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Nominations soar for business awards

August 8, 2016 2:01 P.M.
Chamber president Ryan Scorgie calls for nominations for Business Excellence Awards.

Nominees for the 30th annual Business Excellence Awards were released Monday, Aug. 8, by Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and awards sponsor TD Bank Group.

A total of 509 nominations were received, nominating 368 Kamloops businesses in 16 award categories.

“This year’s awards criteria were much more stringent and, as a result, we expected to see fewer nominations,” said Ryan Scorgie, chamber president. “To our surprise, 166 more businesses were nominated this year over last year.”

The awards program culminates with a gala ceremony which celebrates the Kamloops business community and highlights 17-18 award winners in total. Besides the 16 categories listed below, the chamber board also annually awards the Business of the Year and the board’s President has the option to present a President’s Award to an outstanding individual in the community.

The timeline leading up to the gala event:

  • August – An independent selection committee, comprised of three business leaders for each of the sixteen award categories, scores each nominee.
  • Early September – KPMG tabulates the scores and informs the selection committee of the top three finalists in their award category.
  • Sept. 8 – Finalists are revealed at a chamber function hosted by Kamloops Ford Lincoln.
  • Sept. 8 – Gala tickets go on sale to the public.
  • September – Selection committee interviews all finalists to determine award recipients.
  • Oct. 22 – Business Excellence Awards Gala at the Coast Kamloops Conference Centre.

The 30th annual Business Excellence Awards are brought to the community by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD Bank Group.

“We highly value TD’s partnership in this program, which demonstrates their dedication to our business community,” Scorgie said.

2016 Business Excellence Award Nominees

Excel Personnel | Business Person of the Year

Aglow Bridal Lounge - Denise Strebchuk

All By Design - Danielle Fauteux

Bear Country - Gavin Leonard

Beautiful U Medical Spa - Sheryl Corrigal-Snider

Brandy Maddison Event Planning & Design - Brandy Maddison

Brenda Colman and Associates - Brenda Colman

Broad Spectrum Pest Solutions Ltd. – Tom Broad

Changes Hair Studio - Alana Krenz

First Comes Love Gowns and Events - Candace Reid

Fountain Tire Commercial - Doug Cook

Four Star Communications Inc – Dawn Petrie

Inspire Chiropractic & Wellness - Dr. Rob Conroy

Inspire Esthetics Studio - Lucy Spalding

iTel Networks Inc - Dan Rink

K&C's Construction and Renovations Ltd – Gavin Rasmussen

Kamloops Ford Lincoln - Steve Davidson

Kamloops Insurance - Michael Forbes

Kelson Group Property Management - Jason Fawcett

LNB Construction Inc - Dennis Wilson

Mostly Mental Shuttles - Dylan Methot

Munden Ventures Ltd  - Greg Munden

Nature's Face and Body - Carolynne McKenzie

Net Shift Media - Jarrod Goddard

Noran Printing Ltd - Ryan Holowaychuk

Overland Press Ltd - George Campbell

Rainbow's Roost - Sheila MacKenzie

Rocky's Tattoo Parlor - Rocky McAfee

RTOWN - Cristina Ostapovitch

Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy – Linda Cline

Sun Life Financial – Steve Passmore

Sun Ridge Equipment Ltd - Carrie Leonard 

Surplus Furniture – Patrick Beaulieu

Sweet Spot Cupcakes - Natalie Fournier

Tenisci Piva - Mario Piva

The Yoga Loft - Marcia Wilson

TLC For Pets – Denis Lessard

Trish Morelli Marketing Solutions – Trish Morelli

Tyler Meade Photography - Tyler Meade

Volkswagen of Kamloops - Terry Lowe

WestJet Airlines - Robin Clark

 

TRU School of Business and Economics |Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Aglow Bridal Lounge - Brittany Strebchuk

All By Design - Danielle Fauteux

Brandy Maddison Event Planning & Design – Brandy Maddison

Bulman Designs - Sean Bulman

Common Sound - Jesse Faubert

Dhaliwal Green Acres Farm - Jimmy Dhaliwal

 

 

 

