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  • The Kamloops Chamber is hard at work for business, click the links below to learn more about the Chamber, our members, and our initiatives.  
     
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  • Kamloops Chamber & MNP Business Excellence Awards Nominees Announced

    Kamloops, BC – Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Kamloops Chamber & MNP received over 360 nominations for the 35th Annual Business Excellence Awards. The merit-based awards celebrate innovative entrepreneurs and local community leaders in 16 diverse award categories as determined by an independent selection committee 

     

    "With the recent decrease in cases and restrictions easing, there is a renewed sense of optimism for business owners that sooner than later things will return to normalLet’s take this opportunity to celebrate those entrepreneurs and businesses that have successfully navigated through these challenging times and come out stronger." - Jessy SraPartner, MNP, Private Enterprise. 

     

    The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has recognized ingenuity and determination through its annual awards program since 1986. As the community slowly re-opens and recovers from COVID-19, the awards will be handed out again via a low-capacity, decentralized event live-streamed from four partner restaurants from across the city with the help of GK Sound on Thursday, October 21.  

     

    What is next for the nominees? The independent selection committee will now be tasked with reviewing each nominees written submission and will conduct an interview with each business. Once completed, the selection committee will provide the scores to MNP, who will tabulate them to determine who will become a finalist in each award category. The finalist’s will be announced later this summer. 
     
    Once again, our team is thrilled to be able to directly support our hospitality partners who have adapted and pivoted, again and again, throughout the pandemic. I want to thank all the Business Excellence Awards sponsors. Your ongoing support allows us to advocate for, support and celebrate our local businesses” – Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. 

    The Kamloops Chamber received a total 367 nominations in 16 award categoriesrecognizing 95 unique businesses. Details about how you can participate at-home will be released later this summer. You can find a complete list of nominees below. 

     

     

     

     

    35th Annual Business Excellence Award Nominees 

    Please note – not all nominees are eligible for the categories nominated for. 

     

    Business Person of the Year 

    Joshua Knaak, Arpa Investments  

    Cjay Boisclair, Askem Productions  

    Chrissy RobinsonBlowfish Hair Studio 

    Fernando Silva, Brazilian Dog Guru Facility 

    Mary Widmer, C&C: Resources for Life 

    Lucki Khurana, Dimensional Massage Therapy / Muva Physiotherapy 

    Bradley Young, Diverse Training Center 

    Cindy Humphrey, Earls Kitchen + Bar 

    Lisa Graham, Fresh Is Best Salsa & Co. 

    Greg Klohn, GK Sound 

    Leo Baggio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group 

    Carmen & Jul MorkenJUL Construction Ltd. 

    Natalie, Ofukany, Lash & Glow Bar Kamloops-Lashed by Natalie 

    Craig LeBeau, LeBeau Bros Logging 

    Mary MacGregor Mary MacGregor Law Corporation,  

    Margot Middleton, Middleton Energy 

    Ryan HolowachukNoran Printing 

    Regina Bittner-Rothbart, Nuance Dance Studio 

    Debora Delyzer, People In Motion  

    Nicole & Barry Persaud, Peter's Pasta 

    Adrianne Erlandson, Scoopz Ice Cream Parlour 

    Dawn Mackenzie, Seasons Health Therapies   

    Jake BirkelandStrength Camp Kamloops  

    Maeghan Summers, The Noble Pig  

    Alex, ZalmaiThompson Cleaners & Tailors 

     

    City of Kamloops | Community Service Award 

    A Groess Underground 

    Blowfish Hair Studio  

    Brazilian Dog Guru Facility 

    C&C: Resources for Life 

    Lyons Landscaping 

    Save on Foods Westsyde 

    Seasons Health Therapy  

    Summit Eyecare Centre 

     

    Development of the Year 

    ARPA Investments 

    BC SPCA 

    Kelson Group 

    Nationwide Self Storage & Express Auto Spa 

     

    Environmental Stewardship Award 

    A Groess Underground 

    Arrow Transportation Systems Inc. 

