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Posted: October 7, 2016

Community and Business Excellence finalists named

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the finalists for the 2016 Community and Business Excellence Awards sponsored by CanAus Coal Limited.

fcc-awards-2015-040There were 221 nominations representing 91 unique entries. Those entries have been judged by a volunteer panel of business people from Golden to Toronto. “This has been a fun process, as the judges send me their rankings they are all commenting on the exciting businesses and the great community investment being made by local enterprises,” said Patty Vadnais, Executive Director of Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

And the finalists are:

Spirit of Fernie, sponsored by Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge

  Fernie Heritage Library

  Outdoor Connections

  Stag Leap

Community Tourism Achievement, sponsored by Tourism Fernie

  Fernie Brewing Co.

  Fernie RV Resort

  Mountain High Adventures

Outstanding Customer Service, sponsored by Rockies Law Corporation

  Crumbs Cakery and Café

  Fernie Super 8

  Three Sisters Day Spa

New Business of the Year, sponsored by Majic, Purdy Law

  Coal Town Goods

  Kettle Black Bartending

  Lilac Media

Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay

  Essential Yoga Studio – Francesca ter Poorten

  Lance Edwards

  Marsha Churchill

Team of the Year, sponsored by EK Employment

  Build Train

  Fernie Alpine Resort – Adventure Centre at the RV Park

  Mow and Snow – Landscape

Employer of the Year, sponsored by College of the Rockies

  Ann’s Your Independent Grocer

  Fernie Super 8

  Mow and Snow

Fernie Business of the Year, sponsored by CanAus

  Isosceles Business Systems

  Mine Films

  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Chamber Business Excellence, sponsored by Fernie Chamber of Commerce

  Capasiti Consulting

  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

  Spa 901

Community Leadership Award, sponsored by Finning Canada

  Fernie Brewing Co.

  Home Hardware

  Spa 901

Don’t see your favourite on the finalist list? There is still a chance to get them an award. The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Healing Hollow – has online voting until October 11. Vote HERE.

Images of the 2015 gala provided by Fernie Chamber of Commerce
Images of the 2015 gala provided by Fernie Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to the many businesses that were nominated and that have been selected as finalists.

“This finalist list is really a small sample of the amazing and diverse businesses we have in Fernie,” stated Sheila Byers, Chamber Board President. “Good luck to all the finalists and we look forward to celebrating with you at the VIP Reception and Awards Gala.”

The VIP Reception for all finalists is on October 13, 7-9 p.m. at the Park Place Lodge, sponsored by Teck and Imagine Kootenay. This reception is a chance for the finalists to come together and celebrate before the Awards Gala.

The Awards Gala will be held October 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Guests will hear from Kelsey Ramsden, female entrepreneur of the year 2013 and 2014. She will share insight on risk, opportunity and being a disruptor. Ramsden has founded residential construction companies and SparkPlay.

Tickets for the Awards Gala are available by calling the chamber or online at . We invite you to join us for this great evening celebrating the best in Fernie

Fernie Chamber of Commerce

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