Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber named its Finalists in a virtual event on October 17. Finalists and all Nominees were recognized during the event, as all 16 Awards moved toward the finish line of judging. The annual Business Excellence Awards program is jointly sponsored by Lawson Lundell and Interior Savings.


Judges will now conduct site visits of Finalists’ businesses leading up to the Gala Awards event on Friday November 17 at the Delta Hotels By Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The Gala, titled “Rise Up”, is always sold out, and focuses on businesses and not for profit organizations which excel across a range of business indicators.


Dan Price, Chair of the Kelowna Chamber, is watching as the final weeks of the program unfold. “This event is one of my favourites of the many we host throughout the year,” said Price. “Having so many top-notch contenders for these awards tells us that Kelowna and our surrounding area continue to be home to a level of business excellence that matches that of any city in the country.”


A list of Finalists is attached here.  A full list of all past winners can be found


Registration for the November gala is open at


Voting for a new award in 2023, the People’s Choice Business of the Year, is now open at until noon November 3. Votes may be cast for one of the three Finalists, with the highest number winning.


The Chamber is also seeking additional Nominees for consideration as Business Leader of the Year. An independent panel of judges will make the final decision; however, Chamber members and the public are asked to suggest individuals they believe should be recognized by Tuesday October 24 at 9am at



People’s Choice Business of the Year

Interactive Counselling

Kelowna Pet Resort

Supplement King Kelowna

Sponsored by Untold Branding


Excellence in Business Ethics

Manchester Signs, Printing & Graphics

The MAKR Group

Sponsored by Better Business Bureau


Not-for-Profit Excellence

CMHA Kelowna and District

KGH Foundation

Sponsored by Kelowna International Airport & Edmonton International Airport


Arts and Entertainment Achievement

Rotary Centre for the Arts

The Kore Dance Project

Sponsored by Hergott Law


Excellence in Tourism

SncƏwips Heritage Museum

Splash BC Water Parks

Sponsored by Tourism Kelowna


Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Ashton Olsen (E-Kruise/E-kruise solutions Ltd.)

Missy MacKintosh (MisMacK Clean Cosmetics Inc.)

Sponsored by Potentia HR


Rising Star Business of the Year

Do Gooders


Sponsored by Argus Properties


Excellence in Environmental Impact

AgriForest Bio-Technologies Ltd.

FILL – Kelowna’s Refill Store

Sponsored by Okanagan School of Business

Excellence in Agriculture

K.L.O. Farm Market

There & Back Again Farms

Sponsored by TD Benefits


Excellence in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Peter’s Your Independent Grocer

Vadium Security

Sponsored by Coast Capital


Small Business of the Year

BlackBean Marketing Ltd.

Potentia HR

Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union


Mid Size Business of the Year

RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd.

Secure-Rite Mobile Storage

Sponsored by Canadian Western Bank


Technology Innovator of the Year

AgriForest Bio-Technologies Ltd.


Sponsored by UBC Okanagan


Excellence in Community Impact

BrainTrust Canada

Dress for Success Kelowna

Sponsored by Rogers Business


Indigenous Business of the Year

Fireweeds Boutique

SncƏwips Heritage Museum

Sponsored by Pushor Mitchell LLP


Large Business of the Year

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing

FH&P Lawyers

Sponsored by Grant Thornton


Business Leader of the Year

Sponsored by MNP