The Duncan/Cowichan Chamber of Commerce has whittled down the list of Black Tie nominees to 24 finalists.

They were chosen from 112 nominees.

Now each finalist will be invited to an interview with a panel of two judges.

The judges will score the nominees and the results will be audited by a representative of the Vancouver Island University.

Once audited, the results are sealed until the night of the Awards, when the winners are announced.

The Black Tie Awards are set to be handed out Saturday, April 9th.