Greater Vernon business award nominations sought

Nominations for the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Excellence Awards are open

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual business awards.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual business awards.

It’s time to recognize the best businesses in Greater Vernon.

Nominations for the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards can be submitted at www.vernonchamber.ca until Jan. 6. The awards gala is March 10 at the Vernon Lodge Hotel.

“We’re really excited about the plans for the gala and know it will be another fantastic evening of celebration as we recognize a variety of businesses, organizations and individuals for their outstanding achievements,” says Dan Rogers, chamber general manager.

The presenting sponsor of the awards program is Valley First.

A nominee’s luncheon is Feb. 7 at the Prestige Hotel. A panel of business leaders will review all nominations and announce the three finalists in each category at the luncheon with the winners revealed at the awards gala.

The gala will feature different awards ranging from Tourism Excellence to Community Leader of the Year.  All the finalists in each of the categories will be considered for the much coveted “Business of the Year” sponsored by BDC– Business Development Bank of Canada.