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Sep 8, 2022

KELOWNA CHAMBER BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Sixteen Awards, 319 Nominees, 76 Days to Gala.

 

The 2022 Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards are coming up Wednesday, November 23 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. 319 nominations have been received and greenlighted for independent judging at the Chamber, the 35th year the awards top the Chamber’s major events calendar.

 

Pamela Pearson, Chair of the Chamber Board can barely contain her enthusiasm as the process picks up steam. “I am so excited for these Awards this year,” said Pearson. “Big event, we’re seeing lots of nominees, and more than double nomination numbers in many of the categories as we roll on through 2022 business recovery.”

 

“Our team is working on our biggest event since 2019,” says Dan Rogers, Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber. “We’re thrilled to welcome both long-time and new sponsors this year; we couldn’t do this important work without our loyal corporate partners.”

 

Petraroia Langford LLP and Interior Savings Credit Union share 35th Annual Awards Presentation Sponsorship – leading recognition of the best in business and community leadership in the central Okanagan.

 

The categories and number of nominees for 2022 include:

 

Rising Star Business: 27

Small Business of the Year: 50

Mid-size Business of the Year: 19

Large-size Business of the year: 16

Environmental Impact: 14

Excellence in Agriculture: 19

Arts & Entertainment: 19

Social Leadership: 14

Excellence in Business Ethics: 33

Not for Profit Excellence: 18

Young Entrepreneur: 24

Excellence in Tourism: 25

Inclusive Workplace:   18

Indigenous Business: 14

Technology Innovator: 4


The Business Leader of the Year Award sponsored by MNP will be chosen by a volunteer panel of community and business leaders based on recommendations from the community. Last year Marion Bremner, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels, made a real impact on all the guests at the gala with her remarks when she received her award as Business Leader of the Year.

For more information: Celine Grosch, Member Services, Kelowna Chamber celine@kelownachamber.org

 

Nominees for 2022 Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards include

Rising Star Business

Sponsor: Argus Properties

The Vineyards Residence

Elise Ruel Birth Services

Vigilante Marketing Inc.

AesthetiKs LAB

Do Gooders

James Alton Films

Move RX Performance & Wellness

Fortune Creek

Coastal Wave Hair Studio

Clayline Pottery Studio

ProducKIDvity

Grey Hearts Denim

Arco Cleaning Ltd.

Born To Shake

How to Host

Kiwi Pharmacy & Wellness

PACE Spin Studio

Ascent Employment Law

Roma Nord Bistro

Second Slumber

Msurf Okanagan

Maxxam Insurance Services (Kelowna) Ltd.

Laidlaw Realty

Imagine Realty

Body Paint Tattoo Kelowna

Jackknife Brewing

Helen Lash Brow

 

Small Business of the Year

Sponsor: Prospera Credit Union

Kelowna Concierge

Lakeside Hearing, Balance and Tinnitus Centre

3rd Generation Homes Ltd.

Pomme Salon

Impact Events + Brand Management

Kelowna Software Ltd.

Packing House Self Storage

Cerulean Medical Institute

Spartan Movers Ltd.

Kickin’ Back Boat Rentals

Kors Tire

Sun Valley Cycle Repair

The Graze Company - Okanagan

BlackBean Marketing Ltd

WITS Metal Fabrication Ltd.

Strategic Edge Consulting Inc

CertaPro Painters of the Okanagan

Salt and Brick

Jacks on Bernard

MotherLove Ferments

SncƏwips Heritage Museum

Spirit of the Lake Native Boutique

Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic

Margaret Valley Landscaping

Hollywood Market

SpearHead Winery

VitaNova Landscape

Kelowna E-Kruise

Strut Footwear & Apparel

Su Casa Cabinets Inc.

By Jove Co

Passionate Blooms Floral

Spitfire Mechanical Services

Kelowna Floors

Kelowna Dental Solutions

Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy

Apple Dental Care

Aurora Print Solutions

KAN Recruitment

Innascore Developments Inc.

Next Step Counselling Group

Orchard Chiropractic & Physiotherapy

Houghton & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants

Fibrenew Kelowna

Van Houtte Coffee Services

Ozanam Recovery House

Benewealth Strategies Inc.

