Chamber seeks Business Excellence nominations

The Chamber is accepting nominations for the Columbia Valley Business Excellence Awards.

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its upcoming annual Columbia Valley Business Excellence Awards.

This year is the 21st edition of the event, and it will likely be held at Radium Resort this time around.

“It’s one of our major celebration events of the year. It sold out last year and we are hoping it will sell out again this year,” said chamber executive director Pete Bourke. “We’ve got 12 great awards, for everything from small businesses to larger operators.”

Mr. Bourke added the chamber tweaks the awards every year “to keep up with current trends.”

The categories this year include Professional Services Excellence, Tourism/Adventure – Activity Excellence, Tourism/Hospitality Excellence, Food and Beverage Excellence, Retail Excellence, Trade Services Excellence, Community Impact Award, Innovation Excellence, Rising Star Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business of the Year (for operations with one to 15 employees), and Business of the Year (for operations with more than 15 employees).

Mr. Bourke said there are still sponsorship opportunities available to suit businesses of all sizes and budgets.

Nominations will be accepted up until Friday, September 27th. The awards gala will be Thursday, October 24th.

To nominate a business visit the Chamber’s website ( and click on the bright red ‘nominate now’ icon on the right side. Alternately people can nominate businesses by email or by dropping off a printed nomination.

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