BEAs serve as long-awaited celebration
With over 130 people in attendance, the recent 2021 Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) was the celebration the local business community was waiting for!
Hosted in Copper Point Resort’s Quartz Room, guests had their photos taken as they walked the red carpet. There were drinks, food, laughter, live music and the welcome return to normalcy that we have all been waiting for.
Over 60 local businesses had the honour of being a 2021 BEA finalist but only 13 walked away with a Bavin Glassworks’ handcrafted trophy.
Community Builder Award (Sponsored by Triptician)
Recipient: The Station Pub
Innovation Award (Sponsored by Columbia Valley Community Foundation)
Recipient: STW Builders
Sustainable Business Practices Award (Sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay)
Recipient: Groundswell Network
Outstanding Customer Service Award (Sponsored by Valley Dollar Shop)
Recipient: Valley Hawk Security
Non-Profit/Association of the Year Award (Sponsored by K5 Mechanical / Integra Tire)
Outstanding Workplace (Sponsored by ACT ONE Learning Corp)
Recipient: True Key Hotels & Resorts
New Business of the Year (Sponsored by Green Andruschuk LLP)
Recipient: Smokehouse 93
Emerging Businessperson of the Year (Sponsored by Panorama Mountain Resort)
Recipient: Kyla Lam / Aspire
Businessperson of the Year (Sponsored by Aspire)
Recipient: Justin Atterbury / Taynton Bay Spirits
Chamber Member of the Year (Sponsored By Palliser Printing)
Recipient: Rhiannon Tutty / Sun Life Financial
Business of the Year (Sponsored By Fairmont Hot Springs Resort)
Recipient: Main Street Fun & Games (1 – 10 Employees)
Recipient: Ullr Bar (11 – 39 Employees)
Recipient: Joe’s No Frills (40+ Employees)
Congratulations to all the 2021 recipients and a special thank you to our major sponsors who made the event possible.
Lead image: Most of this year’s BEA winners. Missing from Photo: Justin Atterbury (Taynton Bay Spirits, Rocky River Grill) – Business Person of the Year; Joe’s No Frills – Business of the Year (40+ Employees) and Rhiannon Tutty (Sunlife Financial) – Chamber Member of the year. Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce photo
Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce