Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners of the 2022 Business Excellence Awards! With 16 award categories and the Judges Choice for Business Leader of the Year, the Awards Gala celebrating businesses in the community was a night to remember.
Pamela Pearson, Chair of the Chamber Board opened the awards with enthusiasm. “This event, is all about lifting each other up and recognizing how we are all connected. We truly rise by lifting others and tonight is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and success in our community.” said Pearson. “I am so proud of all of our nominees and finalists!"
The 2022 Business Excellence Awards Gala saw 319 nominations for independent judging at the Chamber, the 35th year the awards topped the Chamber's major events calendar with over 450 people in attendance. See the list of this years winners and finalists here.
Petraroia Langford LLP and Interior Savings Credit Union share presenting sponsorship of the 35th Annual Awards – leading recognition of the best in business and community leadership in the central Okanagan.
Rising Star Business of the Year Award: HUB Office Furniture Inc.
Arts & Entertainment Achievement Award: Festivals Kelowna
Social Leadership CrAsian Foods Corp.
Ethics in Business Secure-Rite Mobile Storage
Inclusive Workplace: TKI Construction
Environmental Impact: Ecora
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Courtney Koga, CrAsian Foods Corp.
Not-For-Profit Excellence: Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
Excellence in Agriculture: FloraMaxx Technologies
Excellence in Tourism: O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars
Technology Innovator of the Year: Acres Enterprises Ltd.
Indigenous Business of the Year: Moccasin Trails
Small Business of the Year: Modern PURAIR
Mid-Size Business of the Year: Tranq Sleep Care
Large Business of the Year: ACE Plumbing & Heating
Business Leader of the Year: Marion Bremner
Arts & Entertainment Achievement Award: Kelowna Pride Society
Marketing Campaign of the Year: Okanagan Bucketlist
Social Leadership Award: Secure-Rite Mobile Storage
Rising Star Business of the Year: Shambhu’s Spice House Cuisine of India
Young Entrepreneur Award: Brandon Panopoulos - TKI Construction Ltd.
Not-for-Profit Excellence Award: The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society
Excellence in Tourism: Big White Ski Resort Ltd.
Ethics in Business: Inspire Property Management Ltd.
Small Business of the Year: portia-ella
Mid-size Business of the Year: Secure-Rite Mobile Storage
Large Business of the Year: Highstreet Ventures Inc.