Thirty-five finalists will be honoured at the 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards on October 21st at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort where eleven category recipients will be announced, along with the Business Leader of the Year recipient.
Presented by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and Platinum Sponsors the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, the popular Kelowna event is part of the annual Small Business Week® activities (October 18-24, 2015).
"As we celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Business Excellence Awards and recognize this talented group of entrepreneurs, we are impressed with the depth and breadth of Kelowna's dynamic business community," says Caroline Grover, CEO for the Kelowna Chamber. "We are equally inspired by the innovation and tenacity demonstrated by the finalists and their companies."
The Business Excellence Awards program celebrates achievement in our business community with finalists in each category selected from a wide group of nominations. The panel of judges visits all of the finalists and will judge them on the growth and development of their business, customer service, employee relations and community service.
The Business Excellence Finalists for 2015:
Sponsored by: FortisBC
MICRO BUSINESS AWARD (1-3 employees)
Sponsored by: Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD (4-15 employees)
Sponsored by: Prospera Credit Union
MID-SIZE BUSINESS AWARD (16-50 employees)
Sponsored by: BDO Canada LLP
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD
Sponsored by: Urban Systems Ltd.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: Accelerate Okanagan
Sponsored by: Interior Savings Credit Union
DISTINCTION IN HOSPITALITY & TOURISM AWARD
Sponsored by: Tourism Kelowna
MARKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by: Pushor Mitchell LLP
Sponsored by: UBC Okanagan
LARGE BUSINESS AWARD (51+ employees)
Sponsored by:Grant Thornton LLP
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
The recipient of the prestigious Business Leader of the Year award sponsored by MNP LLPwill be announced prior to the Awards dinner.
Ticket Prices: Early bird price $100.00 plus GST to 4 pm Oct. 9. After that date, ticket prices are $125 plus GST. Ticket sales will close at 4 pm Oct. 16. Click here to reserve your seats for this popular event!
About the Business Excellence Awards
The Business Excellence Awards are an annual ceremony that celebrates outstanding business success in Kelowna and surrounding area. Since their birth in 1987, 200 awards have gone to well deserving businesses.