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Posted: September 12, 2020

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Awards

Announcing the 2020 Cranbrook Business Excellence Awards!
We haven’t forgotten about you Cranbrook. This year has been an interesting journey for everyone, so there’s no better time to celebrate local business than right now!
The recipient of the 2020 Hospitality & Tourism Award is…
Thank you to Ktunaxa Nation Economic & Investment sector for sponsoring this award.
Hospitality & Tourism Excellence is awarded to a company or organization which demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the areas of hospitality and tourism. The organization goes above and beyond and provides extraordinary service and makes visitors and locals alike feel like there’s no better place to visit or live. The entire hospitality and tourism industry is eligible for nomination in this award.

Hospitality & Tourism Excellence 2020 Cbk Business Excellence Awards

The recipient of the 2020 Hospitality & Tourism Award is…Thank you to Ktunaxa Nation Economic & Investment sector for sponsoring this award. Hospitality & Tourism Excellence is awarded to a company or organization which demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the areas of hospitality and tourism. The organization goes above and beyond and provides extraordinary service and makes visitors and locals alike feel like there's no better place to visit or live. The entire hospitality and tourism industry is eligible for nomination in this award. Thank you to this year's event gold sponsor BDO.This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The recipient of the 2020 Non Profit Organization of the Year Award is…
Thank you to Columbia Basin Trust for sponsoring this award.
Non Profit Organization of the Year is awarded to an organization, in any NGO sector, that is a not for profit organization, society, or charity dedicated to making a difference within the sphere of their stated goals and objectives. The organization has an outstanding record of achievement and meets the highest ethical standards of the non-profit community. The organization shows a high level of care and concern for the community’s wellbeing.

Non Profit of the Year 2020 Cbk Business Excellence Awards

The recipient of the 2020 Non Profit Organization of the Year Award is…Thank you to Columbia Basin Trust for sponsoring this award. Non Profit Organization of the Year is awarded to an organization, in any NGO sector, that is a not for profit organization, society, or charity dedicated to making a difference within the sphere of their stated goals and objectives. The organization has an outstanding record of achievement and meets the highest ethical standards of the non-profit community. The organization shows a high level of care and concern for the community’s wellbeing.This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The award fro Professional Services Excellence goes to…
Thank you to B104 Total Country and 102.9 The Drive for sponsoring this award.
This award is awarded to a company or professional that provides services to individuals, groups or businesses. They adhere to the highest quality professional service and support for their customers. They demonstrate excellence and are a recognized leader in their professional service industry sector. Examples are those with professional accreditation in their field who provide direct services to their clients.

Professional Services Excellence 2020

The award fro Professional Services Excellence goes to…Thank you to B104 Total Country and 102.9 The Drive for sponsoring this awarded to a company or professional that provides services to individuals, groups or businesses. They adhere to the highest quality professional service and support for their customers. They demonstrate excellence and are a recognized leader in their professional service industry sector. Examples are those with professional accreditation in their field who provide direct services to their clients.This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The award for Business to Business Excellence goes to…
Thank you to IG Wealth Management for sponsoring this award.
This award recognizes excellence in the business to business service industry. The recipient business demonstrates a consistent adherence to the highest quality service and support for their clients. They have demonstrably optimized business processes to drive higher levels of operational performance, customer satisfaction, and loyalty.

The nominees are:

EK Freedom Business and Tax Centre

Reactive Welding

Kootenay Landscape

Desk And Chair

RM Office Solutions

Hryciuk Gallinger Chartered Professionals

Isosceles Business Systems Inc.

Kootenay Computer

Business to Business Excellence 2020

The award for Business to Business Excellence goes to…Thank you to IG Wealth Management for sponsoring this award. This award recognizes excellence in the business to business service industry. The recipient business demonstrates a consistent adherence to the highest quality service and support for their clients. They have demonstrably optimized business processes to drive higher levels of operational performance, customer satisfaction, and loyalty.This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The award for Retail Excellence goes to…
Thank you to Community Futures East Kootenay – CFEK for sponsoring this award.
Retail Excellence is awarded to a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the retail sector. The award recognizes success, innovation, and ethics in business practices. The recipient is a retail leader with a consistent record of accomplishment, innovative business processes, an astute business acumen, and overall success. The business shows evidence of success that is outstanding for their size.