D-JUNK Enterprises Co. Ltd - Dallen Southwell

Ebata Eye Care Optometry – Dr. Russell Ebata

Enhanced Reflection Medi Spa - Karen Hungar

F3FIT - Robert Petrie

First Comes Love Gowns & Events – Candace Reid

Grassbusters Lawn and Yard Care - Mike Marshall

Joy Factory Films Inc - Nathan Froese

Kamloops Heating and Air Conditioning – 

Gary Bridal-Fisher

Laine Dagneau Hairstylist and Makeup Artist –

Laine Dagneau

Spruce Goose Chop n Block - Brody White

Sun Peaks Independent News - Brandi Schier

The Humble Bee - Keira Allen

 

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre | Employer of the Year

Aglow Bridal Lounge

All By Design

Beautiful U Medical Spa

Berwick on the Park

Broad Spectrum Pest Solutions Ltd.

Changes Hair Studio

Coast Sundance Lodge

First Comes Love Gowns and Events

Four Star Communications Inc

iTel Networks Inc

Kamloops Ford Lincoln

Lightship Works Inc

Noran Printing

Rainbow's Roost

Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy 

Thompson Valley Restoration DKI

Volkswagen of Kamloops

WestJet Airlines

 

KGHM International – Ajax Project | Small Business of the Year 

Adroit Technologies

Aglow Bridal Lounge

All Aboard Games

All By Design

Beautiful U Medical Spa

Bolacco's

Boomers Auto

Brandy Maddison Event Planning & Design

Brazilian Dog Guru Facility

Broad Spectrum Pest Solutions Ltd.

Common Sound

D-JUNK Enterprises Co. LTD 

Enhanced Reflection Medi Spa

Erwin's Fine Baking & Delicatessen

F3Fit

Farros 

First Comes Love Gowns and Events

Focus Roofing

Fountain Tire Commercial

Four Star Communications Inc

Frankly Coffee and Bistro

Fraser Family Chiropractic

Gateway Repairs Truck & Trailer Ltd

Grassbusters Lawn and Yard Care

Hilltop Barbershop

IMAGINE Laserworks

Insight Natural Healing

Inspire Chiropractic & Wellness 

Inspire Esthetics Studio

Joy Factory Films Inc

KamCity Mechanical 

Kamloops Dance Academy

Kamloops Heating and Air Conditioning

Kamloops Insurance 

Kent Wong Photography

Lizzie Bits Baby Co

Looks by Laine

McCaskill Mechanical Plumbing 

Mostly Mental Shuttles

Mt. Paul Golf Course 

Nature's Face and Body

Noran Printing Ltd

Presidium Network Operations Consultants

Rainbow's Roost

Red Collar Brewing 

Rhinotec Computer Services

Rocky's Tattoo Parlor

RTOWN

Scoopz Ice Cream

Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy 

Spruce Goose Chop n Block

Stewart Mortgage Corp

Surplus Furniture

Sweet Spot Cupcakes

The Art of Possibility Therapeutic Recreation Services

The Great Canadian Dog Academy

The Humble Bee

The Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic

The Yoga Loft

Thrive Business Strategies

Treetop Flyers

Tyler Meade Photography

Visual Expressionz

Volkswagen of Kamloops

We Love Dogs

Wirdart

ZERO Tolerance DD's Services Ltd

 

United Way | Not-For-Profit of the Year 

Afternoon Auxiliary to the Royal Inland Hospital

Big Little Science Center

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Home Builders' Association - Central Interior

Family Tree Family Centre

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops ReStore

Interior Community Services

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

John Howard Society of the Thompson Region

Kamloops 4x4 Club

Kamloops Innovation 

Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music

Kamloops Performance Cycling Centre

Kamloops Sports Council

Kamloops Symphony Society

New Life Community Kamloops

St. Johns Ambulance

The Kamloops & District Society for People in Motion

 

CN | Project of the Year

All By Design

Cascades Casino Kamloops

Centrepoint Kamloops

City of Kamloops 

Fresh is Best Salsa & Company

Horizon North

iTel Networks Inc

K&C's Construction and Renovations Ltd

Kamloops Innovation 

Kamloops Wineries Association

Lightship Works Inc


City of Kamloops | Community Service Award

Erwin's Fine Baking & Delicatessen

First Comes Love Gowns and Events

K&C's Construction and Renovations Ltd

Kamloops Ford Lincoln

Kamloops Funeral Home 

Kamloops Insurance 

Kelson Group Property Management

Kent Wong Photography

Morelli Chertkow 

Mostly Mental Shuttles

Noran Printing Ltd

Rainbow's Roost

Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy 

The Yoga Loft

Tyler Meade Photography

Volkswagen of Kamloops

 

