The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia

EKCC Best of Kings

Posted On: Thu. Feb. 19 2009

Last night, February 18, 2009, the Eastern Kings Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Best of Kings awards celebration. For these awards local businesses are nominated and then voted on in a wide range of categories.

In total there are 25 categories and the top three nominations from each are chosen to be voted on. This year there were over 13000 votes placed.

The award winner for Best Media was a newcomer to the Valley. K-Rock 89.3 beat out Magic 94.9 and Transcontinental. This helps strengthen a belief I have had for some time, that us Valley residence were wanting a fresh new option to choose from.

In 2006 when The Valley Today started publishing local evening paper just for the Annapolis Valley, I thought we were going to get that new voice. However, with newspapers everywhere having a hard time staying viable, it only took a quick few months before this paper had to stop production.

K-Rock 89.3 certainly seems to be that new voice, and although some people speculated that satellite radio was going to do away with the traditional radio stations, Newcap seems to be very strong, and I think people will always want to get their local news and forecast, so local radio stations will be around for a while yet.

Listed below are the other winners in their categories from the 2009 Best of Kings Awards.

Best Family Dining Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill
Best Place for Lunch Rosie's Restaurant & Paddy's Brewpub - Kentville
Best Fast Food Wendy's
Best Place for Breakfast Irving Oil New Minas Big Stop
Best Coffee Shop Just Us Cafe - Wolfville
Best Bar/Lounge Rosie's Restaurant & Paddy’s Brewpub - Kentville
Best Clothing Store Phinney's Men's & Ladies Wear Ltd
Best Book Store Coles
Best Jewellery Store D M Reid Jewellers Ltd
Best Home Decor/Furniture Store Leon's Furniture & Appliances
Best Gift Store The Tin Candle
Best Florist Pulsifers Flowers & Foliage
Best Fitness Club/Spa Absolute Health Club
Best Hair Salon/Barber Beleaf Aveda Concept Salon & Spa - Kentville
Best Hotel/Inn/Bed & Breakfast Old Orchard Inn & Spa
Best Shoe Store Maxwell's Quality Footwear Ltd.- New Minas
Best Car Dealer Auto Corral
Best Hardware Store Rafuse Home Hardware Building Centre - Wolfville
Best Garden Centre Blomidon Nurseries
Best Grocery Store Atlantic Superstore - New Minas
Best Pharmacy Lawtons Drugs - Kentville
Best Winery Domaine de Grand Pre
Best Entertainment Venue CentreStage Theatre
Best Farm Market Wolfville Farmers Market
Best Media K-ROCK 89.3

Congrats to all the winners.

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