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    30th Business Excellence Award Recipients

     

     

    The 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards was being held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, October 14th at 5:00 pm - brought to you by Cascades Casino! The Excellence Awards aims to recognize local Penticton and area businesses that are setting a new standard in their respective fields. 

     

     

     

                     

    We wish to sincerely thank all who attended the 30th Annual Penticton Business Excellence Awards.  The event was a smashing success and we thank everyone for their support.  Congratulations to our nominees and award winners. We hope to see you all at next years awards!

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    Community Support Excellence- Sponsored by White Kennedy Chartered Accountants

     

     

    A business that voluntarily engages in activities that enhance the quality of life in the community and supports these endeavors through personal time and/or resources. They have a reputation for showing benefits of service to the community by creating a corporate culture of giving with an emphasis on community volunteerism unrelated to their core mandate. 

                                                                                      

     

     

    Award Recipient- Get Bent Yoga and Dance

     

     

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    Hospitality/Tourism Excellence- Sponsored by Travel Penticton
     

     

    A hospitality or tourism business that provides exemplary service, products, or attractions to Penticton visitors, and offers a tourism or hospitality product or service that promotes the Penticton region as a destination. This business has demonstrated collaboration with other tourism industry partners to enhance a visitor’s experience in a manner that strengthens the vision of Penticton as a destination. 

     

     

    Award Recipient- LocoLanding Adventure Park

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    Home Based Business Excellence- Sponsored by SunFM/EZ Rock 800

     

         

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country home operated business that has demonstrated excellence in product or service innovation. Must be a licensed home-based business. This business shows excellence in their chosen field, overall business acumen, and customer service. 

     

     

    Award Recipient- Splendid Bastard

     

     

     

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    Industrial & Manufacturing Excellence- Sponsored by Greyback Construction Ltd.

     

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country business that has strengthened the economic base of Penticton through excellence in development, manufacturing or fabrication. They exhibit a long-standing history of excellence in the area of employee safety. They have a reputation as an industry leader in their respective market. 

     

     

    Award Recipient- International Bar Coding Systems & Consulting

     

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    Family Friendly Excellence- Sponsored by Downtown Penticton Association

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country business that provides a family friendly environment, maintains employment practices that support working families, and/or promotes community efforts to support healthy families. They have a reputation for showing benefits of service to families in the community.

     

     

    Award Recipient- Glow SUP Adventure

     

     

     

     

     

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    Aboriginal & Inclusivity Workplace of the Year- Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

     

     

    This award recognizes the contribution a business has made to the community through inclusive hiring practices. This business can be Aboriginal or immigrant owned & operated or have made a significant positive impact on our multicultural community. This award serves to highlight the importance of the business connections made between the diverse local cultures and communities and the amazing work that can be done when we work together.

     

    Award Recipient- Of the Land Productions Inc.

     

     

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    Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence- Sponsored by RE/MAX Penticton Realty

     

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country business in the Agriculture and Agri-Business sector demonstrating innovation, leadership and outstanding achievement in the commitment to advancement and sustainability of the agriculture industry. This business offers high quality products or service and has excellent customer and employee relationships. The business can be from one of the following- Craft Brewery| Distillery| Spirits| Farms| Orchards| and other Agricultural products.

     

    Award Recipient- King Family Farms

     

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    Professional Service Excellence- Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

     

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country licensed professional organization that provides services to their clients with a history of positive customer feedback. This business demonstrates a consistent adherence to high quality customer service and support through ongoing employee training programs. 

     

    Award Recipient- Moments Under Frame

     

     

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    Retail Excellence- Sponsored by Cherry Lane Shopping Centre

     

     

    A Penticton and wine country business that is proactive to changing market trends, provides a variety of products and has a reputation of excellent product knowledge. It has established strong relationships with its customers and staff and is recognized for exemplary customer service and support through ongoing employee training programs. Exceptional detail is paid to aesthetics and atmosphere.

     

    Award Recipient- BC Wine Information Centre

     

     

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    Workplace Culture Excellence- Sponsored by South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services

     

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country business that fosters a culture of inclusivity and commitment to employee development inspiring loyalty, driving performance and a good work ethic. It demonstrates an exceptional commitment to its employees through competitive employment packages. It shows dedication to provide professional development and/or advancement opportunities with a focus on workplace culture and work/life balance, as well as employee recognition and reward programs. They are inclusive, celebrating employee differences and welcoming contributions from each employee’s unique gifts.

     

    Award Recipient- Cowork Penticton

     

     

     

     

     

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    Excellence in Marketing Innovation- Sponsored by Castanet

     

     

    This award celebrates the very best in marketing and communications. It gives recognition to the business that has embraced creativity in its marketing efforts through a unique campaign or project that has increased business and exposure. This may include branding, graphic design, advertising, public relations, and the innovative use of social media and digital tools in addition to traditional marketing methods.

     

    Award Recipient- The “Peach” Ice Cream Shop

     

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    Sustainability Excellence- Sponsored by Penticton Toyota

     

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country business that demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the environment by considering the impact on the environment in all decision making, product/service development and business practices. They must be able to demonstrate at least one green practice in three or more of the following areas; Waste prevention | Recycling | Purchasing | Energy and waste conservation | Involving stakeholders (employees, customers and/or suppliers) in greening your business | Transportation | Operations | Other

     

    Award Recipient- Nature's Fare Markets

     

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    New Business Award- Sponsored by Valley First Credit Union

     

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country business that has demonstrated a commitment to Penticton as a place to do business. In their first year they have already shown business excellence in overall operations, including customer service, employee development/relations, site aesthetics, marketing, innovation and community contribution.  They are well on their way to becoming an outstanding corporate citizen of our community. Must be in business for a least one year to a maximum of three years.

     

    Award Recipient- The Nest & Nectar

     

     

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    Winery of the Year- Sponsored by Parker's Chrysler Dodge Jeep 

     

     

    The Penticton & Wine Country winery demonstrating innovation, leadership and outstanding achievement in the commitment to advancement of the wine industry. This business offers award winning products, exceptional service and has excellent customer and employee relationships.

     

    Award Recipient- Poplar Grove Winery

     

     

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    Young Business Leader of the Year- Sponsored by JCI Penticton & The Fourth Media

     

          

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country business leader aged 40 years or younger who is the founder, owner, CEO, President or Senior Executive of a company or companies. This person has made an outstanding contribution to the business environment, shows excellence in their chosen field, overall business acumen, customer service, community involvement, leadership and employee relations. They exemplify a civic community leadership role and demonstrate positive economic and /or social impact on the region.

     

    Award Recipient- Mare McHale- Redhead Mare

     

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    Business Leader of the Year- Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

     

     

    A Penticton & Wine Country business person who is the founder, owner, CEO, President or Senior Executive of a company or companies. This person has made an outstanding contribution to the business environment, shows excellence in their chosen field, overall business acumen, customer service, community involvement, leadership and employee relations. They exemplify a civic community leadership role and demonstrate positive economic and /or social impact on the region.

     


    Award Recipient- Keith MacIntyre- Big Bear Software Inc.

     

     

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    Business of the Year- Sponsored by Cascades Casino

    A Penticton & Wine Country business that stands out among peers as a leading organization both in its approach to business and in service to the community. This business exemplifies a civic community leadership role and demonstrates positive economic and /or social impact on the region. They show true business excellence in overall operations, including customer service, employee development/relations, site aesthetics, marketing, innovation, community contribution, inclusiveness and allowance for disabilities. 

     

    Award Recipient- Okanagan Hockey Group