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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