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  • 34th Annual Kamloops Chamber & MNP Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

     For Release 3:00PM PDT July 30, 2020

    2020 Kamloops Chamber & MNP Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

     
    Kamloops – The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP announced their finalists this afternoon for the 34th  annual Business Excellence Awards at a special event hosted by MNP and virtually via Facebook live. Please see the attached list of all award finalists.
     
    Background
    Twenty-Eight Selection Committee members have selected the finalists of each award category by scoring each nominee independently.  Scores were then tabulated by MNP.  The committees will now interview each finalist to determine the winners of the coveted Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP Business Excellence Awards. 
     
    Winners of the awards will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala, to be held the evening of Saturday, October 24, 2020. This event is taking a new form to accommodate new measures put in place to combat COVID-19. The Chamber will announce those details in September 2020.   
     
    Quotes
    Tyson Andrykew, President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
    “On behalf of our Board of Directors, I want to wish the finalists our sincere congratulations on achieving this prestigious honour. Your businesses are setting the standard for businesses practices in your industry, and in our community.”

    James Foucault, Partner, Private Enterprise, MNP
    “In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to take the time to celebrate the very best of Kamloops business leaders – the leaders who have continued to support the community despite facing so much uncertainty. These awards have always encouraged and inspired businesses to do their best and this year is no exception. MNP is so proud to be part of this important initiative.”
     
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    Media Contact
    Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director
    778.257.5900 cell
     
     
       
    2020 Kamloops Chamber & MNP Business Excellence Awards Finalists:
     
    City of Kamloops
    Community Service Award
    1. Ebata Eye Care
    2. Kamloops Home Hardware & Building Centre
    3. Scott’s Inn & Restaurant
    Open Door Group
    Inclusive Workplace Award
    1. Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    2. Lyons Landscaping
    3. Summit Gourmet Meats
    BDC Business Development Bank
    Manufacturer Award
    1. Absorbent Products Ltd.
    2. Scorpion Technologies Ltd.
    3. Valley View Industries Ltd.
    Aberdeen Mall
    Retailer Award
    1. Ebata Eye Care
    2. Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    3. Lyons Landscaping
    Kamloops Chamber
    Service Provider 1 – 10 Staff Award
    1. Bliss Float Centre
    2. Ebata Eye Care
    3. Summit Gourmet Meats
    Kamloops Chamber
    Service Provider 11+ Staff Award
    1. Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    2. Lyons Landscaping
    3. NextGen Electrical Services Ltd.
    BCLC
    Technology Innovator Award
    1. Absorbent Products Ltd.
    2. Adroit Technologies
    3. iTel Networks Inc.
    Kamloops Chamber
    Excellence in Trades Award
    1. Cutting Edge Consulting Inc.
    2. Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    3. NextGen Electrical Services Ltd.
    Kamloops Chamber
    Employer of the Year
    1. Academy of Dance
    2. CheckMate Fire Prevention Inc.
    3. Scott's Inn & Restaurant
    Community Futures Thompson Country
    Emerging Business of the Year
    1. Far & Wide Kamloops
    2. Lashed & Waxed by Natalie
    3. Local Pulse
    TRU School of Business and Economics
    Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    1. Brittany Strebchuk, Aglow Wedding Décor and Event Rentals
    2. Greg Klohn, GK Sound
    3. Nick Price, Valley View Industries Ltd.
    Kamloops Home Hardware
    Not-For-Profit of the Year
    1. BIG Little Science Centre Society
    2. Kamloops Food Policy Council
    3. Kamloops Symphony Orchestra
     
       
    Venture Kamloops
    Small Business of the Year
    1. Bolton's Landscape Maintenance
    2. Diverse Training Center
    3. Miller & Associates Wealth Management
     
    Kamloops Chamber
    Business Person of the Year
    1. Peter Aylen, Absorbent Products Ltd.
    2. Colin Lyons, Lyons Landscaping
    3. Gordon Stamp-Vincent, TasteFull Excursions
    Premier Sponsor:
    MNP LLP
     
    Media Sponsors:
    Kamloops This Week
    Broadcast Centre
     
    Select Sponsors:
    Lee’s Music
    Fresh Inc.
    Wayside Printers