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    30th Business Excellence Award- Nominees

     

     

    The 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards is 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. Through a significant and sustained commitment to innovation in their industry, these businesses and business leaders exemplify what it means to do business well in Penticton. We wish to sincerely thank all of our sponsors for their continuous and generous support for this event!

     

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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. 

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Beltone Hearing Clinic

    BRODO Kitchen

    Cascades Casino Penticton

    Chase Valley Group

    Get Bent Yoga & Dance

    Innovative Events

    KISStrategies for Business 

    Loco Landing Adventure Park 

    Marketplace IGA 

    Parker's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

    RE/MAX Penticton Realty 

    Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.

    White Lioness Metaphysics

    Wildstone Construction Group

                                                                                        

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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. 

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Apex Mountain Resort 

    Loco Landing Adventure Park 

    Moments Under Frame Photography 

    Penticton Speedway 

    Skaha Pizza 

     

     

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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. 

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Lasting Impressions by Amelia Day Spa

    LerBEKMO Design 

    Moments Under Frame Photography 

    Splendid Bastard 

    Urban Hairworks 

     

     

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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. 

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    International Bar Coding

    McPhail Kiltmakers 

    The Burley Bagpipe Company 

    Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Felts Photo Services

    GlowSUP Adventures 

    OSNS Child Development Centre

    Roll N Stones Fun Center 

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Boston Pizza

    Of the Land Productions Inc

    Reg Barber Enterprises Inc

     Westhills Aggregates 

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

    Cannery Brewing Company King Family Farms Ltd.
    Maple Leaf Spirits  

     

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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. 

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Big Bear Software 

    Boyd Autobody & Glass  

    Ellis Creek Autobody  

    Felts Photo & Printing 

    Lasting Impressions by Amelia Day Spa 

    Lisa Borba Hair Studio 

    Love & Life Photography

    Moments Under Frame Photography 

    RE/MAX Penticton Realty 

    The Black Iron Grill & Steakhouse  

    Total Restoration Services   

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    BC Wine Information Centre 

    Felts Photo Services

    Grant King Men's Wear

    Lasting Impressions by Amelia Day Spa 

    London Drugs 

    The Bike Barn

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    ABK Restoration Services 

    Boyd Autobody & Glass 

    Cowork Penticton 

    Penticton Lakeside Resort 

    RONA Home Centre 

    Real Canadian Superstore 

    Theo's Restaurant 

    Tim Hortons Restaurant 

    Total Restoration Services 

    White Kennedy LLP 

    White Spot Restaurant 

     

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Coffee News South Okanagan 

    Okanagan Hockey Group 

    The Peach Ice Cream Shop 

    Total Restoration Services 

    Visit Our Okanagan

     

     

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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

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Nature's Fare Markets 

    Skaha Hills 

    Solum Rammed Earth 

     

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Chic Mobile Boutique

    Chute Creek Construction 

    Craft Corner Kitchen 

    Ellis Creek Autobody

    Felts Photo Services

    Front Street Brasserie 

    Penticton Yoga Therapy

    The Nest & Nectar 

    The Peach Ice Cream Shop 

    XCo Tech Inc 

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Elephant Island Winery

    Perseus Winery 

    Play Estate Winery and Bistro 

    Poplar Grove Winery 

    Ruby Blues Winery 

    Summergate Winery 

    Upper Bench Winery and Creamery 

     

     

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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.


    The Nominees are:

     

    Keith MacIntyre- Big Bear Software Inc. 

    Mare McHale- Redhead Mare 

    Ryan & Shayna Ranit- NuVista Chiropractic & Wellness

     

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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.

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Keith MacIntyre- Big Bear Software Inc. 

    Nicole Clark- KISStrategies for Business Inc 

    Deborah Moore- RE/MAX Penticton Realty

     

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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. 

     

    The Nominees are:

     

    Auxiliary Gift Shop 

    Moments Under Frame Photography 

    Okanagan Hockey Academy 

    Okanoggin Barbers 

    RE/MAX Penticton Realty

    Shades on Main Restaurant 

    The People's Soda Co. 

    Total Restoration Services 

    White Kennedy LLP