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Kamloops Business Excellence Awards nominees named

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August 04, 2015 - 11:32 AM

KAMLOOPS - Nominations for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards were released today by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD Bank Group.

A record total of 509 nominations were received, nominating 202 Kamloops businesses in 16 award categories.  Please see the complete list of nominees below.

The 29th annual Business Excellence Awards are brought to the community by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD Bank Group.

The gala event celebrates the Kamloops business community and highlights 17 award winners in total (Business of the Year is chosen from the winners of the other 16 awards).

The timeline leading up to the gala event is as follows:
- August – An independent selection committee, comprised of over 40 business leaders, scores each nominee 
- Early September – KPMG tabulates the scores and informs the selection committee of the top 3 finalists in each award category
- Sept. 9 – Finalists are revealed at a Chamber function hosted by Kamloops Ford Lincoln
- Sept. 9 – Awards Gala Tickets go on sale to the public
- September – Selection committee interviews all finalists to determine award recipients
- Oct. 24 – Business Excellence Awards Gala at Coast Kamloops Conference Centre

Excel Personnel
Business Person of the Year

Jason Paige, Acres Enterprises
Mario Piroddi, BDO Kamloops
Bev Graham, Berwick on the Park
Izzy Hamptonstone, Brain Train International, The Specialist in Confidence
Fernando Silva, Brazilian Dog Guru
Bruce Bunko, CIBC
Harj Sekhon, Dairy Queen
Frank Lucia, Domenics Mari
Arthur Dolmat, Duffy's Pub
Sabrina Sinclair, Fit By Design
Anna Harrison, Genesis Fashion & Beauty Complex & Principessa Parties
Vicki Collett, Harper's Trail Estate Winery
Neil McDonald, Interior Display Services
Jonni Yeomans, Jonni's Styling Studio
Steve Bucher, Mortgage Intelligence - Steve Bucher
Kalen Geatz, Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Bryan Pilbeam, National Hospitality Group Inc (Hotel 540)
Marlene Johnson, Retail Therapy
Sean Turner, River City Nissan
Cindy Farrell, Starbucks Coffee Company
Krista Faraday, The Academy of Dance
Shatha Al-Reihani, The Plaza Hotel
Jon Pankuch, Tim Hortons Kamloops
Terry Lowe, Volkswagen of Kamloops
Richard Brownlee, Welcome Back Pain Management & Upright MRI Centre

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Employer of the Year

Full Spectrum Automotive Ltd.
Gateway Property Management
NRI Distribution
Portfolio Interiors
Ra Hair Studio & Spa
Save-On-Foods
Thompson Regional Contracting
Thompson Valley Restoration
Urban Systems Ltd
Wholesale Furniture Brokers

City of Kamloops
Community Service Award

Berwick on the Park
Brazilian Dog Guru
Coopers Foods
Erwin's Fine Baking & Delicatessen
Fit By Design Consulting
Flavours Of India
Fresh is Best Salsa & Co
Harper's Trail Estate Winery
Interior Display Services
Jump N Jax Entertainment
Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre
Kelson Group Property Management
REMAX Kamloops
Starbucks Coffee Company Store #4691
The Academy of Dance
The Milton Group
Tim Hortons
Volkswagen of Kamloops

Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre
Aboriginal Business of the Year

Inspire Chiropractic & Wellness Studio
Sportsman Light Truck & Offroad
ZERO Tolerance DD's Services Ltd.

BDC
Manufacturer Award

Absorbent Products Ltd.
Fresh is Best Salsa & Co
Moly-Cop Canada
Northam Brewery
Oatally Awesome
Progressive Air Group of Companies
Progressive Step
Quattro Stone & Tile Ltd.
Sagewood Winery

BCLC
Technology Innovator Award

Absorbent Products Ltd.
Cedar Dental Centre
FitSpark Health Inc.
RTOWN Kamloops
SilverServers Inc.
Skin (South Central Laser)
Welcome Back Pain Management & Upright MRI Centre

Venture Kamloops
Resource Industry Award

Absorbent Products Ltd
Blackwell Dairy Farm Inc.
Monte Creek Ranch
New Gold - New Afton Mine
Trout Creek Enterprises

KGHM International – Ajax Project
Home Based Business of the Year Award

A Plus Enterprises Ltd.
All Wrapped Up Gift Baskets
Brain Train International, The Specialist in Confidence
Brazilian Dog Guru
Caroline's Cakes
Global Goddess Romatherapy
Jump n Jax Entertainment
Kent Wong Photography
Looks by Laine
Metalmorphasis Fabrication
Mother & Daughter Cleaning Team
Overtime Apparel & Promotions
Photography By Taqueesha
Sutherland Structures
Tanja's Pet Grooming
Tiffany Christianson Photography
Tradeopolis Communications - Nadimo.com
ZERO Tolerance DD's Services Ltd.

