Business Excellence Awards

2014 Business Excellence Awards Results

On November 1 2014, the best of Kimberley business will be 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 2014
Winner: Tyee Log & Timber Homes

Business of the Year Award 2014

Winner: Tyee Log & Timber Homes

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: Kimberley City Bakery, Creekside Physiotherapy, Pedal & Tap, Tyee Log & Timber, Bear’s Eatery

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Community Booster Award 2014
Winner: Stan Saliken

Community Booster Award 2014

Winner: Stan Saliken

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: Green Door Catering, Stan Saliken, Kimberley Arts Council, Rotary Club, Jim Webster (Kimberley Trails Society and Kootenay Orienteering Club)

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Creative Professional Excellence Award 2014
Winner: Story & Co

Creative Professional Excellence Award 2014

Winner: Story & Co

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: Go Kimberley, Simon Haiduk, Caprice Fine Art Studio Gallery, Sustainable Spaces Design and Drafting (Brian Leeb), Story & Co, Flowers Galore Gifts & More

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Employee of the Year Award 2014
Winner: James "Archie" Archibald (Our Place)

Employee of the Year Award 2014

Winner: James "Archie" Archibald (Our Place)

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: Archie (Our Place), Jasmine (Pedal & Tap), Melanie (Kimberley City Bakery), Sabrina (Creekside Physiotherapy), Ty (Green Door, Stonefire Pizzeria, SnowDrift Cafe)

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Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014
Winner: Kimberley City Bakery

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014

Winner: Kimberley City Bakery

Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank
Nominees: |

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Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 2014
Winner: Kimberley Centex

Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 2014

Winner: Kimberley Centex

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

Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank
Nominees: One Love Hot Yoga, Spirit Rock Climbing Center, Kimberley City Bakery, Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy Remedy’s Rx, Heartbeet Vegetarian Bistro

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Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 2014
Winner: The Old Bauernhaus Restaurant

Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 2014

Winner: The Old Bauernhaus Restaurant

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: Bear’s Eatery, Burrito Grill, Pedal & Tap, The Old Bauernhaus Restaurant, Heartbeet Vegetarian Bistro

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Home Business of the Year Award 2014
Winner: Kara Clarke Designs

Home Business of the Year Award 2014

Winner: Kara Clarke Designs

Presented to a home-based businesses that has shown viability and growth in the Community.

Sponsor: Moody Bee
Nominees: Kara Clarke Designs, Cakes by Mary, Denise’s Esthetics, Scentsy – Katryna Sigurdson

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Professional Services Excellence Award 2014
Winner: Creekside Physiotherapy

Professional Services Excellence Award 2014

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: Creekside Physiotherapy, Revolution Acupuncture, Rockies Law Corporation, Ray’s Music, RE/MAX Caldwell Agencies

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Retail Business of the Year Award 2014
Winner: Kootenay Mountain Works

Retail Business of the Year Award 2014

Winner: Kootenay Mountain Works

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

Sponsor: Kimberley Alpine Resort
Nominees: Great Canadian Dollar Store, Kimberley Centex, Kimberley City Bakery, Velvet & Ginjer, Kootenay Mountain Works

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Tourism Excellence Award 2014
Winner: Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

Tourism Excellence Award 2014

Winner: Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

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

Sponsor: Tourism Kimberley
Nominees: Go Kimberley, JulyFest Committee, Spirit Rock Climbing Centre, Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

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Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 2014
Winner: Sommer Electric

Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 2014

Winner: Sommer Electric

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, Kitt Fine Homes, Price Excavating, Tyee Log & Timber, Sommer Electric

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Youth Friendly Business Award 2014
Winner: Spirit Rock Climbing Center

Youth Friendly Business Award 2014

Winner: Spirit Rock Climbing Center

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: Grubstake Pizza, Kimberley City Bakery, Overwaitea Foods, Spirit Rock Climbing Center, Bavarian Home Hardware

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Latest News

    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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    PRESS RELEASE - Kimberley Chamber Response to 2019 BC Budget

    PRESS RELEASE - Kimberley Chamber Response to 2019 BC Budget

    Published on 21-Feb-2019 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce PRESS RELEASE - Kimberley Chamber Response to 2019 BC Budget

    PRESS RELEASE 

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 21, 2019

     

     

    Kimberley Chamber response to 2019 BC Budget

     

    The 2019 Provincial Budget was released Monday and the BC Chamber has replied with the following press release:  http://www.bcchamber.org/advocacy-news/affordability-strategy-welcome-costs-smes-piling

     

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce President, Rachelle Langlois, responded: “The release of the 2019 BC Budget coincided nicely with the arrival of BC Chamber representatives in Kimberley Wednesday morning. Along with the member benefits presentation we had scheduled, our Chamber was able to hear about the BC Chamber’s thoughts and direction regarding the new budget.”