    Fiddleheads Violin Studio 

    Lyons Landscaping 

    Maxwell Mechanical 

    Monte Creek Ranch + Winery 

    Riverside Energy Systems 

     

    Employer of the Year 

    C&C: Resources for Life 

    Children’s Therapy and Family Resource Centre 

    Cutting Edge Group 

    Earls Kitchen + Bar 

    Far & Wide 

    Forward Law LLP  

    Fresh Is Best Salsa & Co 

    JUL Construction Ltd. 

    Kelson Group 

    LeBeau Bros Logging 

    Lyons Landscaping 

    Natural Smiles Denture Clinic 

    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd. 

    Noran Printing 

    Save on Foods Westsyde 

     

    Open Door Group Inclusive Leadership Award  

    ARPA Investments 

    Askem Productions 

    Berwick on the Park 

    Children’s Therapy and Family Resource Centre 

    Far & Wide 

    Kamloops Indian Band Development Corporation  

    Lyons Landscaping 

    New Afton 

    People In Motion 

     

    Venture Kamloops | Small Business of the Year 

    ARPA Investments 

    Askem Productions 

    Blowfish Hair Studio  

    Blue Sky Consulting Inc.  

    Brazilian Dog Guru Facility  

    C&C: Resources for Life 

    Children’s Therapy and Family Resource Centre 

    Coppertree Millworks 

    Cruizin K9 Pet Adventure Company 

    Cutting Edge Group 

    Dimensional Massage Therapy / Muva Physiotherapy 

    DNM Enterprises 

    Empire Dental by Dr.Dhaval Admar 

    Far & Wide 

    Fiddleheads Violin Studio 

    Forward Law LLP  

    Freeze Athletics 

    Fresh Is Best Salsa & Co 

    GK Sound 

    Hoja Mongolian Grill 

    Jamaican Kitchen 

    JUL Construction Ltd. 

    Kamloops Urban Tailz Pet Care 

    Kirsten’s Hideout 

    Kitchen Studio 

    Lash & Glow Bar Kamloops - Lashed by Natalie 

    Natural Smiles Denture Clinic 

    Noran Printing 

    Nuance Dance Studio 

    NuLeaf Produce Market 

    Ocean Pacific Adventure Sports 

    Oxygen Yoga and Fitness 

    Peter's Pasta 

    PostIdol Media Ltd. 

    Psychocity Tattoo and Apparel  

    Rapid Cool Refrigeration Inc.  

    Real Deals on Home Decor 

    Robin’s Room  

    Scott’s Inn & Restaurant 

    Seasons Health Therapies   

    Signet Studio 

    Spot On Interior Design 

    Strength Camp Kamloops  

    Summit Eyecare Centre 

    Surplus Herby's 

    Sweet Home Cafe 

    Thompson Cleaners & Tailors 

    Tiffany Christianson Photography 

    We Are One Composites 

     

    Design & Manufacturer Award  

    Riverside Energy Systems 

    Motivo Design Group 

    Noran Printing 

    Portfolio Interiors 

    We Are One Composites 

     

    Kubera | Retailer of the Year 

    Erwin's Fine Baking & Delicatessen 

    Far & Wide 

    Fresh Is Best Salsa & Co 

    Little River Boatworld 

    NuLeaf Produce Market 

    Portfolio Interiors 

    Rapid Cool Refrigeration Inc.  

    Real Deals on Home Decor 

    Save on Foods - Westsyde 

    Surplus Herby's 

     

    CN | Service Provider 1 – 10 Staff Award 

    Askem Productions 

    Brazilian Dog Guru Facility  

    CentreCore HVAC Systems 

    Cruizin K9 Pet Adventure Company 

    Dimensional Massage Therapy / Muva Physiotherapy 

    Force Electric Ltd. 