Aberdeen Mall
Retailer Award 1-10 Staff

Bicycle Café
Consignor Sports
Domenics Marine
Erwin's Fine Baking & Delicatessen
First Comes Love Gowns & Events
Full Spectrum Automotive
Gord's Maytag & More
Lizzie Bits
McCallister & Howard
Prima Bridal Formal Wear
Real Deals on Home Décor
Summit Gourmet Meats
Trends Art & Frame
Trout Creek Enterprises

Underwriters Insurance Brokers
Retailer Award 11+ Staff

Bed Bath & Beyond
City Furniture
Coopers Foods - Valleyview
Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre
Lordco Auto
Petland
Ra Hair Studio & Spa
River City Nissan
Save-On-Foods
Wholesale Furniture Brokers

Nutech Safety
Young Entrepreneur Award

Brandon Lazar, A Plus Enterprises Ltd
Brittany Strebchuk, Aglow Bridal Lounge
Gemma Harris, Alpine Images Photography Inc. (Alpine Explorers)
Brendan Shaw, Brendan Shaw Real Estate
Jesse Faubert, Common Sound
Harj Sekhon, Dairy Queen
Virginia Rogers, Dolly's Skin Art
Karen Hungar, Enhanced Reflections Medi Spa
Candace Reid, First Comes Love Gowns & Events
Erica Van Delft, Get Polished
Robert Atwood, Hummingbird Drones
Tracy Munson, Insight Natural Healing
Shalen Curle, Let's Move Studio
Kalen Geatz, Mr. Rooter
Jessie Taylor, My Balanced Dog
Taqueesha Lightfoot, Photography By Taqueesha
Nathan Johnson, Red Beard Roasters & Red Beard Café
Cheryl Paige, Soar To Your Highest (Cheryl Paige)
Brady Erixon, Sportsman Light Truck & Offroad
Steven Sutherland, Sutherland Structures
Meaghan Summers, The Noble Pig
Quinn Bailey, The Ploughman's Lunch
Owen Munson, Thompson Regional Contracting
Alison Beach, Thompson Valley Naturopathic Clinic
Tiffany Christianson, Tiffany Christianson Photography

Berwick on the Park
Service Provider Award 1-10 Staff

Ashton & Associates Recruiters
Bicycle Café
Brazilian Dog Guru
Canada Logo
Chahal Priddle
D.W. Page Wealth Management Ltd.
Dolly's Skin Art
Domenics Marine
Dry in Kamloops
Easy Cash Inc.
Ebata Eye Care
Executive Flight Centre
Expedia Cruise Ship Center
Ezzzy Moving and Cleaning
Family Glass
First Comes Love Gowns & Events
Freeze Athletics
Gord's Maytag & More
GreenTree Electric
Insight Natural Healing
Interior Display Services
Jump n Jax Entertainment
Kamloops Hearing Aid Centre
Kamloops Tile Works
Let's Move Studio
Looks by Laine
Maritime Travel
McCaskill Mechanical Plumbing and heating
Metalmorphasis
Mortgage Alliance
Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures
Mr. Rooter
My Balanced Dog
N&H Contracting Ltd.
Overtime Apparel & Promotions
Photography By Taqueesha
Portfolio Interiors
Presidium Network Operations Consultants
Progressive Step
Rowan Tree Day Spa
RTOWN Kamloops
Sippers Winemaking Ltd.
Spruce Goose Culinary Ltd. / Chopping Block
Thrive Business Strategies Inc.
Tradeopolis Communications - Nadimo.com
Trout Creek Enterprises
Verico Premium Mortgage
ZERO Tolerance DD's Services Ltd.

Kamloops Lincoln
Service Provider Award 11+ Staff

BDO Canada LLP
Bruker Marina at Tobiano
Buzz's Autobody Ltd.
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops
Duffy's Pub
Excel Personel Inc
Kami Countertops
Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre
Kamloops Office Systems
Kelson Group Property Management
Ra Hair Studio & Spa
REMAX Kamloops
Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel
Starbucks Coffee Company Store #4691
Sun Peaks Resort LLP
The Academy of Dance
The Noble Pig
Welcome Back Pain Management & Upright MRI Centre

TRU Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism & Tourism Sun Peaks
Tourism Award

Bruker Marina at Tobiano
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Fiesta Mexicana Restaurante & Cantina
Jandana Ranch
Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures
Paddle Surfit
Rainbow's Roost
Red Beard Roasters / Red Beard Café
Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel
Sun Peaks Resort LLP
Tastefull Excursions
Terra Restaurant
The Plaza Hotel

BC Hydro
Green Award 1-10 Staff

Brazilian Dog Guru
Ezzzy Moving and Cleaning
Van Houtte Coffee Service Inc.

Rocky Mountaineer
Green Award 11+ Staff

Absorbent Products Ltd
Four Points Sheraton Kamloops
Lafarge Canada Inc. - Kamloops Plant
Moly-Cop Canada
The Noble Pig

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