Business Excellence Awards

2013 Business Excellence Awards Results

On October 26, the best of Kimberley business was celebrated with the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre.

Click the award name for full details including sponsor and nominees.

Business of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Pedal & Tap

Business of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Pedal & Tap

Presented to a business that has demonstrated excellence in many areas: sales, growth, product, development, profitability, job creation, environmental enhancement, labour relations, safety and quality of service.

Sponsor: Kimberley Daily Bulletin
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Creekside Physiotherapy, Kootenay Automotive Equipment, Pedal & Tap, Sullivan Pub

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Retail Business of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Kootenay Mountain Works

Retail Business of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Kootenay Mountain Works

Presented to a retailer who demonstrates innovation through merchandising, marketing, community leadership, and sales growth.

Sponsor: Kimberley Alpine Resort
Nominees: B&B Glass, The Back Door, The Great Canadian Dollar Store, Flowers Galore, Kootenay Mountain Works

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Professional Services Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Creekside Physiotherapy

Professional Services Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Creekside Physiotherapy

Presented to a business or individual in the professional services sector that has shown dedication, commitment to service and leadership in their field.

Sponsor: Mountain Spirit Resort
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Cherry Creek Properties, Creekside Physiotherapy, David Bellm, Re/Max Caldwell Agencies, Rockies Law, Wallinger Day Spa

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Youth Friendly Business Award 2013
Winner: Grubstake Pizza

Youth Friendly Business Award 2013

Winner: Grubstake Pizza

Presented to a business organization that through their day-to-day operations demonstrates that they value the youth of Kimberley both as employees and customers.

Sponsor: B104 & The Drive
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Centex, Grubstake Pizza, Overwaitea, Snowdrift Café

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Creative Professional Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Denai Bell/Ginjer Jar

Creative Professional Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Denai Bell/Ginjer Jar

Presented to a business or individual in a creative or artistic field that demonstrates both creative and professional excellence, consistently meeting and exceeding client expectations.

Sponsor: Kootenay Business Magazine - Koocanusa Publications
Nominees: Denai Bell/Ginjer Jar, Flowers Galore, Go Kimberley, Story & Co.

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Community Booster Award 2013
Winner: Kimberley Arts Council

Community Booster Award 2013

Winner: Kimberley Arts Council

Presented to an individual, business, or organization that consistently contributes to the benefit of the Kimberley community through volunteerism, sponsorship, and community leadership.

Sponsor: The City of Kimberley
Nominees: B&B Glass, Grubstake Pizza, Kimberley Arts Council, MADD

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Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Meadowbrook Motors

Tradesperson-Contactor of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Meadowbrook Motors

Presented to an individual or business, involved in the trades or construction industry that has distinguished themselves by consistently providing a high level of service and quality workmanship.

Sponsor: Kootenay Insurance Services
Nominees: Alpine Plumbing & Heating, ET Woodwork, Kitt Fine Homes, Meadowbrook Motors, Tyee Log Homes

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Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Pedal & Tap

Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Pedal & Tap

Presented to an individual or business that shown dedication to professionalism and has demonstrated commitment to consistency providing excellent food and excellent service.

Sponsor: Overwaitea Foods
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Buddha Belly Deli, Grubstake Pizza, Pedal & Tap

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Employee of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Libby Westergard (Flowers Galore)

Employee of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Libby Westergard (Flowers Galore)

Presented to an employee who is personable and respectful, strives for excellent customer service and is friendly and courteous to all customers and staff, as well as play a vital role in the business success.

Sponsor: St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
Nominees: Janet Johansen, Libby Westergard, Simonne Desautels. Tamara Duggan

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Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Wildsight

Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Wildsight

Presented to a business that through their day-to-day operations, strive to protect and enhance our natural environment.

Sponsor: Community Futures East Kootenay
Nominees: Green Earth Recycling, Kimberley Riverside Campground, MADD, Root For Me, Sprout Grocery, Togs N Toys, Wildsight

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Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Velvet & Ginjer

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Velvet & Ginjer

Presented to a newly created businesses within the past 1 to 3 years and shown initiative, creativity, and a strong work ethic in building a successful new business venture.

Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Creekside Physiotherapy, Green Door, Meadowbrook Motors, Velvet & Ginjer

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Tourism Excellence Award 2013
Winner: Kimberley Rafting Co.

Tourism Excellence Award 2013

Winner: Kimberley Rafting Co.

Presented to a business, organization, or person who have made a contribution to attracting and/or keeping visitors in Kimberley.

Sponsor: Tourism Kimberley
Nominees: Bears Eatery, Kimberley Arts Council, Kimberley Rafting Co., L&K Taxi, RCR

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Home Business of the Year Award 2013
Winner: Moody Bee

Home Business of the Year Award 2013

Winner: Moody Bee

Presented to a home businesses that has emerged in the Kimberley community proving viability for their market.