    GK Sound 

    Kirsten’s Hideout 

    Kitchen Studio 

    Maxwell Mechanical 

    Noran Printing 

    Nuance Dance Studio 

    Ocean Pacific Adventure Sports 

    Real Deals on Home Decor 

    Seasons Health Therapies   

    Southgate Automotive and Radiator Service 

    The Job Squad 

    The Legacy Team 

    Westsyde Dental Centre 

     

     

    Kamloops This Week | Service Provider 11+ Staff Award 

    Berwick on the Park 

    Earls Kitchen + Bar 

    JUL Construction  

    Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports  

    Kelson Group 

    Little River Boatworld 

    Middleton Energy 

    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd. 

    Rapid Cool Refrigeration Inc.  

    Seasons Health Therapies 

    Summit Eyecare Centre 

    Tommy Guns 

     

     

    BCLC | Innovation Award 

    Arrow Transportation Systems Inc.  

    C&C: Resources for Life 

    Cruizin K9 Pet Adventure Company 

    Earls Kitchen + Bar 

    Fresh Is Best Salsa & Co 

    Kamloops Denture and Implant Centre 

    Lyons Landscaping 

    Monte Creek Ranch + Winery 

    New Afton 

    Riverside Energy Systems 

    We Are One Composites 

     

     

    CAPP | Excellence in Trades Award 

    ARPA Investments 

    CentreCore HVAC Services 

    Five Oak Contracting Ltd. 

    Force Electric Ltd 

    JUL Construction Ltd. 

    Kelson Group 

    Lyons Landscaping 

    Maxwell Mechanical 

    Middleton Energy 

    NextGen Electrical Services Ltd. 

    Noran Printing 

    Riverside Energy Systems 

    Twin River Plumbing and Heating 

     

     

    Community Futures Thompson Country | Emerging Business of the Year Award 

    Bright Eye Brewing 

    Brynn's Bakery 

    Digital Convergence 

    Eat Clean Kamloops 

    Friendly Composting Inc.  

    Interior Naturopathic & Wellness 

    Lash & Glow Bar Kamloops - Lashed by Natalie 

    LMB Designs  

    Muraca Notary Public 

    Nationwide Self Storage & Express Auto Spa 

    Our Footprints Eco Store & Refillery 

    Pepper - Your Badass Business BFF Inc.  

    PIZZA NOW 

    River City Limo 

    The Lux Loo 

    The Vic Downtown 

    Wealthy Roots Financial 

    Yoga Now Kamloops 

     

     

    TRU School of Business and Economics | Young Entrepreneur of the Year 

    Cassidy WattCassidy Watt Artistry Collective  

    Jesse FaubertCommon Sound 

    Lucki Khurana, Dimensional Massage Therapy / Muva Physiotherapy 

    Bradley Young, Diverse Training Center 

    Dr. Dhaval AdmarEmpire Dental by Dr.Dhaval Admar 

    Calli Duncan, Far & Wide 

    Keri Lewis & Aly Bradford, Freeze Athletics 

    Natalie OfukanyLash Glow Bar Kamloops - Lashed by Natalie 

    Jon HudonOcean Pacific Adventure Sports 

    Jake Birkeland - Strength Camp Kamloops 

     

     

    Not-For-Profit of the Year 

    ASK Wellness 

    BC Interior Community Foundation 

    BC SPCA 

    BIG Little Science Centre 

    Boys and Girls Club Kamloops 

    Children’s Therapy and Family Resource Centre 

    Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations 

    Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society  

    Kamloops Child Development Society 

    Mt. Paul Community Food Centre 

    Phoenix Centre 

    Royal Inland Hospital Foundation 

    Societa Di M.S. Cristoforo Colombo  

    The Kamloops Exploration Group 

    The Mustard Seed Kamloops 

    Volunteer Kamloops 

     

    Media Sponsors: 

    CFJC-TV 

    CFJC-Today 

    B100 

    98.3 CIFM 

    Castanet Kamloops