     

    “We are pleased with the support the BC Chamber is showing towards small and medium sized business owners who are the economic drivers in our small communities.  We were also encouraged by the participation of the Kimberley business community members, as having a strong Chamber will ensure we have the voice necessary to continue to have the ear of these influential policy makers.” 

     

    “Gathering feedback from the business community is one of our primary goals in the next few months, along with increasing our Chamber membership.  We want to hear from our businesses to ensure our Chamber is effectively representing their needs, not just on a local or community level, but also at regional and provincial levels as well since this budget will directly impact our members.”

     

    For more information, please email info@kimberleychamber.ca

     

     

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    2019 Chamber Membership Renewals

    2019 Chamber Membership Renewals

    Published on 30-Jan-2019 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chamber Membership Renewals

    Thank you for your continued participation with the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce! Our volunteer Board of Directors are passionate about the Kimberley business community, and are looking forward to another exciting and successful year. We are dedicated to building a strong and sustainable business environment in Kimberley, and you may be asking yourself, "What does the Chamber do?".

    With access to municipal, provincial and federal governments the Chamber advocates on behalf of local businesses. This will continue to be a priority. We also put on events that help you grow your network. We organize workshops, seminars & socials that help you take your business goals to another level. We're proud to work with amazing partners like Community Futures, Women's Enterprise Centre, BDC, EK Employment, Basin Business Advisors, Industry Training Authority, Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency and College of the Rockies, all of whom can assist with starting, sustaining and growing your business needs. We work together. We learn together. We grow together.

    This week you will be receiving your 2019 Membership renewal. You can submit your payment:
    - Online by visiting our website and logging into your account: https://kimberleychamber.worldsecuresystems.com/my-account
    - E-transfer to info@kimberleychamber.com (use password: kimberleybiz)
    - Cheque (mail to or drop in the mail slot at the Chamber office (253 Wallinger Avenue, Kimberley, BC  V1A 1Z2))
    - Credit Card (drop-in to the office Monday - Friday 10am-2pm to pay by credit card)

    We welcome your feedback and involvement in the Chamber's direction as we transition and move forward. Reach us anytime at info@kimberleychamber.com.

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Upcoming Events

  • Kimberley Makers Market
    27-Apr-2019

    On Saturday, April 27th from 10-4pm and Sunday, April 28th from 1-4pm at Centre 64 local artisans will be showcasing..

  • Kimberley Makers Market

    Event Date: 27-Apr-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 19-Apr-2019

    On Saturday, April 27th from 10-4pm and Sunday, April 28th from 1-4pm at Centre 64 local artisans will be showcasing their handmade goods.

    For a full list of vendors visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kimberley-Makers-Market-1880797925569287/

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  • Leadercast Live - Leading Healthy Teams
    10-May-2019

    Join JCI Kootenay on Friday, May 10th at the largest one-day leadership event in the world, broadcast live each May ..

  • Leadercast Live - Leading Healthy Teams

    Event Date: 10-May-2019

    Posted by The Chamber | on 19-Apr-2019

    Join JCI Kootenay on Friday, May 10th at the largest one-day leadership event in the world, broadcast live each May from Atlanta, Georgia to hundreds of host sites around the world including the Kootenays.  

    The Leadercast Live stage will showcase leadership experts to help attendees master the art and science of developing and leading healthy teams. A great training opportunity for you and your team!

     For more information and to reserve your tickets: https://cranbrookchamber.com/events/details/leadercast-live-leading-healthy-teams-439

     

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  • Annual General Meeting 2019
    14-May-2019

    You are cordially invited to the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting May 14th, ..

  • Annual General Meeting 2019

    Event Date: 14-May-2019

    Posted by The Chamber | on 15-Apr-2019

    You are cordially invited to the

    Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    Annual General Meeting

    May 14th, 2019

    7:00 pm at Hotel Kimberley - Alpine Meeting Room

    AGM - Business Meeting and Election of our Board of Directors

    The evening will also include special presentations from:
    Schaun Goodeve, Economic Development Officer for the City of Kimberley
    Jesse Ferguson, Tourism Kimberley.

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce welcomes all members and interested parties to attend our AGM.

    Board nomination forms are available at the Chamber office, 253 Wallinger Ave. and via email: info@kimberleychamber.com

    The deadline for submissions is May 7th, 2019 at 5:00pm.

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  • Business Beers
    24-Apr-2019

    On Wednesday, March 27th all business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to drop-in at the Kimberl..

  • Business Beers

    Event Date: 24-Apr-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 28-Mar-2019

    On Wednesday, March 27th 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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