What’s in Store: Harley dealership tops nation in fundraising

Sale of a customized Dirtster motorcycle and some serious pledges for Barnes Harley-Davidson customer Randy Hamm helped the local motorcycle dealer raise in excess of $50,000 for prostate cancer research and support.

Wow, now that’s some serious coin. And congratulations are due across the board for that effort.

The 70-plus member team at Barnes was inspired by Graham Hatch’s incredible story of prostate cancer survival. And, partnering with Hatch and a local radio station, they sought for the past three years to raise as much as possible for the cause, marketing manager Kevin Chow explained to me.

This year, that translated to Barnes having the most successful campaign of any dealership across the country. They raised $37,292. And earning the No. 1 dealership ranking, Harley-Davidson Canada donated a further $15,000 in their name, bringing the local total raised to $52,292.

“We’re pretty dang excited to have hit the No. 1 slot for Movember this year for all HD Dealers in Canada,” Chow said. And rightfully so.

Firms make Top 10

A few weeks back now, I told you of eight Langley companies nominated for B.C. small business awards.

Well, that list has been whittled down a little further, and it’s now down to a total of 100 semifinalists (the top 10 in each of the best 10 categories), with two Langley firms making the shortlist.

Congratulations to Chris’s Sign & Lighting Services Inc., which made it into the top 10 for best workplaces, and Social Media Minder, which made the top 10 in the Best Online Marketer category.

Stay tuned. The top five in each category will be announced at the end of January and invited to give a Dragons’ Den-styled pitch. Winners will be proclaimed on Feb. 26.

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