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2016 Finalists Announced - Business Excellence Awards

by Admin 13. September 2016 10:18
The judges have narrowed down the sixty-two semi-finalists -  and determined that thirty finalists will be honoured at this year's Business Excellence Awards, presented by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP.  

The annual gala, in its 29th year and emceed by Kelowna's own Andy & TJ, will be held on October 13th at the Delta Grand Okanagan. This year's theme is Fire & Ice, and the community is invited to attend and support these businesses that have gone through the demanding eight-month process.  One business or individual in each of the ten categories will receive the prestigious crystal award, in addition to the 2017 Business Leader of the Year.
 
The Business Excellence Finalists for 2016:
 
RISING STAR AWARD

BNA Eatery & Brewery
Intraline Canada Inc.
Stikshen Inc.
 
Sponsored by: Urban Systems Ltd.
 
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD (1-15 employees)
 
Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.
Highstreet Ventures
i-sight Optometry
Touchstone Law Group LLP
 
Sponsored by: Prospera Credit Union
 
MID-SIZE BUSINESS AWARD (16-50 employees)
 
Associated Property Management
Diversified Rehabilitation Group
Venture Academy
 
Sponsored by: BDO Canada LLP
 
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

Two Hat/Community Sift 
Mamas for Mamas
Urban Matters CCC
 
Sponsored by:  Interior Savings Credit Union
 
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Rachel Clarida, Hatch Interior Design 
William Walczak, Hiilite
Ariele Parker, martketer inc.

Sponsored by: Kelowna International Airport

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
 
Ogo Car Share 
Evergreen Building Maintenance
Sponsored by: Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board
 
DISTINCTION IN HOSPITALITY & TOURISM AWARD

Gray Monk Estate Winery
Let's Go Transportation
The Harvest Golf Club
 
Sponsored by: Tourism Kelowna
 
MARKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Csek Creative + Pulse
Fortune Marketing Inc.
Hiilite
 
Sponsored by: Pushor Mitchell LLP
 
TECHNOLOGY/INNOVATION AWARD
 
AAA Internet Publishing Inc. (WTFast)
Cape Communications
Lighthouse Chiropractic
 
Sponsored by: UBC Okanagan
 
LARGE BUSINESS AWARD (51+ employees)
 
Natures Formulae Health Products Ltd.
Northside Industries
Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
 
Sponsored by: Grant Thornton LLP
 
2016 BUSINESS LEADER
 
Tony Stewart, Quail's Gate Winery
 
Sponsored by MNP LLP 
 
Ticket Prices: $125 plus GST.  Discounts available on table purchases. All ticket sales will close at 4 pm Oct. 7.  Click here to reserve your seats for this popular event!

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