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Business Excellence Awards Judging

How are the winners selected?

Nominations are collected via an online and paper process. 

The nomination period ran August 1 to September 11. 

Nominees are sent an award application form with questions relating to the award criteria. 

Award applications must be returned by September 29. 

A judging panel, comprised of business professionals from outside the Fernie area (to remove bias), score the award applications. 

The highest three scored applications in each category are announced as finalists. 

Highest scored application is the winner announced at the awards gala. 


Exceptions to this process. 

Citizen and Volunteer of the year are judged on the nomination put forward by the public and selected by a local committee. 

Team of the Year award nomination must be completed by the organization. Nomination form is award application form. 

Tourism Achievement Award selection includes judges organized by Tourism Fernie.

Chamber Legacy Award is selected by the Chamber Board of Directors.

People's Choice Award is selected by online voting. Nominees in all business categories are on the people's choice ballot. 


2017 Judges

J. Kitchen - Brenlo

L. Clark - Motivention

C. McCormick - University of Alberta

J. Kitchen - LBS Group

T. Verigin-Burk - Castlegar Chamber of Commerce

N. Larsen - Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce

K. Begg - Bourndary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce




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