Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce announces nominees for Business Excellence Awards

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce will host this year's Business Excellence Awards, in person, on November 5.

The event will be held at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Nov. 5, 2022. Photo: Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce will welcome guests in person to their most important fundraiser of the year — the Business Excellence Awards. The well-loved tradition in Revelstoke shifted online during the pandemic, but will be held in person this year, says the chamber.

The chamber will host a celebration on November 5, 2022, at the Revelstoke Community Centre to recognize business excellence in the community. Guests will enjoy a unique dining experience, with a seasonal menu crafted for the occasion by Executive Chef Brendan Phelps of The Nest at Eagle Pass Lodge, says the chamber.

The event will include cocktails, dinner, awards, prizes and dancing. The theme of the gala is sparkly, formal and fun.

“But that’s not all – dust off your most sparkly attire and your dancing shoes as we’ve also partnered with the fabulous DJ Spanda, who will be powering sound at the Gala for us all evening long!” reads the chamber’s event website.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and goes on late. For more information, tickets and reservations, visit the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce’s website.

The nominees are:

Entrepreneurial excellence

“Nominee has demonstrated considerable risk-taking to achieve success in their field, and has shown exemplary initiatives in business that resulted in growth. The business must be less than 3 years old.”

Brickhouse Vintage

Brittany Bednarz | The Sweet Spot

Brittany Bednarz | The Washateria

Courtney Kaler | Nails by Courtney

The Nest – Eagle Pass Lodge

Forage and Fill

Fraser Sprigings | Keystone Health

Hayley Stewart | Hayley Stewart Studios

Josh Schneider  | JS Media House

Kenley Knock Jacqui Gardiner | The Studio Dance & Wellness

Nat Brandmeier | NB Paint and Design

RAS Revelstoke After School Society

Revelstuck Escape rooms

Rob Lamont | Snow White Laundry

Stacey Bachelor | Fable Book Parlour

Stay Revy

Stephanie Able | Revelstoke Cleaning Co. Ltd.

Sundown Salon

Teagan Milaney Parallel | Vision Contracting

The Lucky Pup Food Truck

Twilight Bite

Award sponsored by: Revelstoke Credit Union


Youth employer of the year

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence in hiring, mentoring, and creating work experience opportunities for youth in our community. Youth is defined as between 12-30 years of age.”

Craft Bierhaus

Little Big Works

Popcycle

Revelstoke Family Pharmacy

Revelstoke Golf Club

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Museum and Archives

Roxy Theatre

Save On Foods

Skookum

Tim Hortons

Award sponsored by: TD Bank Group


Sustainable business excellence

“Nominee has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability in business practices. Has demonstrated community leadership in environmental stewardship.”

Birch & Lace

Mountain Goodness Natural Foods

Terra Firma Farms

Tourism Revelstoke

Tree Construction

Award sponsored by: Community Futures Revelstoke


Tourism attractions excellence

“This category is open to attractions and cultural venues, or businesses and organizations that deliver events that contribute to the tourism experience and enhancement of the area.”

Apex Rafting

Arts Revelstoke

Big Eddy Glass Works

Eagle Pass Heliski

Enchanted Forest

Great Canadian Tours

Revelstoke Local Food Initiatives Farmers’ Market

Revelstoke Golf Club

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

Award sponsored by: Community Economic Development for Revelstoke and CSRD Area B


Food and beverage excellence

“Nominee has exemplified a commitment to excellence by delivering an excellent customer experience. Has demonstrated consistent quality in service and product in the Food and Beverage Industry.”

112 Restaurant

Chubby Funsters

Conversations

Dose Coffee

Frisby Ridge Sushi

Kawakubo

Kevins Kitchen

Old School Eatery

Terra Firma’s Kitchen

Zala’s Pizza & Steakhouse

Award sponsored by: Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery


Accommodation excellence

“Nominee has exemplified a commitment to delivering an excellent customer experience. Has demonstrated consistent quality in service and product in the Accommodation Industry.”

Courthouse Inn Revelstoke

Holten Heritage House Bed & Breakfast

Lamplighter Campground

The Copeland

The Explorers Society Hotel

Award sponsored by: Revelstoke Accommodation Association


Retail excellence

“Nominee has exemplified a commitment to excellence by delivering an excellent customer experience. Has demonstrated consistent quality in service and product in the retail sector. Has stayed current with market trends, and built positive customer relationships.”

Birch & Lace

Love Making Designs

Revelsmoke

Revelstoke Family Pharmacy

Revelstoke Trading Post

Revy Outdoors

Skookum Revelstoke Bike & Ski Ltd.

