Revelstoke chamber announces Business Excellence Awards Gala nominees

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File photo: The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards gala from a previous year. Photo: Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for their annual Business Excellence Awards gala, to be held Nov. 3 at the Revelstoke Community Centre. The annual event is a significant fundraiser for the chamber and an opportunity to recognize excellence in the business community. Here are the nominees for the various categories:

Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

“Nominee has taken or overcome a risk to achieve success in their field. Shows exemplary initiatives in business. Demonstrates exceptional skills in providing the existing business to grow. The business must be less than two years old, or be an existing business that has developed a new product or service in the last two years.”

Craig McKee – Diversified Cleaning Services

Cronometer – Aaron Davidson

Crossfit Revelstoke; Stephanie China and Turner Moyse

Diane and Stephen Bull – The Annex

Dougal Pow at the Wax Bench

Jackie McDonald – success coach and speaker

Jade Wellness – Erin Potter

Jonah (Gareth) Jones – Mountain View Medical Centre, Jones Distilling Ltd & Third Street Offices

Josh & Jenn McLafferty – Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery

Kat Cadegan of Kat Cadegan Jewellery

Lauren Webster & John Pierce – Dose

Mark and Jen Baron -Intagrated Apparel & Revelstoke Trading Post

Natalie Pehowich – Fine Line SUP

Revelstoke Branch of the Kootenay Carshare Cooperative

Rob & Mandy McQuarrie – MWC Forest Waste Management

Business Person of the Year

This local business person is an excellent role model and is seen as a leader in the business community. Has a history of innovative ideas and business excellence. Nominee must be an active participant (owner/manager) in a for profit business.”

Brady Beruschi – Multi Business Operations

Christy Shaw – Mountain Goodness

Elmer Rorstad – Free Spirit Sports

Fred & Brady Beruschi

Jonah (Gareth) Jones – Mountain View Medical Centre, Jones Distilling Ltd & Third Street Offices  

Jordan and Chandra Bott – Universal Fottwear

Lisa Lamothe – General Manager – Sandman Hotel

Mike Gravelle and Isaac Becker – Skookum Cycle & Ski

Nicole Cherlet – Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen

Ralph & Debbie Koerber – Apex Raft Company

Rhonda Brunetti – Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing

Ruedi & Nicoline Beglinger – Selkirk Mountain Experience

Sara Sansom – Birch & Lace Hair Co.

Scott Duke – Welstand Group

Stacey Lamont – Your Office and Art Centre

Business of the Year

“Nominee has demonstrated all-round excellence through innovation, sustainable development, customer service, risk taking and community support.”

Apex Raft Company

City Furniture Revelstoke

CrossFit Revelstoke

DOSE Coffee

Grizzly Book & Serendipity Shop Ltd

Jones Distilling Ltd

Kawakubo Sushi : : Sake : : Steak

Kootenay Carshare Cooperative Revelstoke

Mountain Meals

Mountain View Medical Centre

Revelstoke Credit Union

Revelstoke Mountaineer Communications Ltd

Royal LePage Revelstoke

Selkirk Mountain Experience

Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing

Skookum Cycle & Ski

The Taco Club

Employee of the Year

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence and dedication to their employer, provided support to other employees and demonstrated excellent customer service skills.”

Amanda Thompson – Birch & Lace Hair Co.

Amanda Thomson, Manager – Birch & Lace | Feather & Stone

Benoit Lafon, Manager at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Bobby McClelland – RONA

Cody Younker – Southside Foods

Deanne Nixon – Vic Van Isle Group

Jake Slootz, Community Connections

Jean-Marc LaFlamme – Startup Revelstoke

Jeannie Edmondson – Stoke Hotel

Joe Brailsford – DOSE Coffee

Karris Dawson – Sandman Hotel

Kate Borucz – North Columbia Environmental Society (NCES)

Megan Moore Head distiller – Jones Distilling

Rhonda Brunetti – Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing

Robert Ley – Skookum Cycle & Ski

Sandy Mcphee – Skookum Cycle & Ski

Sarah Schultz, General Manager – Kawakubo

Shannon Gale – RCU Insurance

Tammy Sutherland – Home Hardware

Accommodations Excellence Award

“Nominee has demonstrated and consistently delivered a top-quality product and outstanding customer service “

Best Western

Glacier House Resort

Journey’s Perch

McCarty House B & B

Poppi’s Guest House

Ramada

Revelstoke Lodge

The Explorers Society

The Inn on The River

The Regent Inn Hotel

The Stoke hotel

Valley Retreat

Food Service Excellence Award

Nominee exemplifies a commitment to excellence in the foodservice industry. This award is designed to recognize those facilities that take the initiative to go above and beyond in customer service, food preparation and execution.”

