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2016 Business Excellence Award Winners

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:16

On Friday, October 21, 150 plus filled the ballroom at the Fernie Best Western to celebrate the best in Fernie and announced the winners for the 2016 Community and Business Excellence Awards sponsored by CanAus Coal Limited. The evening started with welcomes from MP Wayne Stetski, Mayor Mary Giuliano, and Chamber President Sheila Byers.

Kelsey Ramsden, 2012 and 2013 female entrepreneur of the year, shared an inspiring message about Risk, the other four letter word. She inspired the audience to push through those little things holding you back. Following Ramsden key note, the awards were presented.

And the winners are:

Citizen of the Year, sponsored by City of Fernie

Laura Nelson

Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by the Free Press

Karen Tse and Graeme Nunn

Spirit of Fernie, sponsored by Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge

Outdoor Connections

Community Tourism Achievement, sponsored by Tourism Fernie

Fernie RV Resort             

Outstanding Customer Service, sponsored by Rockies Law Corporation

Super 8 Fernie

New Business of the Year, sponsored by Majic, Purdy Law

Kettle Black Bartending

Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay

Marsha Churchill             

Team of the Year, sponsored by EK Employment

Mow and Snow - Landscape Team          

Employer of the Year, sponsored by College of the Rockies

A tie this year -

Ann's Your Independent Grocer              

Super 8 Fernie  

Fernie Business of the Year, sponsored by CanAus

Isosceles Business Systems        

People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Healing Hollow

Three Sister’s Day Spa

Chamber Business Excellence, sponsored by Fernie Chamber of Commerce

Capasiti Consulting         

Community Leadership Award, sponsored by Finning Canada

Spa 901

Chamber Legacy Award, sponsored by Fernie Chamber of Commerce

Evelyn Cutts

The Chamber of Commerce thanks the many businesses and individuals who helped organize and sponsor these awards including CanAus Coal Limited, Imagine Kootenay, Teck, Super 8 Fernie, East Kootenay Community Credit Union, FAR Summit Fund, Bridge Bistro, Island Lake Lodge, Nufloors, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Isosceles Business Systems, Castle on First, Soar Cycle Studio, Fernie Brewing Company, and Fernie Fix.

Congratulations to the finalists and winners. “The awards recognize the hard work put in day in and day out by Fernie business. It is great to take a moment and celebrate that effort and their success,” states Sheila Byers, Chamber Board President. 



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