• Annual Business Excellence Awards 2017

    Friday 10 March 2017                                        

    VERNON LODGE                                                                                                             Check out our Gala video!

    Birthdays, Balloons & Black Ties.      PURCHASE TICKETS

    Awards | Silent Auction | Balloon Burst | Door prizes | Money Tree

    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.


    2017 Business Excellence Awards - FINALISTS


    • Swan Lake Nurseryland & Garden Centre


    SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Community Futures

    • Sun Country Cycle - Small Business of the Year
    • Sunterra Custom Homes
    • ThermoTech Insulation


    NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Sadler Training

    • Allegria Homes Inc.
    • Farm Bound - New Business of the Year
    • Gentlemen's Shop & Shave Parlor


    EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Telus

    • Community Futures North Okanagan
    • Maven Lane - Employer of the Year
    • Predator Ridge Resort


    NEWS MAKER OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by The Morning Star

    • NONA Child Development Centre
    • Okanagan Studios
    • Restoration Lands Inc. - Newsmaker of the Year


    YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Nixon Wenger Lawyers LLP

    • Nick Moffat, Nicholas Alexander Landscaping - Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Cory Poggemeoller, Richwood Fencing Ltd.
    • Alysia & Ty Lor-Knill, Teassential


    NON-PROFIT EXCELLENCE AWARD - Sponsored by Lake City Casinos

    • JCI Vernon
    • Mental Illness Family Support Centre
    • Teens Count Too Society - Non Profit Excellence Award



    • OBC Automotive Ltd - Customer Service Excellence Award
    • Swan Lake Nurseryland & Garden Centre
    • Virtual Job Search Coach


    MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by City of Vernon

    • Helmut’s Sausage Kitchen - Manufacturer of the Year
    • The BX Press Cidery & Orchard
    • Wholesale Grafix


    GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Let’s Go Transportation

    • Element Eco-Design - Green Business of the Year
    • Olive Us - Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room
    • Parks Sustainable Design / Build


    TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Sponsored by YLW Kelowna International Airport

    • Durali Villa
    • Okanagan Military Tattoo
    • Predator Ridge Resort - Tourism Excellence Award



    • Brian Martin, SunFM - Community Leader of the Year
    • Heath Fletcher, Sproing Creative
    • Pat Loehndorf, Bannister Honda


    BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Kal Tire

    • Pat Loehndorf, Bannister Honda
    • Trevor & Lynella Henke, Vernon Teach and Learn
    • Roy Wood, ThermoTech Insulation - Business Person of the Year
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