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Oct 19, 2022



Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber named its Finalists at a reception Monday evening at the Coast Capri Hotel. Dubbed “Soaring to New Heights” the celebration recognized all 319 nominees for the 16 prestigious awards. The annual Business Excellence Awards program is jointly sponsored by Petraroia Langford LLP and Interior Savings Credit Union.


48 finalists were recognized for their achievement and received a plaque. The Gala event, always one of the most well-attended of the business year, gets underway Wednesday November 23 at the Delta Hotels By Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. Registration for the gala is now open at https://secure.kelownachamber.org/events/35th-Annual-Business-Excellence-Awards-Gala-5228/details


“The Finalists announcement means our Chamber has moved into high gear with managing judges’ visits to nominated businesses, shooting videos of all the Finalists, and preparing for a gala evening where we pull out all the stops,” said Chamber President Pamela Pearson. “I’m so proud of all our nominees, and our finalists: you truly make Kelowna shine!”


A full list of all past winners can be found https://www.kelownachamber.org/events-programs/business-excellence-awards/


For more information:

Lauren Martell, Member Services Manager



Rising Star Business of the Year

Do Gooders

Fortune Creek

Move RX Performance & Wellness

Sponsored by Argus Properties


Arts and Entertainment Excellence

Sncəwips Heritage Museum

Uptown Rutland Business Association

Yeti Farm Creative

Sponsored by Hergott Law


Indigenous Business of the Year

First Nations Finance Authority

River Select Fisheries Cooperative – Authentic Indigenous Seafood

Sncəwips Heritage Museum

Sponsored by Pushor Mitchell LLP


Social Leadership

By Jove Co.

Haven Sleep Products Limited

International Gateway Kelowna

Sponsored by Rogers


Ethics in Business

Hergott Law

Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd

WITS Metal Fabrication Ltd.

Sponsored by Better Business Bureau


Not for Profit Excellence

Childhood Connections

Mamas for Mamas

Ozanam Recovery House

Sponsored by Kelowna International Airport & Edmonton International Airport


Technology Innovator of the Year

Dr. Phone Fix

Innovative Aerospace Services Ltd.

Kelowna Software Ltd.

Sponsored by UBC Okanagan


Marketing Campaign of the Year

Acres Enterprises 

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation 

Kelowna Women’s Shelter 

Sponsored by Untold Branding


Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Samuel Geleynse – VitaNova Landscape

Dr. Harmony Mir  - Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic

Billy Price - Untold Branding

Sponsored by Futurpreneur Canada


Inclusive Workplace

Salt & Brick

Studio9 School of the Arts

Tranq Sleep Care

Sponsored by Acres Enterprises


Excellence in Tourism

Beach Bum Tours

Oyama Zipline Adventure Park

RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd

Sponsored by Tourism Kelowna


Excellence in Agriculture

AgriForest Bio-Technologies Ltd.

Kalala Organic Estate Winery

SpearHead Winery

Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance


Environmental Impact

FILL – Kelowna’s Refill Store

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Off the Grid Organic Winery

Sponsored by PARC Retirement Living


Small Business of the Year

Kelowna Concierge Ltd.

Kelowna Software Ltd.

Strut Footwear & Apparel

Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union


Mid-Size Business of the Year

International Gateway Kelowna


Raymond James Ltd.

Sponsored by Canadian Western Bank


Large Business of the Year

BDO Canada LLP

Northside Industries Inc.

Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union

Sponsored by Grant Thornton


Business Leader of the Year, sponsored by MNP, will be announced prior to the gala in early November.