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And the Award goes to...

by Admin 20. October 2016 13:51

A red carpet entrance. A professional photoshoot. Cocktail Reception... this was the scene at the 29th Business Excellence Awards. Finalists making their way through the crowd were treated to a life-sized illuminated ice sculpture of the crystal award they were all hoping to take home. The 4-foot tall statue was a glistening reminder of the sacrifice and hard work it took them to be considered a Finalist, an honour in itself... As bright as that was, moments later it was outshone by a flurry of fueled flames surrounding two talented firedancers. Cosmic Co Motion entertained the crowd for the remainder of the reception.

Nearly 400 guests attended the ceremony and dinner, emceed by the lovely and talented Tamara Joel. The evening was photographed by Mr. Alex Hill, a dedicated professional who did a splendid job capturing the evening. 

The awards recipients, in order:

1. RISING STAR AWARD: BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery

Sponsored by: Urban Systems

2. SMALL BUSINESS AWARD (4-15 employees): Highstreet Ventures Inc.

Sponsored by: Prospera Credit Union

3. MID-SIZE BUSINESS AWARD (16-50 employees): Diversified Rehabilitation Group

Sponsored by: BDO Canada LLP

4. SOCIAL ENTERPRENEURSHIP AWARD: Two Hat

Sponsored by: Interior Savings

5. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD:  Rachel Clarida, Hatch Interior Design Inc.

Sponsored by: Kelowna International Airport

6. SUSTAINABILITY AWARD: Evergreen Building Maintenance Inc.

Sponsored by: Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board

7. DISTINCTION IN HOSPITALITY & TOURISM AWARD: Gray Monk Estate Winery & Vineyards

Sponsored by: Tourism Kelowna

8. MARKETER AWARD: Csek Creative.

Sponsored by: Pushor Mitchell LLP

9. TECHNOLOGY/INNOVATION AWARD: WTFast

Sponsored by: UBC Okanagan

10. LARGE BUSINESS AWARD (51+ employees): Sun-Rype Products

Sponsored by: Grant Thornton LLP

11. BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR: Tony Stewart

Sponsored by: MNP LLP 

Thank you to all who attended -  and a special thank you to Dan Albas, for an incredible job of tweeting!  See Alex's photos here!  See our amature photos of the reception here. 

See you at the 30th!

 -KCC 

  

 

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