Kimberley Business Excellence Awards

Nominations now open; nominate your favourite business before Sept. 30

The Kimberley Chambers hosts the Business Excellence Awards each year.

The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Kimberley Business Excellence Awards are on again, with the gala set for October 22, 2016 at the Kimberley Conference Centre.

Voting is all online this year, and you can access the nomination forms now at The nominating period is underway and closes on September 30, so go online and put forward the business you think deserves recognition.

After the nominating period closes, you will have an opportunity to vote for businesses in several categories. They are:

Stan Salikin Community Booster Award

Presented to an individual, business, or organization that consistently contributes to the benefit of the Kimberley community through volunteerism, sponsorship, and community leadership. This award was renamed in memory of Stan Salikin this year.

Retail Business of the Year Award

Presented to a retailer who demonstrates innovation through merchandising, marketing, community leadership, and sales growth.

Professional Services Excellence Award

Presented to a business or individual in the professional services sector that has shown dedication, commitment to service and leadership in their field.

Business of the Year Award

Presented to a business that has demonstrated excellence in many areas: sales, growth, product, development, profitability, job creation, environmental enhancement, labour relations, safety and quality of service.

Youth Friendly Business Award

Presented to a business organization that through their day-to-day operations demonstrates that they value the youth of Kimberley both as employees and customers.

Creative Professional Excellence Award

Presented to a business or individual in a creative or artistic field that demonstrates both creative and professional excellence, consistently meeting and exceeding client expectations.

Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award

Presented to an individual or business, involved in the trades or construction industry that has distinguished themselves by consistently providing a high level of service and quality workmanship.

Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award

Presented to an individual or business that shown dedication to professionalism and has demonstrated commitment to consistency providing excellent food and excellent service.

Employee of the Year Award

Presented to an employee who is personable and respectful, strives for excellent customer service and is friendly and courteous to all customers and staff, as well as play a vital role in the business success.

Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award

Presented to a business that through their day-to-day operations, strive to protect and enhance our natural environment.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Presented to a newly created business within the past 3 years that has shown initiative, creativity, and a strong work ethic in building a successful new business venture.

Tourism Excellence Award

Presented to a business, organization, or person who have made a contribution to attracting and/or keeping visitors in Kimberley.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

(Less than 35 years of age) Qualifying Individual: Business Owner under the age of 35. Criteria: Individual who is an owner or part owner of a well-run company and has a personal reputation for honesty, integrity, and actively demonstrates their commitment to the community through involvement and leadership.

Home Business of the Year Award

Presented to a home-based businesses that has shown viability and growth in the Community.

Head to and put forward your nomination today. Don’t have an email or prefer not to vote online? Call the Chamber and place your vote by phone 250-427-3666.




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