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    Friday 9 March 2018                                    

    VERNON LODGE                                                                                                            

    Join us in the Winner's Circle    SOLD OUT

    Awards | Silent Auction | Balloon Burst | Door prizes | Winner's Purse

    Join us as we honour the best of the best in our community! This event has assigned seating and we will gladly GUARANTEE your specific seating arrangements as part of a table purchase.  Other promotional benefits also apply to table purchasers. All other seating will be assigned as available.

                                                                                                                     

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    FULL LIST OF NOMINEES - FINALISTS IN BOLD

     

    BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – BDC

    WINNER: BX PRESS CIDERY

     

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    PEOPLE'S CHOICE SPONSOR - TOTAL RESTORATION SERVICES

    WINNER: NORTH OKANAGAN VALLEY GLEANERS

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    SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – COMMUNITY FUTURES

    WINNER: ONE STEP FOOT CARE

    30 minute Hit

    A Twist of Yarn

    Birch Hill Studio

    C.Daisy birth and lifestyle photography

    Charlene Silvester Notary Public

    Expressions of Time

    Farm Bound

    Image studios

    One Step Foot Care

    Legacy Photography and Framing

    Nicholas Alexander Landscaping

    Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine

    Soul Studio

    Spruce Salon

    SUNTERRA CUSTOM HOMES

    Teeter Totter Toys

    The Crate Escape Dog Adventures

    The Ruff Life Professional Dog Training

    Unique Garden Art and Gifts.

    Bra Heaven

    White House Mortgages

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    NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - THE HERBAL HEALTH CENTRE

    WINNER: COBBLER'S RACK SHOES & REPAIRS

    9Round Fitness

    Artisan Roofing

    Active Body Nutrition

    Cobbler's Rack Shoes & Repairs

    Full Circle Memory Beads

    Nicholas Alexander Home & Garden

    Nicholas Jacob, Barrister & Solicitor

    Paw Street Market Vernon

    Pink Spotted Goat

    Power Trips

    The Beauty Bar

    Rose City Wellness

    Okanagan Float

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    YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – NIXON WENGER LAWYERS LLP

    WINNER: LINDA HENG - THE BEAUTY BAR

    Chris Hendry - Artisan Roofing

    David Scarlatescu - The Sprouted Fig

    Linda Heng - The Beauty Bar

    Nick Moffat - Nicholas Alexander Landscaping

    Katie Matheson - Spruce Salon

    Nicholas Jacob, Barrister & Solicitor

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    SOLOPRENEUR OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - OKANAGAN SPRING BREWERY

    WINNER: SHE DEVIL DELIGHTS

    She Devil Delights

    Justin Jackson - MegaMaker

    Nicholas Jacob, Barrister & Solicitor

    Voila Spa

    Red Bird Acupuncture

    Strategic Video For Business

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    EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - TELUS

    WINNER: CAUFIELDS ENGRAVING

    BMO Bank of Montreal

    Caufields Engraving

    Total Restoration Services

    KingFisher Boats

    Maven Lane

    Nor-Val Rentals

    Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd.

    The Crate Escape Dog Adventures

    Wayside

    Nixon Wenger LLP

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR - RELLISH TRANSPORT SERVICES

    WINNER: THE CRATE ESCAPE DOG ADVENTURES

    30 minute Hit

    Big Sun Beachwear & Tanning

    Bluebird Sport and Spine

    One Step Foot Care

    KingFisher Boats

    Pacific Coastcom- TELUS

    Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine

    Soul Studio

    Swan Lake Motors

    Fox and Sons Plumbing & Heating

    The Crate Escape Dog Adventures

    Valerie Van Bodegom

    White House Morgtages

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    GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR– LET’S GO TRANSPORTATION

    WINNER: ROOST SOLAR

    Power Trips

    The Gleaners used furniture store

    Roost Solar

    Sage Environmental Consulting

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    MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – CITY OF VERNON

    WINNER: BX PRESS CIDERY

    Okanagan Spirits: Craft Distillery

    Pickleball Depot

    Darford Industries-CanAm Pet Treats

    Skevik Skis

    Alpine Spa Covers

    BX Press Cidery

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    NON-PROFIT EXCELLENCE AWARD SPONSOR – LAKE CITY CASINO VERNON

    WINNER: BOLLYWOOD BANG - GNSS

    Family Resource Center

    Funtastic Sports Society

    Junior Chamber International Vernon

    O’Keefe Ranch & Historic Society

    Maven Lane

    North Okanagan Valley Gleaners

    Okanagan Military Tattoo Society

    Zimbabwe Project

    Vernon Winter Carnival

    Bollywood Bang - GNSS

    Allan Brooks Nature Centre

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    COMMUNITY LEADER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - MQN ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

    WINNER: LISA ANDERSON - UPPER ROOM MISSION

    Kristi Bieber - 30 minute Hit

    Jason Keis - Armstrong Regional Co-op

    Lisa Anderson - Upper Room Mission

    David MacBain -North Okanagan Valley Gleaners

    Teresa Durning Harker - Durning Directions

    Vanessa Robert- The crate escape

    Cindy Masters - Kindale Developmental Association

    Rob Ellis - Rellish Transport Services

    Terry Moorhouse - Okanagan Restoration Services

    On Ouch - The Rice Box

    Ryan Doherty - Lake City Casino

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    BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – KAL TIRE

