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2015 Community & Business Excellence Awards

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 10:50

Mark your calendars, October 23rd is the annual
Fernie Community & Business Excellence Awards.

The Fernie Community & Business Excellence Awards recognize the best in industry and community.
Be part of this great evening through event sponsorship and showcase your business as a leader in the community supporting the great work being done in Fernie, BC. 
This year we are proud to have Derrick Emsley of tentree as our keynote speaker. Check out his pitch on Dragon's Den
Event will be held at the Fernie Golf & Country Club from 5:30 - 10pm, tickets are $70 and can be purchased at the Chamber.




Award Descriptions 

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Sponsored by the City of Fernie
Award recognizes an individual who lives or volunteers in the Community; who continually gives back to their community; who helps make Fernie a great place to live, and has demonstrated leadership abilities.  
Nominee must have resided in Fernie for at least 2 years.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by The Free Press
Award recognizes the accomplishments of a volunteers that contributes to the well-being of Fernie and is a steward of volunteerism in Fernie. 
Nominee must have volunteered in at least two (2) separate not-for-profit organizations and or events
SPIRIT OF FERNIE Sponsored by Best Western Fernie
Award recognizes the accomplishments of those organizations in the not-for-profit sector which contribute to the economic, social and/ or cultural well‐being of Fernie. The organization must have an established reputation for delivering a high level of programs and/ or services as well as a track record of efficient and effective management.
Nominee must be a not-for-profit organization.
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay
Award recognizes an individual from business or organization that has demonstrated good business standards and ethics, demonstrated innovation and leadership, and community involvement.
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sponsorship by Majic, Purdy Law Corporation
Award recognizes a new business that has made a noticeable impression on the Fernie business community, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship.
Nominee must have started operations within the past two years. 
OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE Sponsored by Fernie Alpine Resort
Award recognizes customer service excellence by a business that gives the customer an experience; a business that has demonstrated a strong dedication to customer satisfaction, customer service or development of an outstanding product.
Award recognizes a business, organization, or individual(s) that has notably contributed to the success of Fernie’s tourism industry within areas of marketing, industry development/growth, product development, market development/growth, innovation, entrepreneurship or strategic business growth.
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD Sponsored by EK Employment/Work BC
Award celebrates an outstanding employee at a local Fernie business. A person that has demonstrated outstanding dedication to their job, professional achievement, leadership, pride, and overall excellence in their position
Nominee is an individual from business or organization.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD NEW - Sponsored by College of the Rockies
Award celebrates an employer that demonstrates exceptional commitment to its employees through job creation, training and support, recognition and rewards, employee health and wellness and professional development..
Award recognizes a business that has demonstrated good corporate citizenship, good business standards and ethics, and community contributions.
CHAMBER BUSINESS EXCELLENCE Sponsored by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce
Award recognizes a Fernie Chamber Member that excels in their sector and has demonstrated continuing business excellence through positive growth, superior customer service and strong commitment to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.  
Nominee must be a Chamber of Commerce member in good standing. 
Award recognizes a business or business person whose efforts have accomplished extraordinary things that have benefited Fernie and area in unique and meaningful ways. A business that is an inspiration and role model for the community. (Can be awarded posthumously)
Nominee must have been in business for over ten years and a Fernie Chamber of Commerce member.
PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD NEW - Sponsored by Park Place Lodge
All nominees are eligible for the Peoples' Choice Award. A public voting will take place.
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD NEW - Sponsored by Finning Canada
Award recognizes a business or business person that deserves special recognition for their impact on enhancing the community through exceptional leadership in business practices, building or changing, championing of a project, fundraising endeavors, social change, or community undertaking.
Nominee must be a Chamber of Commerce member in good standing.

Sponsorship Opportunities

GOLD SPONSOR: $1000, 1 remaining available
Dinner sponsor
Recognition as sponsor of one of the above including individual signage
Two dinner tickets
Company recognition on sponsor signs at the event
Company recognition 
Company recognition in all thank-you and winner advertisements
SILVER AWARD SPONSOR: $500, 1 remaining available
Choice of sponsoring one of the 14 awards to be handed out
Company name engraved on the award trophy
Two dinner tickets 
Opportunity to present the award to the recipient
Company recognition included on event advertising
Company recognition in the thank-you and award winner advertisements
BRONZE AWARD: $300, 2 remaining available
Two dinner ticket
Company recognition on sponsor signs at the event
Company recognition to appear in thank-you advertisement 
To become a sponsor or for more information, please contact the Chamber:

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