Kelowna Chamber 2023 Business Excellence Award Winners Announced
Kelowna: Four hundred business and community leaders were on hand as Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing was named the 2023 Large Business of the Year at the 36th Annual Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards Friday. In operation since 2009, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) grew out of its founding company Northern Airborne Technology (NAT) established in 1979.
“On behalf of our whole team I am delighted to accept this award,” said AEM General Manager Taylor Wylie.
Other award winners included Secure-Rite Mobile Storage and Potentia HR which won the Mid-Size and Small Business of the Year Awards respectively while SncƏwips Heritage Museum was recognized as Indigenous Business of the Year. (A complete list of award recipients is provided below.)
Kelowna’s mayor, Tom Dyas helped open the celebration, saying “the City applauds all of you who make our community such a great place to live and work and I particularly want to congratulate the 2023 Business Leader of the Year: our own Sam Samaddar of YLW.”
Chamber Board Chair Dan Price was on hand to take part in the celebrations and thanked everyone for attending, particularly the event’s many sponsors, and Interior Savings and Lawson Lundell LLP as presenting sponsors of the awards program.
Ted Schisler, COO of presenting sponsor Interior Savings provided his take on the event: “As the challenges in our operating environments continue to evolve, it’s no small feat to continue to achieve success in running a business.” Meanwhile Samantha Ferguson, Associate at presenting sponsor Lawson Lundell LLP was warm in offering her congratulations to all the finalists and the winners.
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS – 2023 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Kelowna Pet Resort
Sponsored by Untold Branding
Manchester Signs, Printing & Graphics
Sponsored by Better Business Bureau
CMHA Kelowna and District
Sponsored by Kelowna International Airport & Edmonton International Airport
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Sponsored by Hergott Law
Splash BC Water Parks
Sponsored by Tourism Kelowna
Ashton Olsen (E-Kruise/E-kruise solutions Ltd.)
Sponsored by Potentia HR
Sponsored by Argus Properties
FILL – Kelowna’s Refill Store
Sponsored by Okanagan School of Business
There & Back Again Farms
Sponsored by TD Benefits
Peter’s Your Independent Grocer
Sponsored by Coast Capital
Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union
Secure-Rite Mobile Storage
Sponsored by Canadian Western Bank
AgriForest Bio-Technologies Ltd.
Sponsored by UBC Okanagan
Sponsored by Rogers Business
SncƏwips Heritage Museum
Sponsored by Pushor Mitchell LLP
Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing
Sponsored by Grant Thornton
Sam Samaddar, CEO, YLW
Sponsored by MNP
Photo Below: Sam Samaddar accepts Business Person of the Year 2023
Photo Below - Taylor Wylie GM AEM Corp accepts Large Business of the Year 2023