    WINNER: BYRON BOLTON - KING FISHER BOATS

    Nick Moffat - Nicholas Alexander Landscaping

    Byron Bolton - King Fisher Boats

    Trevor & Lynella - Vernon Teach and Learn

    Matt Davidson - Sage Environmental Consulting

    Ted Fox - Fox and Sons Plumbing & Heating

    Conan Ackert - Total Restoration Services

    Deb White - white House Mortgages

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    TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD SPONSOR – YLW KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    WINNER: SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

    Historic O'Keefe Ranch

    Okanagan International Military Tattoo

    Power Trips

    Silver Star Mountain Resort

    Durning Directions & Service Ltd

    Davidson Orchards

    Okanagan Spirits: Craft Distillery

    Marten Brewing Co.

    Sparkling Hill Resort

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    INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR – SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

    WINNER: PICKLEBALL DEPOT

    Justin Jackson - MegaMaker

    Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy

    Pickleball Depot

    Restoration Lands

    Roost Solar

    Sproing Creative

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  • CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA 2018

    PRESENTED BY – VALLEY FIRST

    BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - BDC

    PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD SPONSOR - TOTAL RESTORATION

    • Chosen by public vote of all nominees
    • Must be a nominee in one of the 13 categories to be eligable
    • Voting begins January 31st

     

    SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – COMMUNITY FUTURES

    • Must employ from one to 10 employees
    • Must demonstrate a passion for their business
    • Must be in business for longer than two years
    • Must demonstrate high quality products or services
    • Must demonstrate excellent customer service

     

    NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - THE HERBAL HEALTH CENTRE

    • Must have been in business for less than two years
    • Must have good growth potential
    • Must have taken significant financial risk to develop the business
    • Must demonstrate high quality products or services
    • Must demonstrate excellent customer service

     

    YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – NIXON WENGER LAWYERS LLP

    • Must have owners below 35 years of age
    • Must demonstrate good growth potential
    • Must have taken significant risk to start the business

     

    (NEW) INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR – SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

    • Recognizes the successful introduction of an idea, process or initiative that has been proven to make a genuine difference or positive impact on an organization or the community
    • Must be in business for at least 2 years
    • Not for Profits are eligible

     

    (NEW) SOLOPRENEUR OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - OKANAGAN SPRING BREWERY

    • Sole proprietor or corporation with no employees or contractors that offer similar services
    • Must be in business for longer than 2 years
    • Provides a high quality and unique product or service that is their own
    • Recognizes individuals who are working on their own as a consultant, coach or professional in various industries

     

    EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - TELUS

    • Must be nominated by an employee or group of employees
    • Must demonstrate a fair wage and benefits policy
    • Must promote family and workplace balance
    • Must demonstrate open consistent communications with staff
    • Must be in business for longer than two years

     

    CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR - RELLISH TRANSPORT SERVICES

    • Must demonstrate a consistently outstanding level of customer service, product support and after sales service
    • Goes above and beyond to meet customer needs
    • Must be in business for longer than two years

     

    GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR– LET’S GO TRANSPORTATION

    • Incorporate principles of sustainability into each of its business decisions,
    • Supply environmentally friendly products or services that replaces demand for non-green products and/or services,
    • More green than traditional competition,
    • Made a lasting commitment to environmental principles in its business operations, and
    • Meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.

     

    MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – CITY OF VERNON

    • Must demonstrate a successful ability to manufacture a high quality product
    • Must show innovation through the manufacturing process
    • Must be in business for longer than two years

     

    NON-PROFIT EXCELLENCE AWARD SPONSOR – LAKE CITY CASINOS

    • This award is presented to the organization that exemplifies excellence and innovation in their programs, projects, and partnerships.
    • Their commitment to growth and expanded programs, as well as service, community involvement, sustainable practices and/or job creation/development.
    • Demonstrates a dedicated focus on achieving their vision and mandate.

     

    COMMUNITY LEADER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - MQN ARCHITECTS

    • Outstanding individual in business
    • Significantly contributed to the betterment of the community having a direct positive impact on residents of Greater Vernon
    • Participation or contributions to community groups
    • Demonstrates leadership and inspires others to improve the services or quality of life for others in the community

     

    BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR SPONSOR – KAL TIRE

    • Individual who must be in business more than 5 years
    • Requires a history of business success, excellence and innovation
    • Must demonstrate commitment and passion for their business
    • Considered a leader in the business community

     

    TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD SPONSOR – YLW Kelowna International Airport

    • Provides and/ or promotes an outstanding visitor experience
    • Actively encourages the growth of Greater Vernon as a destination
    • Increases the visibility of the Greater Vernon area

     

    BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - BDC

    • Must have demonstrated a high level of success through:
      • Customer service
      • Growth and profitability
      • Sales and marketing
      • Strategic and tactical planning
      • Employee satisfaction
      • Community Supporter