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Business Excellence Awards Handed Out in Kelowna


Photo Credit: Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

The recipients of the 2014 Business Excellence Awards have been announced as 25 finalists were honoured in Kelowna.

The awards were given out at the Coast Capri Hotel in an event hosted by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. Mike Jacobs, President of Emil Anderson Construction was honoured as the 2014 Business Leader of the Year.

"We salute those who have recognized a business opportunity, seized it and prospered," says Curtis Darmohray, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce President. "The accomplishments and dedication of all the finalists honoured last evening are impressive, and their stories inspire us all. We are proud of the contributions these exceptional business leaders have made in our community."

Photo Credit: Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

The 2014 winners and finalists are as follows:

RISING STAR AWARD Sponsored by: FortisBC
Recipient: Mission Creek Orthodontics
Finalist: Wink i Wear Inc.

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD Sponsored by: Urban Systems Ltd.
Recipient: Kelowna General Hospital Foundation
Finalist: The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD Sponsored by: UBC Okanagan
Recipient: Guiseppe Simpatico, GoodSir Creative Inc.
Finalists:
-Dr. Derek Pollard, Mission Creek Orthodontics
-David Veldhoen, Shorestone Homes Ltd.

ECO-STAR INNOVATION AWARD Sponsored by: Interior Savings Credit Union
Recipient: GreenStep Solutions Inc.
Finalist: Okanagan Car Share Co-op

DISTINCTION IN HOSPITALITY & TOURISM AWARD Sponsored by: Tourism Kelowna
Recipient: Wells Gray Tours Ltd.
Finalists:
-Okanagan Wine Country Tours
-WildPlay Element Parks

MARKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD Sponsored by: Pushor Mitchell LLP
Recipient: Get in the Loop
Finalists:
-Juice FM, Vista Radio
-Twin Creek Media Inc.

SMALL BUSINESS AWARD (1-10 employees) Sponsored by: Prospera Credit Union
Recipient: Interior Portable Rentals
Finalists:
-Cellar-Tek Supplies Ltd.
-Lyman Lures Manufacturing Ltd.

MID-SIZE BUSINESS AWARD (11-30 employees) Sponsored by: BDO Canada LLP
Recipient: Border Plumbing, Heating and Air
Finalists:
-AAA Internet Publishing Inc. (DBA WTFast)
-Building Blocks Educational Daycare

LARGE BUSINESS AWARD (31+ employees) Sponsored by: Grant Thornton LLP
Recipient: Waterplay Solutions Corp.
Finalists:
-Boyd Autobody & Glass
-Northside Industries
-SW Audio + Visual





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