Retail Excellence 2020

The award for Retail Excellence goes to…Thank you toCommunity Futures East Kootenay – CFEK for sponsoring this award. Retail Excellence is awarded to a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the retail sector. The award recognizes success, innovation, and ethics in business practices. The recipient is a retail leader with a consistent record of accomplishment, innovative business processes, an astute business acumen, and overall success. The business shows evidence of success that is outstanding for their size..This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The award for Inclusive Employer of the Year goes to…
Thank you to Kootenay Employment Services – Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie, Inveremere – Cranbrook Society for Community Living – REALM Cranbrook for sponsoring this award.
Inclusive Employer of the year is awarded to a business that is a practicing inclusive employer. From policies and procedures to diversity initiatives this business demonstrates a commitment to identifying and employing diverse individuals and engaging them in an inclusive workplace. An employer that looks beyond traditional recruitment and retention strategies in order to support the development of their staff.

Inclusive Employer of the Year 2020

The award for Inclusive Employer of the Year goes to…Thank you to Kootenay Employment Services – Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie, Inveremere Cranbrook Society for Community Living REALM Cranbrook for sponsoring this award. Inclusive Employer of the year is awarded to a business that is a practicing inclusive employer. From policies and procedures to diversity initiatives this business demonstrates a commitment to identifying and employing diverse individuals and engaging them in an inclusive workplace. An employer that looks beyond traditional recruitment and retention strategies in order to support the development of their staff. This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The award for Age Friendly Business of the Year goes to…
Thank you to Golden Life Management for sponsoring this award.
The Age Friendly Business Award will be presented to a business with dedicated commitment and business practices that best serve older adults in Cranbrook. Criteria includes accessibility, customer comfort, and communication.

Age Friendly Business of the Year 2020

The award for Age Friendly Business of the Year goes to…Thank you to Golden Life Management for sponsoring this award. The Age Friendly Business Award will be presented to a business with dedicated commitment and business practices that best serve older adults in Cranbrook. Criteria includes accessibility, customer comfort, and communication. This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The award for Customer Service Excellence goes to…
Thank you to New Dawn Developments Ltd. for sponsoring this award.
Good customer service is critical to the success of any business. This award is presented to a business that is dedicated to continually striving to exceed customer expectations. They have an ingrained culture through all levels of the organization built around customer experience. Open to businesses of any size serving as an inspiration in the realm of customer service.

Customer Service Excellence 2020

The award for Customer Service Excellence goes to…Thank you to New Dawn Developments Ltd. for sponsoring this award. Good customer service is critical to the success of any business. This award is presented to a business that is dedicated to continually striving to exceed customer expectations. They have an ingrained culture through all levels of the organization built around customer experience. Open to businesses of any size serving as an inspiration in the realm of customer service.This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The award for New Business of the Year goes to…
Thank you to Dunlop Truck Centres – Cranbrook for sponsoring this award.
New Business of the year is awarded to a business established in the last 3 years that is considered a rising leader in their sector. Has demonstrated outstanding sustainable business practices, is financially sustainable and potentially scalable. The business is being managed with a robust planning process and can materially differentiate itself from its competition.

New Business of the Year

The award for New Business of the Year goes to…Thank you to Dunlop Truck Centres – Cranbrook for sponsoring this award. New Business of the year is awarded to a business established in the last 3 years that is considered a rising leader in their sector. Has demonstrated outstanding sustainable business practices, is financially sustainable and potentially scalable. The business is being managed with a robust planning process and can materially differentiate itself from its competition. This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto#CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The award for Business of the Year 1-15 Employees goes to…
Thank you to The Bedroom Furniture Galleries for sponsoring this award.
Business of the Year 1-15 Employees is awarded to a business with 1-15 employees that has been established for more than three years. The well rounded recipient is regarded as an industry leader with a strong reputation for their business success. The business demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and performance in key measures of business. The nominee business shows a substantiated business history exhibiting sustainable growth over numerous business cycles.

