The Wingham BIA’s Annual General Meeting was held Feb. 22 at the Knights of Columbus Lounge. A good attendance was brought up to date on 2017 activities and planned objectives for 2018. The financial statements and 2018 budget were passed. Highlight of the evening was the annual BIA Awards. Three new businesses within the past year were noted: Gemstone Essence, Polished and Treasure Hut. Business of the Year is Christine’s Clothes Closet, Volunteer of the Year (as it relates to the BIA) is Chris Parks. Civic Improvement awards were presented to McDonagh Insurance, Earth Angel and Jewlz Designs. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Lorne and Margaret Humpfrey, former owners of Bell’s Pizza & More. They owned the business for 40 years and over that time had approximately 160 students as employees. Congratulations!!!