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May 18, 2017

30th Annual Business Excellence Awards - Call for Nominations



KELOWNA, May 18, 2017 - Kelowna is home to world-renowned, nationally recognized, and otherwise excellent businesses. With each year that passes, more and more developers, entrepreneurs, corporations and the commerce-savvy are recognizing the economic viability and feasibility of Kelowna as a place for business.

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and Platinum Sponsors Farris and Business Development Bank of Canada want the Okanagan Valley to know that after a review of their annual awards process,  they've determined that this year's awards, the 30th Annual, needed to develop in order to reflect the varied business environment in the Valley.  

This year's program has been enhanced with the addition of four new categories:

  • Social Impact Award
  • Excellence in Agriculture Award
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Arts & Entertainment Achievement Award

 These four new awards will round out our six core categories for a total of 10 awards.

  • Rising Star Business of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Mid-size Business of the Year
  • Large Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur Award
  • Business Leader Award

From now until June 8th we encourage the entire community to nominate a business from Peachland to Oyama, member or non-member. 

Recipients of each award will be announced on October 12, 2017 at a dinner where finalists are invited to attend as our guests.

Nomination forms can be found on our homepage at www.Kelownachamber.org.

For more information on the awards, categories, criteria and ceremony please visit our website at https://www.kelownachamber.org/events-programs/business-excellence-awards/


For further information contact:

Allison Conroy

Communications & Events Manager




About Business Excellence Awards

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is proud to be involved in recognizing and praising businesses that excel within our community. The Business Excellence Awards are an annual program that celebrates outstanding business success in Kelowna and the surrounding area. Since its inception in 1987, over 200 awards have gone to well-deserving businesses.

Each year the finalists and the award recipients receive valuable publicity before, during and after the event. The employees of these companies also feel a sense of pride in their employer.  

All awards are adjudicated in a process that runs from nominations in May to announcements of finalists in September. More info: http://www.kelownachamber.org/events-programs/business-excellence-awards/

About Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce acts as a single powerful voice for our 1340 members and their 25,000 plus employees to promote local business interests. The Chamber provides a cohesive business network for our members to expand their business contacts, value-added benefits, programs, and services aimed at improving the bottom line of Chamber members' businesses. The Chamber's mission is to foster a positive business environment by providing our members with leadership, advocacy and services of value.