Business Excellence Awards

2013 Business Excellence Awards Results

On October 26, the best of Kimberley business was celebrated with the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre.

Click the award name for full details including sponsor and nominees.

Business of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Pedal & Tap

Business of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Pedal & Tap

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
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Creekside Physiotherapy, Kootenay Automotive Equipment, Pedal & Tap, Sullivan Pub

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Retail Business of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Kootenay Mountain Works

Retail Business of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Kootenay Mountain Works

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

Sponsor: Kimberley Alpine Resort
Nominees: B&B Glass, The Back Door, The Great Canadian Dollar Store, Flowers Galore, Kootenay Mountain Works

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Professional Services Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Creekside Physiotherapy

Professional Services Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Creekside Physiotherapy

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

Sponsor: Mountain Spirit Resort
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Cherry Creek Properties, Creekside Physiotherapy, David Bellm, Re/Max Caldwell Agencies, Rockies Law, Wallinger Day Spa

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Youth Friendly Business Award 2013
Winner: Grubstake Pizza

Youth Friendly Business Award 2013

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
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Centex, Grubstake Pizza, Overwaitea, Snowdrift Café

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Creative Professional Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Denai Bell/Ginjer Jar

Creative Professional Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Denai Bell/Ginjer Jar

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: Kootenay Business Magazine - Koocanusa Publications
Nominees: Denai Bell/Ginjer Jar, Flowers Galore, Go Kimberley, Story & Co.

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Community Booster Award 2013
Winner: Kimberley Arts Council

Community Booster Award 2013

Winner: Kimberley Arts Council

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
Nominees: B&B Glass, Grubstake Pizza, Kimberley Arts Council, MADD

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Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Meadowbrook Motors

Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Meadowbrook Motors

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: Kootenay Insurance Services
Nominees: Alpine Plumbing & Heating, ET Woodwork, Kitt Fine Homes, Meadowbrook Motors, Tyee Log Homes

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Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Pedal & Tap

Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Pedal & Tap

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

Sponsor: Overwaitea Foods
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Buddha Belly Deli, Grubstake Pizza, Pedal & Tap

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Employee of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Libby Westergard (Flowers Galore)

Employee of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Libby Westergard (Flowers Galore)

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: St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
Nominees: Janet Johansen, Libby Westergard, Simonne Desautels. Tamara Duggan

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Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Wildsight

Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Wildsight

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

Sponsor: Community Futures East Kootenay
Nominees: Green Earth Recycling, Kimberley Riverside Campground, MADD, Root For Me, Sprout Grocery, Togs N Toys, Wildsight

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Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Velvet & Ginjer

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Velvet & Ginjer

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: RBC Royal Bank
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Creekside Physiotherapy, Green Door, Meadowbrook Motors, Velvet & Ginjer

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Tourism Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Kimberley Rafting Co.

Tourism Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Kimberley Rafting Co.

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

Sponsor: Tourism Kimberley
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Kimberley Arts Council, Kimberley Rafting Co., L&K Taxi, RCR

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Home Business of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Moody Bee

Home Business of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Moody Bee

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

Sponsor: Toni Lepore
Nominees: Creative Type BC (Jay Toner), Kootenay Automotive Equipment, Krevan Photography, Krista Smith (Hairdresser), Moody Bee, Scentsy by Katryna Sigurdson

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Latest News

    Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    Published on 25-Jun-2019 by The Chamber Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    It's that time of year and the nominations for the annual Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Excellence Awards are now open! 

    We have some exciting new categories this year and the nominations will all be put to a community vote later on in the summer. 

    The Business Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding small businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations who contribute so much to our community and local economy. 

    This year's Business Excellence Awards are set for Friday, October 4th, 2019 at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre. Tickets will go on sale in late Summer. 

    Submit your nominations here!

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    2019-20 Board of Directors

    2019-20 Board of Directors

    Published on 16-May-2019 by Kimberley Chamber 2019-20 Board of Directors

    On May 14th, the election of the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce 2019-20 Board of Directors occurred at Annual General Meeting at Hotel Kimberley.  Congratulations to new board members:

    • Rob Duncan (Resorts of the Canadian Rockies)
    • Paul Cameron (Exact Tax)
    • Kathryn Arbic (North Star Veterinary Clinic)
    • Kevin Dunnebacke (Ktown Custom Auto)
    • Karen Vold (Kootenay Media - Go Kimberley, Go Cranbrook)

    As well as our continuing board members:

    • Karen Cetinski (Rocky Mountain Event Planners)
    • Brian Conn (Kootenay Shadeworks/Northstar Roasting Company)
    • Jason Toner (Big Magic Design)
    • Thomas Datt (Enchanted Forest B&B)
    • Brandi O'Neill (Paper and Cup)
    • Ella Harris (Creme Cheese Shop)
    • Brian Sondergaard (Kimberley Kritters/Total Recall Digital Scanning)
    • Chantel Delaney (Sprout Health Market)
    • Sabrina Park (Creekside Physiotherapy)
    • Past President: Rachelle Langlois (Sun Life Financial)

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    Call for Nominations - 2019/20 Board of Directors

    Call for Nominations - 2019/20 Board of Directors

    Published on 15-Apr-2019 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Call for Nominations - 2019/20 Board of Directors

    As we continue to grow and strengthen our network, we're looking for diligent and dynamic individuals to serve as leaders on our 2019/20 Board of Directors. If this is you, or someone you know please email info@kimberleychamber.com to submit your nomination.

    The deadline for submissions is May 7th, 2019 at 5:00pm. Board of Directors will be sworn in at our AGM on May 14, 2019.

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  • Business Beers
    31-Jul-2019

    On Wednesday, July 31st all business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to drop-in at the Kimb..

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    Event Date: 31-Jul-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 02-Jul-2019

    On Wednesday, July 31st all business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to drop-in at the Kimberley Elks Club between 5:30-7:30pm to hang out and connect with other members of the business community. This is an open and casual social event. All are welcome!





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  • JulyFest 2019
    19-Jul-2019

    JulyFest is celebrating 47 years of Canadian Bocce Championships, Grad Reunions, Homecoming Parade, Beer Gardens, Ba..

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    Event Date: 19-Jul-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 02-Jul-2019

    JulyFest is celebrating 47 years of Canadian Bocce Championships, Grad Reunions, Homecoming Parade, Beer Gardens, Bands, Kidzone and much more! The JulyFest team is working hard and adding new features to this year's awesome Summer event. 

    JulyFest events will begin on Friday, July 19th. The Bocce tournament will be held at Big Coronation Park.

    Thank you to all our members, volunteers and community organizations that support JulyFest!

    For more information visit our website at www.kimberleyjulyfest.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

    Interested in being a sponsor, vendor or volunteer? Contact our event coordinator:

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