The Chamber Business Excellence are becoming one of the premier events of the year. These awards recognize businesses and business leaders in Nelson and Area that have achieved excellence in the community through their efforts and initiatives.
The Business Excellence awards celebrate Business within the catchment area of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. The Business community is an integral part of our region and helps to make our area – a great place to live, learn and work! The event focuses on the strength and innovation within every entrepreneur to take an idea and use it as the foundation for building a business.
Voting for your favourite businesses or organizations opens up prior to the event each year.
- Each year, nominations are received for the business and individual awards through nominations from customers or from others in the business community recognizing business excellence.
- At arm’s length from the Chamber Board, judges then review nomination submissions, and determine the finalists based on criteria developed
- The finalists are then visited in-person by appointment at their place of business by the judges. Following the interviews, the judges get together to determine who the recipients of each award will be.
- The finalists are profiled during the Business Excellence Awards ceremony in March during the Chamber Annual General Meeting.
2019 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Business of the Year – Ainsworth Hot Springs
The business stands out among peers in the business community as a leading organization both in its approach to business and in service to the community. The businesses should demonstrate true business excellence in overall operations, including customer service, employee relations, marketing, innovation, innovation and community contribution. This well rounded recipient is regarded as an industry leader with a strong reputation for their business success.
Hospitality -Food and Beverage Business Excellence – Marzano
All hospitality food and beverage, restaurants, coffee shops within the NDCC catchment area are eligible. This business has consistently delivered a top quality product or service that has enhanced the food and beverage- hospitality sector in Nelson and area. Must have been in operation at least two years; with a focus on customer and exceptional customer service as well as corporate social responsibility and community supporter.
Retail Excellence Award – Cartolina
A Nelson and Area business that enhances the business mix with in our region. This retailer is considered proactive to market trends and recognizes success and innovation. Carries a variety of products, and is willing to stand behind those products. The business will have established a strong relationship with its customers and staff, and provides exceptional customer service. Detail is paid to aesthetics and atmosphere.
Professional Service Excellence Award – Edge Roofing
A Nelson and Area business that provides a professional service to its clients. The recipient demonstrates a consistent adherence to the highest quality service and support for their clients. Must have been in business at least two years, must demonstrate an exemplary level of professional service, must demonstrate a strong and consistent client base , including health and wellness practitioners, lawyers, doctors, dentists, realtors, business consultants, hair dressers etc.
Inclusive Employer – Wait’s News
Rising Star -Start up/New Business Entrepreneur Excellence – Backroads Brewing Company
A Nelson and Area business established in the past 3 years that is considered rising leader in their sector (manufacturing, retail, community service, health and wellness, home based etc).This business is innovative and resilient and enhances the business base in our region.
Manufacturing, Technology & Innovation Excellence – Voytech Computers
The Innovation Award will be presented to a Nelson and Area business to recognize development and growth through the creation of or use of technology, products, methods or service, demonstrated by:
Use of Manufacturing or technology to create a business that is original or unique; Creation of new or existing processes, products or services that enhance their business and/or customer experience.
Tourism Excellence – Whitewater Ski Resort
All tourism related businesses or organizations within the NDCC catchment areas are eligible. The business has consistently delivered a top quality product that has enhanced the tourism sector within Nelson and area. This business or organization could be a festival, community or regional amenity- attraction, community event that brings visitors to the region, publication or any other tourism related business or entity.
Non Profit / Community Service Organization Excellence – The Civic Theatre
Awarded to an organization, in any NGO sector, that is a not for profit organization, society, dedicated to making a difference within Nelson and area. The organization should have an outstanding record of achievement. The contributions shows a high level of care and concern for the community or regions well being.
2018 Nelson Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winners
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – Spearhead
Retail Excellence – Kootenay Co-op
Hospitality Tourism Excellence – Finley’s Bar & Grill
Professional Service Excellence – Timberland Consultants
Rising Star – Start Up/New Business – Kokanee Mountain Zipline
Technology & Innovation Excellence – Nelson Brewing
Tourism Excellence – Baldface
Non Profit/ Community Service Excellence – Nelson Cares Society
2017 Nelson Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winners
Business of the Year Savoy Hotel
Retail Excellence Georama Growers
Hospitality Tourism Excellence Adventure Hotel
Professional Service Excellence Community First Health Co-Op
2016 Nelson Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winners
Professional Service Excellence: DHC Communications
Retail Excellence: Cartolina
Hospitality Tourism Excellence: Retallack
Business of the Year: Hume Hotel & Spa
2015 Nelson Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winners
Business of the Year Save On Foods
Retail Excellence (Over 40 employees) Mainjet Motorsports
Retail Excellence (Under 40 employees) DeVito Shoes and Orthotics
Hospitality Tourism Excellence Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
Professional Service Excellence Mandala Homes
2014 Nelson Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winners
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – Pacific Insight
Retail Excellence (over 40 employees) – Nelson Home Building Centre
Retail Excellence (under 40 employees) – Gerick Cycle and Ski
Hospitality Tourism Excellence – Nelson Tramway Society
Professional Service Excellence – Lakeside Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic
2013 Nelson Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winners
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – Whitewater Ski Resort
Retail Excellence – Kootenai Moon
Hospitality Tourism Excellence – Hume Hotel & Spa
Professional Service Excellence – Mountain Waters Spa