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Sweet treats and sweeter dispositions have earned Candy Vault owners and staff an award that includes a free houseboat trip.

Celebrate: Brooke Rogers

Sweet treats and sweeter dispositions have earned  Candy Vault owners and staff an award that includes a free houseboat trip.

Shawn and Carol Rogers are delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of their Hudson Avenue business with an award in the Shuswap Visitor Friendly program.

“Way to go guys, you are the best,” raves Shawn of employees Jojo Neuman, Holly Nickles, Brooke Rogers and Lee Williams. “Our awesome staff has been voted the friendliest staff in the Shuswap.”

The Shuswap Visitor Friendly Program was initiated by Waterway Houseboats and other local businesses, regional chambers of commerce and local community associations Downtown Salmon Arm and Shuswap Tourism.

More than 55 businesses participated in the program designed to increase public awareness that Shuswap businesses take customer service seriously.

This program also served as a reminder that tourism is very important to the overall economy of the Shuswap. The Candy Vault received the most ballot nominations with a total of 422 ballots, followed closely by  Gondwana Gallery, who received 390.

The Candy Vault carries sugar and sugar-free items, with lots of Christmas favourites at this time of the year, including stocking stuffers, toys and gift baskets.

Recently added to the goodies is Moose Trax fudge, made by Janet Crandall of Golden.

The Rogers visited Crandall’s store and kitchen in Golden to check out her facility and sample her fudge.

“We thought it was wonderful and started selling it Oct. 1,” says Shawn.


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