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Posted: October 24, 2016

Kimberley’s Business Excellence Awards winners

The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards Gala was held on October 22.

It was a sold-out event and the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is already planning the 2017 gala to be on October 21.

Thank you for all of those who came out to support of this event and celebrate our business community. And a special thank you to our sponsors below, as well as Kootenay Insurance Services and Columbia Basin Trust, said Chamber Manager Mike Guarnery.

This year’s award winners

Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada: Tamarack Dispensaries

kimberley-business-excellence-16-bears-eateryEnvironmental Stewardship of the Year – sponsored by Tyee Log & Timber: Root For Me

Food & Beverage Excellence of the Year – sponsored by BDO Canada: Bear’s Eatery

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by the College of the Rockies: Ella Marken – Crème Cheese Shop

Home Business of the Year – sponsored by Toni Lepore Accounting: Suite Apps

Excellence in Tourism of the Year – sponsored by Tourism Kimberley: Simply Kimberley


kimberley-business-excellence-16-melanie-kostiuk-jpgEmployee of the Year of the Year – sponsored by EK Employment: Melanie Kostiuk – Kimberley City Bakery

Business of the Year of the Year – sponsored by The Kimberley Daily Bulletin: Kimberley Centex

Retail Business of the Year of the Year – sponsored by Kimberley Alpine Resort: Talaria

Creative Professional of the Year – sponsored by Canadian Rockies International Airport: Big Magic Designs

Youth-Friendly Business of the Year – sponsored by B104 & 102.9 The Drive: Kootenay Dance Academy

Stan Salikin Community Booster Award – sponsored by the City of Kimberley: Kimberley Rotary Club

Tradesperson or Contractor of the Year – sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay: Vermette Roofing

Professional Services Award – sponsored by Kootenay Business Magazine -Koocanusa Publications: Sun Life Financial Services

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