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


    Business Excellence Awards Nominees Announced       For Immediate Release: 20.07.14
     
    Kamloops, BC – Nominations for the 2020 Business Excellence Awards were released today by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP LLP. The complete list of nominees is attached.
    Background
    The 34th annual Business Excellence Awards are brought to the community by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP LLP.
    Nominations have now closed for 2020 and an independent selection committee will be tasked with scoring each nominee. The chamber received 305 nominations, nominating 238 unique Kamloops businesses. The Chamber also introduced two new awards for 2020:
    • Community Futures Thompson Country Emerging Business of the Year
    • Excellence in Trades Award
    In response to COVID-19, the Kamloops Chamber extended the nomination period by 1.5 months to allow for businesses to manage the impacts of pandemic. The Kamloops Chamber has made the decision to continue with the awards program to provide positive recognition for the business community while we collectively navigate the road to recovery.
    Revised timeline leading up to the awards evening is as follows:
    • June – Eligible nominees submit their responses to the Kamloops Chamber
    • July – An independent selection committee, comprised of business leaders for each of the award categories, scores each nominee.
    • Late July – MNP tabulates the scores and informs the selection committee of the top 3 finalists in each award category.
    • End of July – Kamloops Chamber announces finalists to public
    • August – mid-September – Selection committee interviews all finalists to determine award recipients
    • October 24 – Business Excellence Awards Evening – stay tuned for more details
    Tyson Andrykew – President, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
    “It is difficult to not yearn for 2019 and the success that our business community had in that year.
    Now, more than ever, it is critical that we take the time to celebrate the best that our Kamloops business community has to offer.
     
    As we reflect on that success of the past, it is important that we continue to support these great local businesses as they adapt to our changing world.
     
      We’re proud to have broaden our award categories this year to better encompass our diverse community, the categories that we’ve added are the “Emerging Business of the Year” and the “Excellence in Trades” awards.”
     
    2020 Business Excellence Award Nominees
    Please note – not all nominees are eligible for the categories nominated for.
     

    Business Person of the Year
    Peter Aylen Absorbent Products Ltd.
    Krista Faraday Academy of Dance
    Kristoffer Brunsgaard Adroit Technologies
    Brittany Strebchuk Aglow Wedding Decor and Event Rentals
    Cjay  Boisclair Askem Talent
    Janet Bolton Bolton's Landscape Maintenance
    Cindy Humphrey Earl's Restaurant Kamloops
    Dr. Dhaval Admar Empire Dental
    Jason Nijjer Ezzzy Moving & Cleaning
    Calli-Jo Duncan Far and Wide
    Greg Klohn GK Sound
    John Zubak John Zubak Project Management & Consulting
    Steve Davidson Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    Brittany Strebchuk Kamloops Photo Booths
    Shalen Curle Let’s Move Studio
    Kent Fawcett Local Pulse
    Colin Lyons Lyons Landscaping
    Andy Miller Miller & Associates Wealth Management
    Krystin Nali Nalitech Financial Solutions
    Kier Robertson Robertson Manufacturing Ltd.
    Atish Patel Scott's Inn & Restaurant
    Robb Lewis Signature Signs & Printing
    Gordon Stamp- Vincent TasteFull Excursions
    Anna Harrison Thrive Business Strategies
     Ashley Eaton Winmar Property Restoration Specialists
     
    City of Kamloops | Community Service Award
    Adroit Technologies
    Antons sport corporation
    Askem Talent
    Cam's Lawn Maintenance
    Chartwell Kamloops Retirement Residence
    Ebata Eye Care Optometry
    E-ZZZY Moving & Cleaning
    Fuel Supplements, Vitamins, Nutrition
    Ginger Turley Artistry
    Home hardware on Jospeh way
    Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    Let’s Move Studio
    Local Pulse
    Lyons Landscaping
    Mortgage Alliance
    Kamloops Community Band
    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd.
    Nutech Safety
    Scott's Inn & Restaurant
    Tastefull Excurisons
    Wilson M Beck Insurance Group
    Winmar Property Restoration Specialists
     
     
    Kamloops Chamber | Employer of the Year
    Abbott Wealth Management
    Academy of Dance
    Adroit Technologies
    Aglow Wedding Decor and Event Rentals
    Chartwell Kamloops Retirement Residence
    CheckMate Fire Prevention Inc.
    Earl's Restaurant Kamloops
    Ebata Eye Care Optometry
    Empire Dental
    GK Sound
    Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    Let’s Move Studio
    Lyons Landscaping
    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd.
    RBC Royal Bank
    Robertson Manufacturing Ltd.
    Scott's Inn & Restaurant
    Summit Gourmet Meats
    TasteFull Excursions
    Winmar Property Restoration Specialists
     
    Open Door Group | Inclusive Workplace
    Adroit Technologies
    Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    Scott's Inn & Restaurant
    Sun Peaks Yoga
    TasteFull Excursions
    Kamloops Home Hardware
    Monte Creek Ranch Winery
    Summit Gourmet Meats
     
