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Best of Chester Municipality

Big congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the 8th Annual Best of Chester Municipality Business Awards! Thanks to Council those folks who took time to cast their votes and - of course - the owners, operators, and staff of our many local businesses and non-profits. A special thank you to those who provided feedback for program improvements – we appreciate you all! 

Our winners and runners-up are:

Best Artisanal Retailer: Nor’easter Apparel 
Runner-up: Village Emporium 

Best Building Services: Chester Building Supplies
Runner-up: Gates Electric 

Best Building Supplies Store: Chester Building Supplies
Runner-up: Chester Home Hardware 

Best Community Space: Together We Can Community Park
Runner-up: Black Harbour Distillers 

Best Farm or Forestry Business: Ross Farm Museum
Runner-up: Integrity's Haven Equine Rescue Centre (IHERC)

Best Garden Services: Oceanview Home and Garden 
Runner-up Downey Pitcher Plant Nursery

Best Gas Station: Running Man Express - Chester Basin Petro-Canada
Runner-up: Gold Nugget AFN
Best Grocery or Convenience: Spidles’ Your Independent Grocer
Runner-up: Foodland 

Best Health Care Provider: Our Health Centre (OHC)
Runner-up: Chester Family Practice

Best Health or Beauty Service: Sensea Nordic Spa
Runner-up: Luna Salon Spa & Boutique

Best Manufacturing Business: Black Harbour Distillers 
Runner-up: Hawboldt Industries

Best Realtor: Susan Diamond 
Runner-up: Lindsay Carroll

Best Restaurant: Gold Bean Café
Runner-up: Seaside Shanty 

Best Marine Services: South Shore Marine
Runner-up: Gold River Marina 

Best Mechanic or Auto Shop: Gold River Service Centre Ltd.
Runner-up: Chester European Automotive

Best Non-Profit Group: Integrity's Haven Equine Rescue Centre (IHERC)
Runner-up: Martins Point Pop-Up Market Society

Best Pet Services: Your Friend & Mine Pet Supplies
Runner-up: Chester Basin Animal Hospital

Best Place to have a coffee: Kiwi Café
Runner-up: Chester’s Café now known as The Jib Coffee House and Bistro 

Best Place to Stay: Oak Island Resort 
Runner-up: Far Far Away Cottages

Best Professional Services: Scotiabank (Chester)
Runner-up: New Ross Credit Union 

Best Spa or Fitness Facility: Sensea Nordic Spa
Runner-up: Luna Salon Spa & Boutique

Best Specialist Retailer: Black Harbour Distillers 
Runner-up: Kiwi Pantry 

Best Vendor at a Farmers’ Market: Nor’easter Apparel 
Runner-up: Higbee's Berry Farm & Nursery