Business Excellence Awards Nominee List 2013

The Chamber of Commerce has released its list of Business Excellence Award nominees. The winners will be announced during the annual Business Excellence Dinner at the Community Centre on November 2.

Entrepreneurial Excellence Award – “Nominee has taken or overcome a risk to achieve success in their field.  Shows exemplary initiatives in business.  Demonstrates exceptional skills in providing the existing business to grow.  The business must be less than 2 years old, or be an existing business that has developed a new product or service in the last 2 years.”

  1. Tammy Gibeault of All Good Things Revelstoke
  2. Beau Miller of Beau’s Hot Yoga
  3. Lindsay Kusy of Diva Den Day Spa
  4. Ryan Corbett & Joel Chevrier of Kelly’s Bobcat Service
  5. Ray Cooper of Ray’s Butcher Shop
  6. Jean-Marc LaFlamme of Revelstoke Marketing
  7. Eve Northmore of Revelstoke Property Services
  8. Steve & Diane Bull of Style Trend Clothiers
  9. The Taco Club Food Services Ltd
  10. Matt Yaki of Wandering Wheels

Business Person of the Year: “This local businessperson is an excellent role model and is seen as a leader in the business community. Has a history of innovative ideas and business excellence.  Nominee must be an active participant (owner/manager) in a for profit business.”

  1. Emma Kirkland, Powder Springs/The Last Drop
  2. Malcolm Bott, Universal Footwear Ltd
  3. Peter Bernacki, Nu-Trend Construction
  4. Ray Cooper,  Ray’s Butcher Shop
  5. Steve Hui, Pharmasave
  6. Trevor English, Red Apple

Business of the Year: “Nominee has demonstrated all-round excellence through innovation, sustainable development, customer service, risk taking and community support.”

  1. Downie Timber Ltd
  2. Grizzly Book & Serendipity Shop Ltd
  3. Mc Donalds
  4. Mt Begbie Brewery Company Ltd
  5. Revelstoke Equipment Rentals Ltd
  6. Salon Safari & Academy
  7. Score Constructions
  8. Society Snow & Skate
  9. The Cabin
  10. The Modern Bakeshop & Café
  11. The Nomad Food Co.
  12. The Village Idiot Bar & Grill
  13. Wildflower Wellness

Employee of the Year – “Nominee has demonstrated excellence and dedication to their employer, provided support to other employees and demonstrated excellent customer service skills.”

  1. Brent Lea –  Revelstoke Resort Shuttle Ltd
  2. Chelsea Lamont – Best Western Plus
  3. Illa Grier –The Nomad Restaurant
  4. Jamie Hobgood – The Last Drop
  5. Jennifer Howe – Grizzly Book & Serendipity Shop Ltd
  6. Naomi Morgan – Powder Springs
  7. Nicole Cherlet – Chantilly Kitchen Bed n Bath
  8. Rob Elliot – Revelstoke Mountain Resort
  9. Shirley Hansen – HUB International Barton Insurance

Accommodations Excellence Award: “Nominee has demonstrated and consistently delivered a top quality product and outstanding customer service “

  1. Adventurer’s Guest House
  2. Best Western Plus Revelstoke
  3. Coast Hillcrest Resort Hotel
  4. Same Sun Hostel
  5. Swiss Chalet Motel
  6. The Regent Inn

Food Service Excellence Award: “Nominee exemplifies a commitment to excellence in the foodservice industry. This award is designed to recognize those facilities that take the initiative to go above and beyond in customer service, food preparation and execution.”

  1. Big Eddy Market
  2. Revelstoke Farm & Craft Market
  3. Frisby Ridge Teriyaki Restaurant
  4. La Baguette
  5. Mountain Meals
  6. Nico’s Pizzeria
  7. Paramjit’s Kitchen
  8. The Nomad Food Co.
  9. Frontier Restaurant

Tourism and Attractions Excellence Award: “This category is open to attractions and cultural venues which contribute to the tourism experience and enhancement of the area. Attractions may be developed in conjunction with a natural attraction or on their own”

  1. BC Hydro
  2. Mt. Begbie Brewery Ltd
  3. Revelstoke Nickelodeon
  4. Revelstoke Museum & Archives
  5. Revelstoke Railway Museum

Retail and Service Excellence Award: “Nominee has demonstrated excellence in quality, value, innovative marketing and customer service. This business is proactive in market trends, provides a variety of products, stands behind their products and services, demonstrates a good value for the price, and establishes good relationships with its customers”

  1. Beyond Gifts
  2. Grizzly Book & Serendipity Shop Ltd
  3. Loki Tree Service
  4. Salon Safari & Academy
  5. Sangha Bean
  6. Skookum Cycle & Ski
  7. Society Snow & Skate
  8. Style Trend Clothiers
  9. Your Office and Art Centre

Industrial & Manufacturing Excellence Award: “Nominee must locally manufacture a quality product. Should benefit the economic base of Revelstoke, through the manufacturing of their product, and be a profitable and sustainable business.”

  1. Downie Timber Ltd
  2. Kyle Buhler Cabinetry
  3. Lortap Architectural
  4. Mt Begbie Brewing Company
  5. Revelstoke U-brew
  6. Take to Heart Contracting

Home Based Business Excellence Award: “Nominee has demonstrated excellence in product innovation. A home operated business that consistently shows excellence and quality in service and merchandising. Must be a licensed home based business”

  1. Diva Den Day Spa
  2. Monashee Mountain Multimedia
  3. Keri Knapp Photography – Revelstoke Photo
  4. Revelstoke Property Services

Community Support Excellence Award: “Nominee has demonstrated support of Revelstoke through volunteer involvement and has enhanced or assisted our community through direct contribution to the quality of life within it”

  1. James Macdonald – A&W Manager
  2. Jean-Marc La Flamme – Revelstoke Marketing
  3. McDonald’s
  4. Melissa Hemphill –  NCES
  5. Revelstoke Credit Union
  6. Roberta Bobicki – Revelstoke Credit Union
  7. Rona Building Center

Youth Employer Award – “This award recognizes employers who are known to hire, mentor and create work experience opportunities for youth in our community.  Youth is defined as those 12-30 years of age.”

  1. Buns and Beyond Bakery
  2. Cooper’s Market Ltd
  3. McDonald’s
  4. Roxy Theatre
  5. Skytrek Adventure Park
  6. Style Trend Clothiers

New!  Best New or Renovated Building Design: “Recognizing Revelstoke’s building and development trade in design excellence. “

  1. Big Eddy Market
  2. McDonalds
  3. Nico’s Pizza
  4. Nu-Trend Construction Ltd
  5. Revelstoke School District #19
  6. The Cabin
  7. Tree Construction
  8. VVI Construction Ltd