Penticton Chamber announces business awards nominees

The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees list for the 2012 Business Excellence Awards.  These awards recognize businesses and persons in Penticton and area that have achieved excellence in the community through their own abilities, efforts and initiatives. Recipients of a Business Excellence Award are businesses or persons that display a significant and sustained commitment to positive business development, economic growth and diversity within the region.

Community Booster Award Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union

  • Dave Del Rizzo
  • PGCC Ladies and Men’s Clubs
  • South Okanagan Children’s Charity

Hospitality/Tourism Business Award Sponsored by Tourism Penticton Society

  • Ramada Group
  • Loco Landing Adventure Park
  • All She Wrote Consulting
  • Grape Escapes Wine Tours
  • Hoodoo Adventure Company
  • South Okanagan Events Centre

Service Excellence Award Sponsored by Pattison Sign Group

  • Plaza Cleaners
  • Expert Hearing Solutions
  • Nurse Next Door Home Healthcare Services
  • Kemp, Harvey, Kemp Inc.
  • Grape Escapes Wine Tours
  • Willow Community Midwives
  • Stewart Thomas Group - Trevor Nelson
  • Isshin Sushi Bar & Asian Dining
  • Okanagan Auctions
  • Shoppers HomeHealthCare

Industrial Business Award Sponsored by Greyback Construction Ltd.

  • Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.
  • Structurlam Products Ltd.
  • Britco LP
  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association-South Okanagan
  • Valley Comfort Systems Inc.
  • Slimline Manufacturing Ltd.

Retailer Excellence Award Sponsored by Penticton Western News

  • British Columbia Wine Information Centre
  • Shoe Biz
  • Shoppers HomeHealthCare
  • Grant King Men’s Wear
  • David’s Tea
  • Leggott’s Classic Guitars
  • Government Street Liquor Store & Wine Shoppe
  • Maple Leaf Spirits

New Business Award Sponsored by Valley First

  • Sirf Web Marketing Strategies
  • Saint-Germain Café Gallery
  • Grape Escapes Wine Tours
  • Farm Bag Fundraiser
  • Okanagan Auctions
  • The Terry Isaac Gallery

Young Citizen of the Year Sponsored by Downtown Penticton Association

  • Cheline Lacroix
  • The Penticton Vees

Young Entrepreneur Sponsored by JCI-Penticton & JobOptions-WCG

  • Max Picton
  • Jennifer Vincent

Business of the Year Sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada

  • White Kennedy Chartered Accountants
  • Grape Escapes Wine Tours
  • Global Spectrum Facility Management Canada
  • Valley First
  • Royal LePage – Locations West

Business Leader of the Year Sponsored by TD Canada Trust - Small Business Banking

  • Barb Haynes
  • Paul Crawford
  • David MacCoubrey
  • Jan Rustad

The winners from this list of nominees will be announced on Feb. 9 at the 2012 Business Excellence Awards Banquet held at The Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. Tickets are $70+HST until 5 p.m. Jan. 18 and $85+HST after that until ticket deadline 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and are available for purchase during regular chamber office hours by calling 250-492-4103 or visiting  the Wine Information Centre located at the corner of Eckhardt and Vees Drive (formerly Railway Street).

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