    Venture Kamloops | Small Business of the Year
    Academy of Dance
    Adroit Technologies
    Aglow Wedding Decor and Event Rentals
    Ahh YaY Café
    Ashley Godin Photography
    Askem Talent
    Bliss Float Centre
    Bolton's Landscape Maintenance
    Bright Eye Brewing
    Cam's Lawn Maintenance
    City Centre Auto Service
    Cleasby's Janitorial Contracting
    Cutting Edge Consulting Inc.
    Diverse Training
    Ebata Eye Care Optometry
    Empire Dental
    Ezzzy Moving & Cleaning
    Far and Wide
    Fuel Supplements, Vitamins, Nutrition
    Heavy Metal Gym
    Kamloops Alarm
    Kamloops Photo Booths
    Kamloops Urban Tailz
    Lashed & Waxed by Natalie
    Let's Move Studio
    Local Pulse
    Miller & Associates Wealth Management
    Nalitech Financial Solutions
    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd.
    Our Footprints Company
    Plainsman Construction
    Robertson Manufacturing Ltd.
    Runners' Sole
    Solo Entertainment
    Sun Peaks Yoga
    TasteFull Excursions
    The Edge Hair Salon
    Valley View Industries
    Visual Expressionz
    Winmar Property Restoration Specialists
    Your Escape Day Spa
     
    Business Development Bank | Manufacturer of the Year
    Absorbent Products Ltd.
    Local Pulse
    Our Footprints Company
    Robertson Manufacturing Ltd.
    Scorpion Technologies Ltd.
    Valley View Industries Ltd.
     
    Aberdeen Mall | Retailer of the Year
    Blue Sky Clothing Co
    Ebata Eye Care Optometry
    Far and Wide
    Fuel Supplements, Vitamins, Nutrition
    Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    Lyons Landscaping
     
    Kamloops Chamber | Service Provider 1 – 10 Staff Award
    Adroit Technologies
    Aglow Wedding Decor and Event Rentals
    Amplified Cafe
    Askem Talent
    Bliss Float Centre
    Bolton's Landscape Maintenance
    Cleasby's Janitorial Contracting
    Days to Remember Events and Management
    Diverse Training
    Earl's Restaurant Kamloops
    Ebata Eye Care Optometry
    Empire Dental
    Fuel Supplements, Vitamins, Nutrition
    IDA Northshore Pharmacy and Care Clinic
    Kamloops Photo Booths
    Kamloops Urban Tailz
    Let's Move Studio
    Miller & Associates Wealth Management
    Mittz Kitchen
    Nalitech Financial Solutions
    Robertson Manufacturing Ltd.
    Summit Gourmet Meats
    TasteFull Excursions
    Wilson M Beck Insurance Group
    Winmar Property Restoration Specialists
     Thrive Business Strategies (Anna Harrison)
    Ezzzy Moving & Cleaning
     
    Kamloops Chamber | Service provider 11+ Staff Award
    Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites Kamloops
    Earl's Restaurant Kamloops
    Horizon Dental
    Kamloops Ford Lincoln
    Lyons Landscaping
    Miller & Associates Wealth Management
    Monte Creek Ranch Winery
    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd.
    Redline Motorsport Ltd
    Riverside Small Animal Hospital Ltd.
    Scott's Inn & Restaurant
    TasteFull Excursions
     
    BCLC | Technology Innovator Award
    Absorbent Products Ltd
    Adroit Technologies
    Empire Dental
    iTel Networks
    Pixel Architect
     
    Kamloops Chamber | Excellence in Trades Award
    Cutting Edge Consulting Inc.
    Kamloops Alarm
    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd.
    TasteFull Excursions
    Visual Expressionz
    Visual Signs and Printing
    Kamloops Ford Lincoln
     
    Community Futures Thompson Country | Emerging Business of the Year Award
    Ashley Godin Photography
    Askem Talent
    Captured By Nicole Photography
    CentreCore HVAC Services
    Empire Dental
    Far and Wide
    Ginger Turley Artistry
    Heavy Metal Gym
    Lashed & Waxed by Natalie
    Local Pulse
    Miller & Associates Wealth Management
    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd.
    Our Footprints Company
    Pepper
    Pixel + Pepper
    Sun Peaks Yoga
    TasteFull Excursions
    Well Urned
    Wingate Kamloops
     
     
    TRU School of Business and Economics | Young Entrepreneur of the Year
     
    Aglow Wedding Decor and Event Rentals | Brittany Strebchuk
    Amplified Cafe | Daniel Houghton
    Askem Talent | Duane and Cjay Boisclair
    Avenue Media House, Common Sound, Ninth Company | Jesse Faubert
    Cassidy Watt Artistry Collective | Cassidy Watt
    Days to Remember Events and Management | Erica Lemak
    Ebata Eye Care Optometry | Russell Ebata
    Empire Dental |  Dr.Dhaval Admar
    Far and Wide | Calli-Jo Duncan
    Kamloops Photo Booths | Brittany Strebchuk
    Lashed and Waxed by Natalie | Natalie Ofukany
    Linden & Co | Alaysha Vander Linden
    Local Pulse | Kent Fawcett
    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd. | Greg Nalleweg
    Our Footprints Company | Jennifer Norman
    Pepper | Stacey Krolow
    Sun Peaks Yoga | Kayla Alfred
    TasteFull Excursions | Gordon Stamp-Vincent
    Valley View Industries Ltd. | Nick Price
    Winmar Property Restoration Specialists | Ashley Eaton
    GK Sound | Greg Klohn
    Pixel Architect | Jeff Masigan
    Stacey Krolow Photography | Stacey Krolow
     






























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