The Always Care Consulting Company Inc.

Beach Bum Tours

Untold Branding

 

Mid-size Business of the Year

Sponsor: Canadian Western Bank

Bouchons Bistro

Hergott Law

Martin Estate and Injury Law

TKI Construction Ltd.

Okanagan Dentistry

Secure-Rite Mobile Storage Inc.

Chances Kelowna

Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic

Wave Physiotherapy

Modern PURAIR

Glenmore Optometry

BMO Private Wealth

Coe & Company Electric Ltd.

Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP

Door Systems | ASSA AABLOY, formerly Myrons Door and Gate

Northern Computer

Mervyn's The Body Shop

GreenTree Community Inclusion Programs Inc.

SPINCO Kelowna

 

Large-size Business of the Year

Sponsor: Grant Thornton LLP

Total Restoration Services Inc

Current Taxi

Northside Industries Inc.

West Coast Home and Truss

BDO Canada LLP

IG Wealth Management

Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

Raymond James Ltd.

Fillmore Construction Management Inc.

Cintas Canada

Eldorado Resort

Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc.

CustomAir

Acres Enterprises Ltd.

Home Instead

 

Environmental Impact

Sponsor: PARC Retirement Living

Current Taxi

MotherLove Ferments

Kekuli Cafe

FILL - Kelowna's Refill Store

50th Parallel Estate Winery

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Green Okanagan

Central Okanagan Food Policy Council

Terra Geothermal Sustainable Energy Corp.

Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.

Green Stream Consulting

Microplastics Okanagan

Off The Grid Organic Winery

Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council

 

Excellence in Agriculture

Sponsors: TD Benefits

Jealous Fruits Ltd.

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative

Janzen Garlic Acres

Kelowna Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market

Goraya Family Farms

SpearHead Winery

Calissi Farms

Perseval & Young Cheesemongers

Sunshine Farm Seeds

AgriForest Bio-Technologies Ltd.

Hiveology

Caldwell Heritage Farm

Lavender and Lace Floral Farm

Don-O-Ray Farms

Sperling Vineyards

Kalala Organic Estate Winery

Rollingdale Winery Inc

Off the Grid Organic Winery

Summerhill Pyramid Winery

 

Arts & Entertainment

Sponsor: Hergott Law

Impact Events + Brand Management

Kelowna Actors Studio

Kelowna Voice Lab

Rhindress Music

Barbara Samuels

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Studio9 Independent School of the Arts Society

Yeti Farm Creative

SncƏwips Heritage Museum

Sky Studios

Kelowna Art Gallery

Watson Arts & Cultural Services

New Vintage Theatre

Okanagan Historical Society

Ballet Kelowna

Kelowna Museums Society

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

Art Council of the Central Okanagan

Uptown Murals

 

Not-For-Profit Excellence

Sponsor: EIA/YLW - Edmonton International Airport/Kelowna International Airport

Rotary Centre for the Arts

First Nations Finance Authority

Central Okanagan Community Food Bank

Kelowna Women's Shelter

Motionball Marathon of Sport Kelowna

Special Olympics Kelowna

Downtown Kelowna Association

CRIS Adaptive Adventures

BC Cancer Foundation

Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna

Mamas for Mamas

Ozanam Recovery House

BC SPCA Kelowna Branch

Kelowna Yacht Club

Childhood Connections - Okanagan Family & Childcare Society

Uptown Rutland Business Association

Alzheimer Society of BC

Art Council of the Central Okanagan

 

Indigenous Business of the Year

Sponsor: Pushor Mitchell

Elise Ruel Birth Services

Kickin’ Back Boat Rentals

First Nations Finance Authority

SncƏwips Heritage Museum

Spirit of the Lake Native Boutique

Kekuli Cafe

River Select Fisheries Cooperative

Okanagan Select

Indigenous World Winery

Gilwa Consulting Inc.

IndigenEYEZ

IndigiNews, Okanagan

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

Niche Wine Company

 

Social Leadership

Sponsor: Rogers for Business

Total Restoration Services Inc

3rd Generation Homes Ltd.

