ban Chok Dee Thai restaurant was among those attending the Best of the Best Awards reception Aug. 27.

 

Later this year residents will decide whom they will send to Ottawa as their Member of Parliament.

But this summer residents let the business community know whom they consider leaders in their sectors through the 18th annual Langley Advance Best of the Best awards.

“Best of the Best allows us to honour local businesses for their outstanding service and products,” explained Langley Advance publisher Lisa Farquharson.

People are voting each year, because they’re impressed and appreciative, the new leader of the Advance team elaborated.

This year alone, there were thousands of online and paper ballots cast, making this the biggest year ever for the program. The winners were recognized at a reception Aug. 27 at the Redwoods Golf Course.

Langley Advance ad rep Cheri Grey shared a laugh with client Keith Setter of REMAX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Aly Kanani of Langley Orthodontics was greeted by Langley Advance ad rep Ramona Wildeman, who oversees Real Estate Weekly (REW).

 

 

 

“The reception was extremely well attended and was an amazing opportunity for the Langley Advance staff to recognize the Best of the Best. I was thrilled to become reacquainted with so many business owners as well as meeting many for the first time,” Farquharson said.

Two unique categories were added this year.

The best first date locale winners were Colussus Theatre in top spot, Fort Langley Pub in second spot, and Wendel’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse and Olive Garden tied for third. The best trail winners were Fort to Fort, Campbell Valley Regional Park and Derby Reach.

 

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Catherine Anderson owns the local Expedia CruiseShipCenters branch and chatted with Peggy O’Brien, the Advance assistant ad manager. The agency was among the winners at the Best of the Best Awards 2015.

 

Ronda Payne/Langley Advance

A group from the Fibromyalgia Well-Spring Foundation was at the reception and is spreading word about its Creating Awareness Walk to Banff in May of 2016. The Langley-based charity runs a thrift shop and holds support groups throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

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