112 Restaurant

Chubby Funsters

DOSE Coffee

Eagle Pass Heli Lodge (Chef Guy Seymour)

Frisby Ridge teriyaki

Le Marché Gourmet

Paramajits Kitchen

River City Pub, Regent Inn

ROCKFORD wok | bar | grill

The Quartermaster Eatery

The Taco Club

Woolsey Creek Café Bistro

Zalas Steak & Pizza House

Tourism and Attractions Excellence Award

“This category is open to attractions and cultural venues which contribute to the tourism experience and enhancement of the area. Attractions may be developed in conjunction with a natural attraction or on their own”

Apex Raft Company

BC Interior Forestry Museum Revelstoke

Enchanted Forest

LUNA Festival; Nocturnal Art and Wonder

Mountain View Medical Centre, Jones Distilling Ltd & Third

Street Offices Peak Axe Throwing

Recreation Sites and Trails BC

Revelstoke Dam

Revelstoke Golf Club

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Revelstoke Paddlesport Association

Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing

The Pipe Mountain Coaster

Wandering Wheels

Retail and Service Excellence Award

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence in quality, value, innovative marketing and customer service. This business is proactive in market trends, provides a variety of products, stands behind their products and services, demonstrates a good value for the price, and establishes good relationships with its customers”

Big Mountain Kitchen Birch & Lace Hair Co.

City Furniture Revelstoke Fine Line SUP

Flowt Bikes and Skis Ltd Free Spirit Sports

R Gear at RMR

Revy Outdoors

Rough Country Marine Save On Foods Skookum Cycle & Ski

Stoke Roasted Coffee Co. The Wax Bench

Industrial & Manufacturing Excellence Award

“Nominee must locally manufacture a quality product. Should benefit the economic base of Revelstoke, through the manufacturing of their product, and be a profitable and sustainable business.”

Big Bend Fab Works

East End Auto Body Shop Ltd

Excel Tire Truck Division

Jordan Cochrane Construction Ltd. Nu-Trend Construction

R Jones Contracting Ltd.

Roocan Manufacturing Inc.

Sammy’s Auto Service Ltd.

Syn-Logics Progressive Designs Inc Take to Heart Specialty

Wood Products Tree Construction

Velocity Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

Home Based Business Excellence Award

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence in product innovation. A home operated business that consistently shows excellence and quality in service and merchandising. Must be a licensed home-based business”

Blue House Farms

David Evans 0929468 BC LTD. – David Evans

Gutter done

Jackie McDonald – Courage Coach

Jumping Creek Pottery – Kaitlan Murphy

Milestones & Memories Licensed Childcare – Mandy McQuarrie

Monashees Drafting & Design Company – Melanie Bernier

Pip & Dex Custom Cakes and Cupcakery – Dayna Leonard

Sick Chic Jewelery – Marie Konecna

Terra Firma Farms

Community Support Excellence Award

“Nominee has demonstrated support of Revelstoke through volunteer involvement and has enhanced or assisted our community through direct contribution to the quality of life within it”

Brett Renault
Columbia Valley Skateboard Association

Fred Beruschi & Steven Hui – QVH Heli Pad Melissa Hemphill

Rachel Reiner

Revelstoke Credit Union

Wade Gillespie

Youth Employer Award

“This award recognizes employers who are known to hire, mentor and create work experience opportunities for youth in our community. Youth is defined as those 12-30 years of age.”

Kawakubo Sushi : : Sake : : Steak

Mountain View Medical Centre, Jones Distilling Ltd & Third Street Offices Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Sandman Inn Revelstoke

Starbucks

The Annex

The Modern Bakeshop & Café

The Nomad

Best New or Renovated Building Design

“Recognizing Revelstoke’s building and development trade in design excellence. “

Birch & Lace Hair Co.

Boulder Mountain Resort

Jade Wellness

Jordan Cochrane Construction

Mountain View Medical Centre, Jones Distilling Ltd & Third

Street Offices Peak Axe Throwing

Stoke Hotel

The Trading Post & Integrated Apparel

Correction: Some categories on this list were inadvertently omitted when it was first published. It has since been updated to include all categories.