Business of the Year 1-15 2020

The award for Business of the Year 1-15 Employees goes to…Thank you to The Bedroom Furniture Galleries for sponsoring this award. Business of the Year 1-15 Employees is awarded to a business with 1-15 employees that has been established for more than three years. The well rounded recipient is regarded as an industry leader with a strong reputation for their business success. The business demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and performance in key measures of business. The nominee business shows a substantiated business history exhibiting sustainable growth over numerous business cycles. This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto#CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 10, 2020

The award for Business of the Year 16+ Employees goes to…
Thank you to St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino for sponsoring this award.
Business of the Year 16+ Employees is awarded to a business with 16 plus employees that has been established for more than three years. The well-rounded recipient is regarded as an industry leader with a strong reputation for their business success. The nominee demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and performance in key measures of business. The business shows a substantiated business history exhibiting sustainable growth over numerous business cycles.

Business of the Year 16+ 2020

The award for Business of the Year 16+ Employees goes to…Thank you to St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino for sponsoring this award. Business of the Year 16+ Employees is awarded to a business with 16 plus employees that has been established for more than three years. The well-rounded recipient is regarded as an industry leader with a strong reputation for their business success. The nominee demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and performance in key measures of business. The business shows a substantiated business history exhibiting sustainable growth over numerous business cycles. This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 10, 2020

The award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year goes to…
Thank you to College of the Rockies Alumni Network for sponsoring this award.
Young Entrepreneur of the year is awarded to an outstanding entrepreneur age 40 and under that has distinguished themselves by building their own business or as part of the decision-making management team of an existing business. This award pays tribute to an outstanding young entrepreneur who has distinguished themselves not only by their success in business, but also by their creativity, innovative spirit, and community involvement.

The nominees are:

Grady Pasiechnyk – GO Cranberley/ Wine Works

Jenn Postlethwaite – M&M Food Market

Sjaane Beattie – Kootenay Life Cycle

Dustin Willoughby – Fisher Peak Renovations and Construction LTD

Jordan Nering – Artistic Media Productions

Candace Pickering – Kootenay Grounds Cafe & Bookstore

Dr. Katelyn Mudry – Naturopathic Medicine

Kelsey & Sarah Taylor- MJ’s Floral Boutique

Matt Ford – East Kootenay Regional Laundry/ JJ’s Laundry Service

Arielle Dyment – My Sober Compass

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2020

The award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year goes to…Thank you to College of the Rockies Alumni Network for sponsoring this award. Young Entrepreneur of the year is awarded to an outstanding entrepreneur age 40 and under that has distinguished themselves by building their own business or as part of the decision-making management team of an existing business. This award pays tribute to an outstanding young entrepreneur who has distinguished themselves not only by their success in business, but also by their creativity, innovative spirit, and community involvement.This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 10, 2020

The award for Business Person of the Year goes to…
Thank you to TD Canada Trust Branch and ATM for sponsoring this award.
Business Person of the Year is awarded to an individual displaying outstanding leadership and vision in the business community. Their business has been operating for at least five years and has succeeded through innovation, risk taking and a commitment to the community. The nominee serves as a positive role model and mentor for other business people.

The nominees are:

Ryan Doehle, Isosceles Business Systems Inc.

Joey Hoeschmann The Bedroom Furniture Galleries

Steve & Cara Campen Meraki Mechanical

John Facey High R Expectations

Frank Sandor Sandor Rental Equipment Ltd

Jim Szakacs Sun Valley Nissan

Ty Kreutzer & Justin Keeler Kootenay Canine Adventures

Business Person of the Year 2020

The award for Business Person of the Year goes to…Thank you to TD Canada Trust Branch and ATM for sponsoring this award.Business Person of the Year is awarded to an individual displaying outstanding leadership and vision in the business community. Their business has been operating for at least five years and has succeeded through innovation, risk taking and a commitment to the community. The nominee serves as a positive role model and mentor for other business people.This year's recipient will be honoured with an award portrait session hosted by Mturnerphoto. #CbkBusinessExcellence2020 #CbkBusiness

Posted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

This year’s recipients will be honoured with an award portrait session by Mturnerphoto.

Thank you to this year’s event gold sponsor BDO.

Submitted by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce


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