By Ian Croft
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Every year, the Taber Chamber of Commerce selects a local business to be awarded Business of the Year. This year, one of Taber’s local coffee shops, The Loft, was awarded such honour. Mallory Nakamura, owner of The Loft, shared her excitement about winning this award before discussing some of the reasons why she believes her business was awarded with being Taber’s business of the year.
“It was very exciting for our team to receive that award,” said Nakamura. “It means a lot in terms of our community engagement, and I feel that we are doing our job when things are being recognized and appreciated. It was a good pat on the back for the entire crew. I think it could’ve been our expansion — moving into the bigger location. We had a lot of feedback from our clients saying that they would like a bigger space, more seating room, all that sort of stuff, and more privacy in the spa services. We were able to offer that to them and I think that was recognized and appreciated”
With this award as a clear indication that both the town and the chamber are behind her business, Nakamura spoke on some of the things they are planning to do to make their business an even better place.
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