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The 29th Annual Business Excellence Awards was brought to you by Gateway Casinos Entertainment on Saturday, October 15th at 5:00 pm at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The Excellence Awards aims to recognize local Penticton and area businesses that are setting a new standard in excellence in their respective fields.
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We wish to sincerely thank all who attended the 29th 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!
Community Support Excellence
Sponsored by White Kennedy Chartered Accountants
A business that passionately promotes community projects, events, or festivals. This business has community at the core of its mission and vision.
WINNER - Total Restoration Services
Sponsored by Tourism Penticton
A hospitality or tourism business that provides exemplary service, products, or attractions to Penticton visitors, and encourages them to return again and again. This business strengthens the vision of Penticton as a destination with their product/service.
WINNER - Hoodoo Adventures
Professional Service Excellence
Sponsored by BMO Financial Group
A Penticton and wine country licenced professional organization that provides services to their clients. This business demonstrated a consistent adherence to high quality customer service and support. Must be in business for at least one year.
WINNER - ABK Restoration Services Ltd.
Industrial & Manufacturing Excellence
Sponsored by Greyback Construction Ltd.
A Penticton and wine country business that has strengthened the economic base of Penticton through development, manufacture or fabrication. Must be in business for at least one year.
WINNER - Berry & Smith Trucking
Sponsored by The Penticton Herald
A Penticton and wine country business that is proactive to changing market trends, provides a variety of products, and is willing to stand behind those products. It has established strong relationships with its customers and staff and is recognized for excellence in customer service. Detail is paid to aesthetics and atmosphere. Must be in business for at least one year.
WINNER - Tony's Meats & Deli
New Business Award
Sponsored by Valley First Credit Union
A Penticton & wine country business that enhances the business base of Penticton has demonstrated a commitment to Penticton as a place to do business and has become an outstanding corporate citizen of our community. Must be in business for a least one year to a maximum of three years.
WINNER - Wine Crush Market
Home Based Business Excellence
Sponsored by SunFM/EZ Rock 800
A Penticton & Wine Country Business that has demonstrated excellence in product innovation. A home operated business that consistently shows excellence and quality in service and merchandising. Must be a licensed home-based business.
WINNER - DM Productions
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.
WINNER - Jumping Beans Play Cafe
Sponsored by Penticton Toyota
A Penticton & Wine Country business that has demonstrated environmental performance with their products, activities and services. Encourages sustainable use of renewable resources and is taking steps to prevent, reduce and eliminate various waste streams associated with their product and services. This business demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the environment by considering the impact on the environment in all decision making, product/service development and business practices.
WINNER - Wine Crush Market
Workplace Culture Excellence
Sponsored by South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services
This is a workplace that is inclusive, celebrating employee differences and welcoming the contributions from each employee’s unique gifts. The business fosters a culture and commitment to employee development inspiring loyalty, driving performance and a good work ethic.
WINNER - Wildstone Group of Companies
Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence
Sponsored by Parker's Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
A Penticton & Wine Country business or winery in the Agriculture and Agri-Business sector demonstrating leadership and outstanding achievement in the commitment to advancement and sustainability of the agriculture industry.
WINNER - The Peoples Crafthouse
Excellence in Marketing Innovation
Sponsored by All She Wrote
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 that increase 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.
WINNER - Tourism Penticton
Aboriginal Community & Business Excellence
Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP
This award recognizes the contribution a business has made through inclusivity with the local Aboriginal Community. This business can be Aboriginal owned & operated or have made a significant positive impact on the local Aboriginal community. This award serves to highlight the importance of the business connections made between the local communities & the amazing work that can be done when we work together.
WINNER - Iron Indian Steelworks
Business of the Year
Sponsored by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
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 should demonstrate true business excellence in overall business operation, including customer service, employee development/relations, site aesthetics, marketing, innovation, community contribution and allowance for disabilities. Must be in business for at least one year.
WINNER - Boyd Autobody & Glass AND Lake City Casinos - Penticton
Business Leader of the Year
Sponsored by TD Canada Trust - Small Business Banking
A Penticton and Wine Country individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the business environment, by exemplifying excellence in their chosen field, overall business acumen, customer service, community involvement, leadership and employee relations. Must be in business for at least one year.
WINNER - Diana Stirling