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Over 100 nominations show Vernon’s business excellence

Still time to vote for People’s Choice in Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce awards
Chamber general manager Dan Proulx will again be helped in delivering awards at the 39th annual Business Excellence Awards Oct. 26. (Morning Star file photo)

Dozens of Greater Vernon businesses are outshining themselves in serving the community.

Nearly 150 nominations have been made in the 39th annual Greater Vernon Chamber Business Excellence Awards, presented by Kal Tire.

From July 24 to Aug. 27, residents submitted nominations for businesses, non-profits and individuals in 15 categories.

“When you look at the passion and thoughtfulness behind the nominations, it is abundantly clear that the public has a love for all things local, and they want to pay tribute to our entrepreneurs and community advocates,” said Dan Proulx, Chamber general manager.

The nominees were then asked to complete a nominee questionnaire to qualify for their category. The full list of nominees can be found at

A panel of judges reviews all of the completed nomination packages and using set criteria, they determine the winner in each category.

There is still an opportunity for businesses and residents to remain involved as they can vote for the People’s Choice Award on the Chamber website until Oct. 14: All nominees in the 15 categories are eligible for the People’s Choice.

The Business Excellence Awards will culminate with an event at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 26.

“We look forward to celebrating all of the nominees and awarding the winners during the Chamber’s signature event,” said Proulx. “We are hoping the entire community will join us in recognizing our outstanding local businesses.”

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