Style Trend Clothiers

WorkWest Workwear


Industrial & manufacturing excellence

“Nominee is a profitable and sustainable business that has demonstrated excellence in manufacturing a locally produced, quality product, while benefiting the economic base of Revelstoke.”

Back Country Metal Works

Integrated Apparel

Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery

Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

Rumpus Brewery

Stoke Roasted Coffee Co.

Award sponsored by: Tara Sutherland and Tyler Bradbury of RE/MAX Revelstoke Realty


Construction excellence

“Nominee is a business that has demonstrated excellence in Revelstoke’s building and construction trade. This award is in reference to a specific project (new build or a renovation to an existing structure) in Revelstoke and area.”

Absolute Contracting | 297 Humbert Street BC Housing Project

Earthwright Shelter Company | Local Tiny Homes

Revelstoke Electric | Rewiring heritage home + new basement suite

Award sponsored by: Downie/Selkirk


Trades and services excellence

“Nominee has exemplified a commitment to excellence by delivering an excellent customer experience. Has demonstrated consistent quality in service and product through trades and services. Has stayed current with market trends, and built positive customer relationships.”

Arcadian Contracting Co. Revelstoke Ltd

Artisan Drywall Contracting Ltd.

Begbie Inspections and Repair

Big Horn Auto

Northern Touch Contracting

Award sponsored by: Absolute Contracting


Technology and innovation excellence

“Nominee has been operational for more than 1 year. Nominee is a business or organization that has demonstrated a forward-thinking approach by adopting or delivering new technology and innovation into their business practices and/or the community at large.”

Adaptive Homes

JS Media House

Miranda Murphy CPA

Revelstoke Idea Factory

Tom Poole Photography

Award sponsored by: Revy Web Design Inc.


Community support excellence

“Nominee is a business or organization that has demonstrated support of community initiatives through sponsorship or volunteerism. This business or organization’s commitment to our community has enhanced the quality of life in Revelstoke.”

Arts Revelstoke

Balu Yoga & Wellness

Chubby Funsters Ltd

Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society

Revelstoke Credit Union

Revy Outdoors

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #46

Award sponsored by: Columbia Basin Trust


Organization of the year *New

“Nominee is a registered nonprofit or registered charity and has demonstrated outstanding contributions to our community, has a reputation for excellence and integrity and has demonstrated exceptional leadership. Nominee has made a significant positive impact on local residents and businesses by delivering exceptional programs and services.”

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society

Flying Arrow Productions Society

Revelstoke Bear Aware

Revelstoke Hospice Society

Revelstoke Museum and Archives

Revelstoke Rotary Club

Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

Award sponsored by: Moxie Marketing


Employee of the year

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence in the workplace. Has shown dedication to their employer, provided support to other employees and consistently delivered exemplary performance.”

Andrew Pharmasave | Photolab

Bobbi Doebert | Revelstoke Credit Union

Brendan Phelps | Eagle Pass Heliski

Brittany McCabe | Revelstoke Credit Union

Christian Thompson | Meghann Hutton Notary Corporation

Elmer Shoji | RCU Insurance Services

Evelina Marciukaityte | Revelstoke Family Pharmacy

Janelle Morrison | Courthouse Inn Revelstoke

Jodi Bourassa | Selkirk Dental Clinic

Keefer Grier | The Modern Bakeshop & Cafe

Kyra Sklar | Tourism Revelstoke

Lindy Silano | Caribou Kids Ltd

Shelly Parkinson | Red Apple

Tannis Kungl | Revelstoke Credit Union

Award sponsored by: RBC & Sterling Land Wealth Advisory Group of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.


Business of the year

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence in multiple facets of operations, including innovation, sustainable development, customer or client relations, risk-taking and community support. Has shown leadership in their field and in Revelstoke’s business community.”

Absolute Contracting

Daruma Tattoo

Emo’s On First

Keystone Health

Mackenzie Peak Law Corporation

Meghann Hutton Notary Corporation

Pawsitively Stoked Pet Spa

Revelsmoke

Revelstoke Credit Union

Revelstoke Family Pharmacy

Revelstoke Optometry Centre

Revelstoke Review

Roxy Theatre

Award sponsored by: Save on Foods Revelstoke


Citizen of the year *New

“Nominee is an outstanding community member who contributes significant volunteer time enhancing the quality of life in Revelstoke. This individual demonstrates extraordinary leadership and community service outside of employment, is well-respected in the community and inspires others with their caring and positive attitude and spirit of cooperation.”

Cathy English

Davide Pendergast

Dylan Hardy

Meghann Hutton

Patty Campbell

Peter Bernacki

Rob Buchanan

Stephanie Miller

Theresa Hamilton

Tyler Maki

Award sponsored by: Rotary Club of Revelstoke

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