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Posted: November 7, 2018

Fernie presents business, community awards

On Friday, October 26 at the Best Western Plus, we were joined by an exceptional group of Fernie businesses to celebrate their success with our annual Business Excellence Awards Social.

With 144 people representing 48 different companies and local not-for-profits, we gave out 13 awards that celebrated our town’s champions in business and community.

It was quite the celebration and dance party! If you where unable to make this sold out event keep your eyes and ears open as we make next year bigger and even better!

Congratulations to all Fernie’s Businesses for a successful 2018 year.

Citizen of the Year

Chuck Shoesmith

Volunteer of the Year

Rick Wiess

Spirit of Fernie

Wapiti Music Festival

Community Tourism Achievement

Fernie Wilderness Adventures

Outstanding Customer Service

Big Bang Bagels

New Business of the Year

Fernie Copperworks Inc.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Chopstick Truck

Team of the Year

Three Sisters Day Spa

Employer of the Year

Giv’er Shirt Works

Fernie Business of the Year

LWE Builders

People’s Choice Award

Denham GM

Chamber Legacy Award

Gerald Price at GPI Chartered Professional Accountants

Community Leadership Award

Fernie Brewing Company

Congratulations and we look forward to celebrating Fernie’s Business Success in 2019.

Special thank you to our volunteers: Lindsay Reynolds, Cindy Pearson, Martin Brock, Marina Pauw and Casey Brennan.

Want to sponsor or volunteer at the 2019 Business Excellence Social, contact Lindsay at the Chamber HERE.

Lead image: The award winners gathered for a photo. Photo submitted

Fernie Chamber of Commerce


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