Rocky Mountaineer | Environmental Stewardship Award 

Afternoon Auxiliary to the Royal Inland Hospital

Big Little Science Center

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops ReStore

Lafarge Canada Inc

Nature's Face and Body

New Gold Inc - New Afton Mine

Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy 

Treetop Flyers

 

BDC Business Development Bank | Manufacturer Award 

Century Glass (85) Ltd

Domtar

Fresh is Best Salsa & Company

Horizon North

Kamloops Precision Machining Ltd

Lafarge Canada Inc

Southstar Equipment

Trout Creek Enterprises

 

Venture Kamloops | Resource Industry Award 

Dhaliwal Green Acres Farm

Domtar

Lightship Works Inc

Southstar Equipment

Sun Ridge Equipment Ltd

Trout Creek Enterprises

 

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. | Retailer Award 1-10 Staff

Aglow Bridal Lounge

All Aboard Games

Andre's Electronic Experts

Bolacco's

Cap-it Kamloops

Common Sound 

Family Glass Ltd

First Comes Love Gowns and Events

Flaman Fitness

Gord's Appliance + Mattress Centre

Harpers Trail Estate Winery

Lizzie Bits Baby Co

McAllister & Howard 

Scoopz Ice Cream

Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy 

Surplus Furniture

Sweet Spot Cupcakes

The Yoga Loft

Urban Barn

 

Aberdeen Mall | Retailer Award 11+ Staff

Fresh is Best Salsa & Company

London Drugs

Lyons Landscaping Ltd

Marks

Mt. Paul Golf Course 

Ra Hair Studio & Spa

South & North Shore Integra Tire and Auto Centre

 

Berwick on the Park | Service Provider Award 1-10 Staff

ABK Restoration Service Kamloops

Aglow Bridal Lounge

Alpine Property Services

Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 

Beautiful U Medical Spa

BigHorn Security Inc

Birch Springs Ranch

Body Rox

Brandy Maddison Event Planning & Design

Broad Spectrum Pest Solutions Ltd

Bruker Marina & Motor Sports Rentals 

Cliffside Climbing Gym

Common Sound

Cypress Insurance Brokers

Excel Personnel Inc

First Comes Love Gowns and Events

Hanford Electric Ltd

Inspire Chiropractic & Wellness 

Kamloops Funeral Home 

Kent Wong Photography

Looks by Laine

Malcolm Homes

McCaskill mechanical plumbing 

Mostly Mental Shuttles

North River Electric

Nourishing Gourmet

PLJ Plumbing

Rainbow's Roost

Rhinotec Computer Services

Sakred Skin & Studio

Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy 

Southgate Radiator and Auto Service

Summit Gourmet Meats

Surplus Furniture

Tenisci Piva

The Humble Bee

The Yoga Loft

TLC For Pets

United Floors

WestJet Airlines

Wild Sage Events

ZERO Tolerance DD's Services Ltd

 

Kamloops Lincoln | Service Provider Award 11+ Staff

 

 

Changes Hair Studio

Coast Sundance Lodge

Four Star Communications Inc

Hotel 540

Oscolates

Outside the Box

Royal LePage Kamloops Realty

RTOWN

South & North Shore Integra Tire and Auto Centre

Thompson Valley Restoration DKI

 

BCLC | Technology Innovator Award

Hummingbird Drones

iTel Networks Inc

Lightship Works Inc

Presidium Network Operations Consultants

RTOWN

Streamline Transportation Technologies Inc

Trout Creek Enterprises

Truvian Labs

 

TRU Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts & Tourism & Tourism Sun Peaks | Tourism and Hospitality Award 

Bolacco's

Coast Sundance Lodge

DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops

Hotel 540

Mt. Paul Golf Course 

Powder Hounds 

Rainbow's Roost

Red Collar Brewing 

Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy 

TasteFull Excursions Inc

The Plaza Hotel

Top of the Mountain Accommodations & Management Ltd 

Treetop Flyers Zipline

WestJet Airlines

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