Sponsor: Toni Lepore
Nominees: Creative Type BC (Jay Toner), Kootenay Automotive Equipment, Krevan Photography, Krista Smith (Hairdresser), Moody Bee, Scentsy by Katryna Sigurdson

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    The City of Kimberley has officially launched a new Business Retention & Expansion (BR & E) survey. The City wants to better understand the future plans and needs of local businesses and how business owners/managers view Kimberley as a place to do business.

    The information from the survey will be used to plan future economic development activities focused on the top priorities of the local businesses. Businesses are encouraged to participate in the telephone survey and since selection is random, you may be contacted between January 16th and February 4th. For more information click here.

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    Changes at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

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    Published on 17-Dec-2018 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Changes at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    To better align with the changes happening in our local business community the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a full restructure. Part of that restructuring is reviewing all agreements and re-strategizing to fully support our thriving business environment. We are dedicated to continuing to work with our members and key stakeholders to provide an exceptional level of support and services to our business community. Stay tuned as we roll out our new strategic plans and initiatives for 2019.

    Our office hours will be limited for the remainder of January, however we are working diligently behind the scenes! If you require assistance please contact us at info@kimberleychamber.com.

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    Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

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    Published on 09-Nov-2018 by Mike Guarnery Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Are you a local Kimberley Business passionate about promoting a healthy community? Do you have a creative idea or project that will promote healthy choices for your staff and customers? We can help! Taking Care of Business is offering microgrants for small infrastructure, healthy projects, and other creative ideas to help promote healthy workplaces. Preference will be given to projects with long-lasting, sustainable impact. Complete this application with your best ideas for a chance to receive $100 to $1000 to support your project.  Check out Healthy Kimberley's application.  E-mail completed applications to: tcobkimberley@gmail.com

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  • Cash Mob Kimberley - January Adventure
    26-Jan-2019

    Cash Mob Kimberley will take you on an adventure where you commit to spending $20 at a mystery location with a group..

  • Cash Mob Kimberley - January Adventure

    Event Date: 26-Jan-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 16-Jan-2019

    Cash Mob Kimberley will take you on an adventure where you commit to spending $20 at a mystery location with a group of people. Cash Mobs encourage community members to support a local business, help businesses create new customers, and unite communities.

    Cash Mob Kimberley will showcase local businesses in our community with a FLASH boost of sales, visibility and excitement! Mobsters have fun, meet new people, and spend $20 on products they want while building the local economy. The shopping location is TOP SECRET until the event!

    When? January 26 at 1pm
    Where? Meet at the Platzl Gazebo
    What to bring? $20 cash! (suggested minimum amount) and a desire to shop local
    Who? Come with a friend, or make some new ones

    RSVP by visiting the Cash Mob Kimberley Facebook event and click "GOING"
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  • Flannel Fest 2019
    15-Feb-2019

    The Kimberley Winter "Flannel Fest" is happening Feb. 15th and 16th in the Platzl! Friday night "Snow Rave" wil..

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    Event Date: 15-Feb-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 16-Jan-2019

    The Kimberley Winter "Flannel Fest" is happening Feb. 15th and 16th in the Platzl!

    Friday night "Snow Rave" will light up the platzl with music and laser lights and Saturday will be a day of games, vendors, music, races through the platzl and much more! Flannel wearing is encouraged!

    Flannel Fest 2019 Fun: Platzl Parade, Best Beard, King & Queen of Flannel Contest, Guiness World Record (most flannel worn at once) and much more!

    To register as a vendor or for more information contact:
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  • State of City Address with Mayor Don McCormick
    06-Feb-2019

    State of City address The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting Mayor Don McCormick and a State of..

  • State of City Address with Mayor Don McCormick

    Event Date: 06-Feb-2019

    Posted by The Chamber | on 16-Jan-2019

    State of City address

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting Mayor Don McCormick and a State of City address on February 6th at 7:00p.m. at Centre 64 (64 Deer Park Avenue). The Mayor will discuss current municipal issues and future plans for the City. This event is free and open to the public.

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  • BC Farmers' Market Conference
    8-Mar-2019

    The annual BC Farmers' Market Conference will be held March 8-10, 2019 at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Tra..

  • BC Farmers' Market Conference

    Event Date: 8-Mar-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 03-Jan-2019

    The annual BC Farmers' Market Conference will be held March 8-10, 2019 at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre. This year's conference theme is "Cultivating Community" and will explore how we can grow and strengthen the farmers' market sector through outreach and connections, working with the various members of our communities.

    The conference brings together farmers' market organizers, board of directors, farmers, small scale food processors, and community leaders. The weekend will include workshops, networking opportunities, social activities, and the annual Farmers' Market Awards. For more information: http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/markets/bcafm-conference-agm/

    Early bird tickets are available now at:
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