Business excellence recognized

Greater Vernon gearing up to celebrate local business at awards gala March 16

From the home-based shop to major industry, Greater Vernon is gearing up to celebrate local business.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce annual Business Excellence Awards gala is March 16 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

All nominees, particularly the top three who are in the running for awards, are urged to attend, as well the remaining business community and customers.

“It’s the only event of its kind in Vernon where business gets to celebrate business,” said Ingrid Dilschneider, chamber president.

Out of more than 200 nominations received, the top three have been chosen in each of the 12 award categories.

All businesses nominated for an award are also considered for the Business of the Year.

Tickets are available at or at the chamber office before March 14.

Tickets are $75 each or there is a special table rate of $536.

The nominees are:

Small Business of the Year

Good Gracious Contemporary Gifts

Poohs and Beans

RTown Communications

New Business of the Year

Accent LED Lighting

Rockwell Audiologist

Ya Ya’s Play Centre

Professional Service Award

Excel Fitness

Precision Accounting

White House Mortgages

Community Supporter of the Year

Nixon Wenger LLP

VantageOne Credit Union

We Care Home Health Services

Employer of the Year

Kidston and Company

Nurse Next Door

VantageOne Credit Union

Sterling Service Award

Kal Tire

Okanagan Spirits

Planet Clean

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

NEUmovement Pilates and Physiotherapy

Richwood Fencing Ltd.


Marketer of the Year (under 10 employees)

Hayden Fitness

Kalvida Surf Shop

Mind Body and Sole Running and Fitness

Marketer of the Year (over 10 employees)

Nixon Wenger

Predator Ridge Result

VantageOne Credit Union

Sustainable Green Business of the Year

A&D Asphalt Solutions

Planet Clean

Protocol Technologies

Exporter of the Year

Aspenware Inc.

Creative Connectors

Kingfisher Boats



Vernon Morning Star