We're honoured to help celebrate exceptional businesses within our community. Since 1987, our Business Excellence Awards has presented over 250 awards to businesses in Kelowna and the surrounding area. This program offers finalists and award recipients well-deserved recognition for their accomplishments as well as valuable publicity for their organization.

In 2018 we were nominated for Small Business of the Year. We were introduced to 300+ members of the Chamber at the awards ceremony and our presence was greatly elevated to the general public. The experience turned out to be a great promotional tool for us. 

Sean MacMillan | Orthoquest Pedorthics

For sponsorship opportunities, contact our Sales & Business Development Manager.


2019 Nominees

The nominations are in and we are pleased to announce this year's impressive list of Business Excellence Awards nominees! Make sure to to join us at the Nominees Luncheon on Oct. 3 to see who will be a finalist for the glitzy and glamours 32nd Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala & Ceremony to follow on Nov. 1. 

Rising Star Business of the Year (less than 3 years)
  • Cannary Packaging
  • Focalpoint Financial
  • KAN Management Services
  • Kelowna Concierge Ltd.
  • Luma Social
  • Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic
  • Next Level Landscape and Retaining Wall Specialists
  • Parke Pacific Projects
  • Parlour Ice Cream
  • Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc.
  • Sayvee Creative Inc.
  • Scope Equestrian Lifestyle
  • SimbaTech Inc.
  • The Paisley Notebook
  • Thick as Thieves Entertainment - Denim on the Diamond
  • Trans World Immigration Consultancy Inc.
  • Trellis Social Enterprises Inc.
Micro Business of the Year (1-3 employees)
  • Beach Bum Tours
  • Galleria Fashions
  • Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic
  • Real Property Management Executives
  • Scope Equestrian Lifestyle
  • Sherpa Group Events Inc.
  • SimbaTech Inc.
  • Thick as Thieves Entertainment - Denim on the Diamond
  • Trans World Immigration Consultancy Inc.
Small Business of the Year (4-15 employees)
  • 3rd Generation Homes Ltd
  • Dosa Crepe
  • Hampton Pools & Landscape
  • Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic
  • Harmony Co-ordination Services Ltd.
  • Living Brightside Enterprises INC
  • Love HR
  • Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm
  • Orthoquest
  • Peacock Sheridan Group
  • Phoenix Stretch Ceilings
  • Serenity Aesthetics Laser & Advanced Skin Care Inc
  • Volcanic Hills Estate Winery
Mid-sized Business of the Year (16-50 employees)
  • Blair Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Border Mechanical Services Ltd.
  • CTQ Consultants
  • Current Taxi
  • Hergott Law
  • Hiilite Creative Group Inc.
  • Hydraclean Restoration Services Ltd.
  • Modern Purair Inc.
  • Norsteel Building Systems Ltd.
  • Oranj Fitness
  • Sayvee
  • Secure-Rite Mobile Storage Inc.
  • SweetLegs Clothing Inc.
Large Business of the Year (51+ employees)
  • Boyd Autobody and Glass
  • Evergreen Building Maintenance Inc.
  • The Bridge Youth & Family Services
  • Valens GroWorks
  • Vitalis Extraction Technology
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Under age 40)
  • Dr. Harmony Miraliakbari of Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic
  • Addie & Chris Pafiolis of SweetLegs Clothing Inc.
  • Meghan O'Mara of HM Commercial Group
  • Cassidy deVeer of 3rd Generation Homes
  • Chris Gayford of Mary Janes Headquarters
  • Nicole Pidherny of Pomme Salon inc.
  • Bobby Gidda of Volcanic Hills Estate Winery
  • Lara Brightside of Living Brightside Enterprises Inc
  • Stewart Parke of Parke Pacific Projects Ltd.
  • Kayla Caruana of IG Wealth Management
  • Nicole Parrotta of Okanagan Firestorm Cheerleading
  • Tyler Robson of Valens GroWorks Corp
Not-for-Profit Excellence Award
  • 100 Women Who Care
  • BC Cancer Foundation ~ Kelowna Discovery Luncheon
  • BC SPCA - Kelowna branch
  • Central Okanagan Food Bank Society
  • Central Okanagan Region Nutrition Society dba Meals on Wheels
  • Dress for Success
  • Hope for the Nations
  • Kelowna Pride Society
  • Kelowna Yacht Club
  • Petals of Love Floral Society
  • Society of Hope
  • The Bridge Youth & Family Services
Social Leadership Award (for-profit-business)
  • Balance Well Being Center
  • Boyd Autobody and Glass
  • Coast Capital Savings, a B Corp, Kelowna Branch
  • Crowe MacKay LLP
  • Hergott Law
  • Kot Auto Group
  • Living Brightside Enterprises INC
  • Okanagan Firestorm Cheerleading
  • Orthoquest
  • Secure-Rite Mobile Storage Inc.
  • Vitalis Extraction Technology
Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Blair Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Hiilite Creative Group Inc.
  • Kelowna Chiefs Hockey Club
  • Living Brightside Enterprises INC
  • Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board
  • Predator Ridge
  • Sayvee Creative Inc.
  • Valens
  • VegPro International Inc.
Arts & Entertainment Achievement Award
  • Great Okanagan Beer Festival
  • Kelowna Pride Society
  • Living Brightside Enterprises INC
  • Studio 9 Independent School of the Arts
  • The Gary Cable Project
  • Thick as Thieves Entertainment - Denim on the Diamond
Technology Innovator of the Year
  • 925 Freelancing
  • Hybrid Elevator Inc
Excellence in Tourism Award
  • Current Taxi
  • Kelowna Concierge
  • Kelowna Museums Society
  • Myra Canyon Bicycle Rental and Tours Inc.
  • Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm
  • Okanagan Wine Festivals
  • Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

