Nova Award finalists are getting ready for the big gala night.

The Timmins Chamber of Commerce says 45 businesses are up for 15 business excellence awards. President of BMT Joel Bergeron says it is a great honour to be a finalist for the Best Place to Work award.

Owner of Balsam Suites Alisa Brooks says it’s reassuring to be up for the Service Excellence Award.

Click here for a full list of finalists. The Nova Awards will be handed out at the gala night on May 10th at the McIntyre Arena.