TONASKET – The awards for business, organization and citizen of the year were presented at the annual Tonasket Chamber of Commerce banquet on Thursday, Jan. 15.
Wild Rose Floral Design, owned by Kelli Podkranic and Jay Johann, was honored with the 2008 Business of the Year award, presented by Helen Casey.
“You’ll note as you go down main street that this Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year has truly made a difference, creating a bright spot with sign board and balloons waving in the air, a great main street presence this year,” Casey said in her presentation of the award.
Casey listed several of the ways Wild Rose Floral Design has made a difference to the Tonasket community, including helping with the school Gear Up program and the Washington, D.C. kids, enriching them with a work study program on the art of floral arrangements, which were then sold as a fund raiser for the trip. The business also provides flower arrangements for the assisted living and nursing home and has helped behind the scenes with the fair and 4H projects.