Past Recipients

 

2018

  • Arts & Entertainment Achievement Award: New Vintage Theatre Company
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year: SK Form & Finish Inc.
  • Social Leadership Award: Refresh Financial
  • Rising Star Business of the Year: Start Fresh Kitchen
  • Young Entrepreneur Award: Andrew Gaucher - Chris & Addie Pafiolis/Sweetlegs Clothing Inc. 
  • Not-for-Profit Excellence Award: Kelowna Community Resources
  • Small Business of the Year: Faction Projects Inc.
  • Mid-size Business of the Year: Highstreet Ventures Inc.
  • Large Business of the Year: Strategic Aviation Services Ltd.
  • Technology Innovator of the Year: Vitalis Extraction Technology
  • Business Leader of the Year: Dale Wentworth - Wentworth Music

Video Profiles of Finalists

2017

  • Arts & Entertainment Achievement Award: Rotary Centre for the Arts
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year: CREW Marketing Partners
  • Excellence in Agriculture: BC Tree Fruits Cooperative
  • Rising Star Business of the Year: Current Taxi
  • Young Entrepreneur Award: Andrew Gaucher - GGroup & Catalyst Land Development
  • Social Impact Award: Volinspire
  • Small Business of the Year: Hybrid Elevator Inc.
  • Mid-size Business of the Year: Newcap Radio
  • Large Business of the Year: Northside Industries
  • Business Leader of the Year: Lane Merrifield - Wheelhouse Ventures

Video Profiles of Finalists

 

2016

  • Business Leader of the Year: Tony Stewart of Quails' Gate Okanagan
  • Social Entrepreneur Award: Two Hat Security
  • Distinction in Hospitality & Tourism Award: Gray Monk Estate Winery & Vineyards
  • Small Business of the Year: (1-10 employees) Highstreet Ventures Inc.
  • Rising Star Business of the Year: BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery
  • Marketer of the Year: Csek Creative
  • Mid-size Business of the Year: (11-50 employees) Diversified Rehabilitation Group
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Rachel Clarida of Hatch Interior Design Inc.
  • Technology/Innovation Award: WTFast
  • Large Business of the Year: (51+ employees) Sun-Rype Products
  • Sustainability Award: Evergreen Building Maintenance Inc.

Video Profiles of Finalists