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Home Hardware a retail winner

Jan Lavertu, right, of Home Hardware in Port Alberni accepts his Vancouver Island Business Excellence award for Retail Company of the Year. - Photo Submitted
Jan Lavertu, right, of Home Hardware in Port Alberni accepts his Vancouver Island Business Excellence award for Retail Company of the Year.
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Home Hardware has won the Retail Company of the Year award at the 14th annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards.

The awards celebrate the best businesses on Vancouver Island in 19 different categories.

“This award means a great deal to us,” Jan Lavertu, dealer-owner, said in a statement. “It really shows that smaller communities are doing great things to be recognized by your peers beyond the scope of your community.

“We are proud of this award,” he said.

This is the third business award for the store, which expanded a year ago into a larger space.

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