IG Wealth Management

Margaret Valley Landscaping

Kelowna Toyota

By Jove Co

RE/MAX Kelowna

SPINCO Kelowna

Innascore Developments Inc.

Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc.

Haven Sleep Products Limited

Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP

Acres Enterprises Ltd.

Home Instead

 

 

 

Young Entrepreneur

Sponsor: Futurpreneur

Kelowna E-Kruise – Ashton Olson

Kelowna Concierge – Chad Haller

Pomme Salon – Nicole Pidherny

Kelowna Software Ltd. – David Herrigton

3rd Generation Homes Ltd. – Cassidy deVeer

BlackBean Marketing Ltd – Laura Norup-Boyer

Okanagan Dentistry – Natashia Bose-Roberts

Welton Arms Craft Beer and Restaurant – Simon Welton

Unleashed Brewing Co. – Shantel Hordos

WITS Metal Fabrication – Robert Stewart-Taylor

MotherLove Ferments – Rochelle Minagawa

Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic – Dr. Harmony Mir

VitaNova Landscape – Sam Geleynse

Passionate Blooms Floral – Shauna Grobowsky

Spitfire Mechanical Services – Mitch Kelm

JAC Experiences - James Addington

Vacations Kelowna – Jessica Heitman

Next Step Counselling Group – Kate Schouten

Lyndsey Sky Art + Design – Lyndsey Puhalsky

Coe & Company Electric Ltd. – Ryan Coe

Benewealth Strategies Inc. – Daniel Bussiere

Republic West – Amanda Toucher

Untold Branding – Billy Price

REC Fitness – Nicole Vincze

 

Excellence in Tourism

Sponsor: Tourism Kelowna

Kelowna E-Kruise

Kelowna Concierge

Beach Bum Tours

Impact Events + Brand Management

Kickin’ Back Boat Rentals

Delta Hotels By Marriott

The Okanagan Table – kitchen, events, catering

SpearHead Winery

The Vibrant Vine Winery

CRIS Adaptive Adventures

Vacations Kelowna

Kangaroo Creek Farm

Eldorado Resort

50th Parallel Estate Winery

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Wiseacre Farm Distillery

Kelowna Yacht Club

Smile Cycle Tours

Hyatt Place Kelowna

Rustic Reel Brewing Company

Jason Parkes Customs

Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co.

Arcadia Virtual Reality Lounge

Kelowna Rockets Hockey Club

Oyama Zipline Adventure Park

 

Technology Innovator

Sponsor: UBC Okanagan

Kelowna Software Ltd

Provision Data Systems

Yeti Farm Creative

Innovative Aerospace Services Ltd                    

 

Inclusive Workplace

Sponsor: Acres Enterprises

West Coast Home and Truss

Chandos Construction Kelowna

Tranq Sleep Care

BDO Canada LLP

TKI Construction Ltd.

BlackBean Marketing Ltd

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Studio9 Independent School of the Arts Society

Salt and Brick

Jacks on Bernard

GreenTree Community Inclusion Programs

SPINCO Kelowna

Special Olympics Kelowna

BC Cancer Foundation

BMO Private Wealth

First Memorial Funeral Services

50th Parallel Estate Winery

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

Excellence in Business Ethics

Sponsor: BBB

Total Restoration Services Inc

Bouchons Bistro

Home Instead

Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd.

West Coast Home and Truss

Chandos Construction Kelowna

IG Wealth Management

Home Instead

Cerulean Medical Institute

TKI Construction Ltd.

Okanagan Dentistry

WITS Metal Fabrication Ltd.

Salt and Brick

Jacks on Bernard

Spirit of the Lake Native Boutique

Spitfire Mechanical Services

Raymond James Ltd.

BMO Private Wealth

Hergott Law

First Memorial Funeral Services

Innascore Developments Inc.

Houghton & Co CPA Inc.

Fibrenew Kelowna

Coe & Company Electric Ltd.

Cintas Canada

Eldorado Resort

Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc.

Door Systems | ASSA AABLOY, formerly Myrons Door and Gate

Northern Computer

Mervyn's The Body Shop

Beach Bum Tours

Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic

Certapro Painters of the Okanagan