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Winners of the Business Excellence Awards

Posted by: FernieChamber
Friday, November 2, 2018

And the winners are. . . .

On Friday October 26th  at the Best Western Plus, we where joined by an exceptional group of Fernie businesses to celebrate their success with our annual Business Excellence Awards Social.  With 144 people representing 48 different companies and local not for profits, we gave out 13 awards that celebrated our towns champions in business and community.  It was quite the celebration and dance party!  If you where unable to make this SOLD OUT event keep your eyes and ears open as we make next year bigger and even better! Congratulations to all Fernie’s Businesses for a successful 2018 year.  

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Tycoon Sponsors

Mogul Sponsors


Innovator Sponsors


Award Sponsors

City of Fernie, The Free Press, Telus PureFibre, Tourism Fernie, Columbia Basin Trust, Fernie Alpine Resort Community Fund, Community Futures East Kootenany, Ek Employment, College of the Rockies, Rockies Law Corp., Western Financial Group and Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge.

Seed & Development Sponsors

Claris Media, Island Lake Lodge, Three Sisters Day Spa, Rocky Mountain Chocolate and Green Petal


Special Thank You to our Volunteers:

Lindsay Reynolds, Cindy Pearson, Martin Brock, Marina Pauw and Casey Brennon


Congratulations to all the winners: 

Citizen of the Year

Chuck Shoesmith

Volunteer of the Year

Rick Wiess

Spirit of Fernie


Community Tourism Achievement

Fernie Wilderness Adventures

Outstanding Customer Service

Big Bang Bagels

New Business of the Year

Fernie Copperworks Inc.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Chopstick Truck

Team of the Year

Three Sisters Day Soa

Employer of the Year

Giv'er Shirt Works

Fernie Business of the Year

LWE Builders

People's Choice Award

Denham GM

Chamber Legacy Award

Gerald Price at GPI Chartered Professional Accountants

Community Leadership Award

Fernie Brewing Company


Congratulations and we look forward to celebrating Fernie's Business Success in 2019.

Want to sponsors or volunteer at the 2019 Business Excellence Social, contact Lindsay at the Chamber HERE


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