Vernon Chamber unveils award nominees

Top three nominees announced for Business Excellence Awards

  • Feb. 17, 2013 7:00 p.m.

And the nominees are…

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has announced the top three nominees in each category for the annual Business Excellence Awards.

“This year, there were more than 200 individual nominations for the awards,” said George Duffy, chamber general manager.

“The quality of submissions was very high, making the judges’ job challenging.”

The nominees are:

Young entrepreneur of the year

Richwood Industries

NEUmovement Pilates and Physiotherapy

Small business of the year

Poohs and Beans

Good Gracious Contemporary Gifts


New business of the year

Accent LED Lighting

Rockwell Audiology

YaYa’s Play Centre

Marketer of the year (under 10 employees)

Kalavida Surf Shop

Mind, Body and Sole Running and Fitness

Hayden Fitness

Marketer of the year (over 10 employees)

VantageOne Credit Union

Nixon Wenger

Predator Ridge Resort

Sterling Service

Planet Clean

Okanagan Spirits

Kal Tire (Anderson Way)

Community supporter of the year

VantageOne Credit Union

We Care Home Health Services

Nixon Wenger

Green business of the year

A&D Asphalt

Planet Clean

Protocol Technologies

Employer of the year

VantageOne Credit Union

Kidston and Company

Nurse Next Door

Professional service award

White House Mortgages

Excel Fitness

Precision Accounting

Exporter of the year


Creative Connectors


The winners will be revealed during the Business Excellence Awards gala at the Best Western Vernon Lodge March 16.

“We are encouraging all of Vernon to come out to celebrate our  vibrant business community,” said Duffy.

For information or tickets, call 250-545-0771 or go to