Business Excellence Awards

2015 Business Excellence Awards Results

On October 24 2015, the best of Kimberley business was be celebrated with the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre.

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Business of the Year Award 2015
Winner: Kimberley City Bakery

Business of the Year Award 2015

Winner: Kimberley City Bakery

Presented to a business that has demonstrated excellence in many areas: sales, growth, product, development, profitability, job creation, environmental enhancement, labour relations, safety and quality of service.

Sponsor: Kimberley Daily Bulletin
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Community Booster Award 2015
Winner: Green Door Catering

Community Booster Award 2015

Winner: Green Door Catering

Presented to an individual, business, or organization that consistently contributes to the benefit of the Kimberley community through volunteerism, sponsorship, and community leadership.

Sponsor: The City of Kimberley
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Creative Professional Excellence Award 2015
Winner: Velvet & Ginger

Creative Professional Excellence Award 2015

Winner: Velvet & Ginger

Presented to a business or individual in a creative or artistic field that demonstrates both creative and professional excellence, consistently meeting and exceeding client expectations.

Sponsor: Mountain Spirit Resort
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Employee of the Year Award 2015
Winner: Sabrina Park

Employee of the Year Award 2015

Winner: Sabrina Park

Presented to an employee who is personable and respectful, strives for excellent customer service and is friendly and courteous to all customers and staff, as well as play a vital role in the business success.

Sponsor: TELUS Communications
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Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015
Winner: Rustic Hutch

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015

Winner: Rustic Hutch

Presented to a newly created businesses within the past 1 to 3 years and shown initiative, creativity, and a strong work ethic in building a successful new business venture.

Sponsor: Business Development Bank of Canada
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Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 2015
Winner: Root For Me

Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 2015

Winner: Root For Me

Presented to a business that through their day-to-day operations, strive to protect and enhance our natural environment.

Sponsor: BC Hydro
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Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 2015
Winner: Heartbeet Vegetarian Bistro

Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 2015

Winner: Heartbeet Vegetarian Bistro

Presented to an individual or business that shown dedication to professionalism and has demonstrated commitment to consistency providing excellent food and excellent service.

Sponsor: SNAP'd East Kootenay
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Home Business of the Year Award 2015
Winner: Kara Clarke Designs

Home Business of the Year Award 2015

Winner: Kara Clarke Designs

Presented to a home businesses that has emerged in the Kimberley community proving viability for their market.

Sponsor: Toni Lepore Accounting
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Professional Services Excellence Award 2015
Winner: Gray�s Compound Pharmacy

Professional Services Excellence Award 2015

Winner: Gray�s Compound Pharmacy

Presented to a business or individual in the professional services sector that has shown dedication, commitment to service and leadership in their field.

Sponsor: Kootenay Business Magazine - Koocanusa Publications
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Retail Business of the Year Award 2015
Winner: Flowers Galore Gifts & More

Retail Business of the Year Award 2015

Winner: Flowers Galore Gifts & More

Presented to a retailer who demonstrates innovation through merchandising, marketing, community leadership, and sales growth.

Sponsor: Kimberley Alpine Resort
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Tourism Excellence Award 2015
Winner: Kimberley Trails Society

Tourism Excellence Award 2015

Winner: Kimberley Trails Society

Presented to a business, organization, or person who have made a contribution to attracting and/or keeping visitors in Kimberley.

Sponsor: Tourism Kimberley
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Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 2015
Winner: Tyee Custom Homes

Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 2015

Winner: Tyee Custom Homes

Presented to an individual or business, involved in the trades or construction industry that has distinguished themselves by consistently providing a high level of service and quality workmanship.

Sponsor: Community Futures East Kootenay
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Youth Friendly Business Award 2015
Winner: Grubstake Pizza

Youth Friendly Business Award 2015

Winner: Grubstake Pizza

Presented to a business organization that through their day-to-day operations demonstrates that they value the youth of Kimberley both as employees and customers.

Sponsor: B104 & The Drive FM
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    Top 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Evacuation

    If you are on evacuation alert or think you will be put on evacuation alert, there are some important steps you will want to consider. If you have an evacuation plan, review the plan and start the implementation process. If you do not have an evacuation plan, here are 10 things to consider:

    1. Protect your information - back up electronic files using a USB stick, emailing them to yourself, backing up to an online ‘cloud’ and grabbing your laptop, external hard drive, or computer tower if needed.

    2. Pack insurance and registration information for all commercial vehicles in your evacuation kit. For more information to go:

     

    http://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2017-Jul10.aspx

    3. Preparing for an Insurance Claim - take pictures and/or a video of your business pointing out key equipment. Don’t forget to take a copy of your insurance documents with you.

    4. Remove any uncertainty as to what staff should do in an emergency. Assign tasks to help staff respond as quickly as possible. Make sure you have their contact information and out of area contacts.

    5. Turn off utilities - electrical, gas and water, and remove any fire hazards that may be near the building.

    6. Empty cash from your cash register and seal in an envelope. Sign the envelope, the cash amount and the date across the seam. If you go to use any of this cash in your evacuation efforts, be sure to track how much of it you spend and if it is a business-related expense.

    7. Make sure you have a list of links to emergency information. A list is provided at the end of this document.

    8. Create a list of emergency phone numbers and key contacts, be sure you have access to this list if you are evacuated.

    9. If there is an environmental threat 50 km or further from your place of business, you may still be eligible to register for business interruption insurance. In the case of wildfires, most insurance companies require that the nearest fire be no closer than 25 – 50km from your place of business.

    10. Contact suppliers about a potential delivery disruption (if applicable) and/or contact customers about a potential disruption in services (if applicable).

     

    T: 604.795.7119 E: info@bceda.ca 5428 Highroad Cres., Chilliwack, BC, Canada V2R 3Y1

    Emergency Links

    Red Cross

    http://www.redcross.ca/

    Smoke

    http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-WC-01/current/

    BC Wildfire Services

    http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

    Emergency Info BC

    http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/

    Drive BC

    http://www.drivebc.ca/

    Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC)

    http://www.epicc.org/

    Insurance Bureau of Canada

    http://www.ibc.ca/bc/business

    Utilities

    BC Hydro

    1-800-BC-HYDRO (1-800-224-9376)

    FortisBC

    Natural Gas

    Natural Gas Emergencies 1-800-663-9911

    Billing & Inquiries 1-888-224-2710

    Electricity

    Electricity Emergencies or Power Outages 1-866-436-7847

    Billing & Inquiries 1-866-436-7847

    Banking Information

    BMO 1-844-837-9228

    https://www.bmo.com/main/business

    Supporting impacted customers needing help with short-term deferral payment options, special accommodations and other assistance. Customers are encouraged to visit any branch or contact BMO for more information. Small business and commercial clients are also encouraged to contact their BMO account manager regarding special accommodations

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