Owners, and sisters, Pat Silveria and Willa Jones accepted the award on behalf of all the young women who have worked for the business in the past, work for it now and will work for it in the future.
The award was presented to Silveria on Sept. 30 by chamber Executive Director Les Cohen, board chair Ken Bryan and past chair Pat Piper.
Nominations referenced Slugs ’N Stones’ outstanding job benefitting Oasis Shelter Home with its annual chili cook-off and the staff of teenage girls that contributes all of their tips to Oasis. In addition, the business annually sponsors slug races benefiting the South Coast Humane Society.
Each year the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce asks its membership for nominations for the Chamber Business of the Year Award. Nominees for Business of the Year Award are businesses that are not only successful, but have also been actively involved in the community during the past year, emulating the chamber’s mission of helping to create and maintain a viable economy that provides all citizens with a high quality of life, Cohen said.
Nominations are reviewed by the chamber’s board of directors and awardees are selected by a majority vote.
Previous recipients of the award include Best Western Brookings Inn; The Book Dock; Chetco Federal Credit Union, Kerr’s Ace Hardware, Best Western Beachfront Inn, KURY Radio and CAL-OR Insurance Specialists Inc.