• Business Excellence Awards

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    Friday 18th October 2019-SAVE THE DATE                              

    VERNON LODGE                                                                                                            

     

    Awards | Silent Auction | Balloon Burst | Door prizes

    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.

     

    NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED. Stay tuned for nomination announcements .

  • CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA 2019

    PRESENTED BY – VALLEY FIRST

    BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - BDC

    • Chosen by a panel of judges from all nominees
    • Must be a nominee in one of the 11 categories to be eligible

    PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD SPONSOR - TOTAL RESTORATION SERVICES

    • Chosen by public vote of all nominees
    • Must be a nominee in one of the 11 categories to be eligible
    • Voting begins September 1st

     

    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 - MNP LLP

    • Must have been in business for less than two years
    • Must have good growth potential
    • Must have taken a 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

     

     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

     

    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
    • Must have a minimum of 10 staff

     

    CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR - OKANAGAN SPRING BREWERY

    • 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

     

    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 its 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 its vision and mandate.

     

    COMMUNITY LEADER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR - WHITE HOUSE MORTGAGES

    • An outstanding individual in business
    • Significantly contributed to the betterment of the community has 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