Business Excellence Award Winners 2019

Thirty six exemplary business. And 2023’s best of the best.

Here’s a closer look at the fine folks you picked for the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inclusive Employer – Wait’s News