“It’s awesome. It’s great to be recognized,” said Carolyn Torrie after receiving the award during the annual Chamber dinner at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre.
Torrie accepted the award on behalf of her husband Bob, who wasn’t able to make to the awards ceremony because of his health.
Real Tone Hearing Instruments opened in Springhill a little over 10 years ago, when Bob and Carolyn moved to Springhill from Saskatchewan. Carolyn is originally from Springhill and says Bob has loved the move.
“He loves it here. He loves Springhill. I can’t get him away now,” said Carolyn.
The business has been busier than they expected.
“This is a semi-retirement business and it’s kept us quite busy,” said Carolyn.
Harold Delaney, president of the Springhill & Area Chamber of Commerce, presented the award to Carolyn.
“We never had an audiologist in Springhill, as far as I know, and they’ve been extremely busy,’ said Delaney.
He said Torrie has helped many people who served in the armed forces who now have hearing issues.
“They’ve been busier than they thought,” said Delaney.