Ernie’s Used Auto Parts won the Lifetime Achievement Award at Saturday’s Business Excellence Awards. L-R: Owners Stuart Ady, Maryann Ady, Christopher Ady and Castlegar Mayor Kirk Duff. Photo: Etelka Mihaly

Ernie’s Used Auto Parts won the Lifetime Achievement Award at Saturday’s Business Excellence Awards. L-R: Owners Stuart Ady, Maryann Ady, Christopher Ady and Castlegar Mayor Kirk Duff. Photo: Etelka Mihaly

Business Excellence awards handed out in Castlegar

Ernie’s Used Auto Parts won the Lifetime Achievement Award

Ernie’s Used Auto Parts was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards on Saturday.

Mayor Kirk Duff presented the award to owners Stuart, Maryanne and Christopher Ady. The salvage yard has been operating since 1974.

Other winners included:

Business Person of the Year: Collin Ludwar Affolter Financial

Business Excellence: Sun Life Financial

Customer Service Excellence: Humble Bean Coffee Co.

The Green Award: Tailout Brewing

Professional Service: Head 2 Toe Holistic Health Clinic

Contractor of the Year: PNT Contracting

Tourism Development: Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Young Entrepreneur Award: Hedin Nelson-Chorney

Community Social Award: Habitat for Humanity – Castlegar Restore

Home Based Business Award: Into the Wild Off Leash Adventures

Restaurant Award: The Lion’s Head Smoke & Brew Pub

Manager of the Year: Shaun Bates, Lions Head Pub

Innovator of the Year Award: Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd.

The Board of Directors Choice Award: Mallard’s Source for Sports