The 2022 Fernie Business Excellence Awards were held last night at a special awards gala at the Rusty Edge attended by over 100 people from the Fernie business community.
Trophies were given out over twelve categories in a fun-filled night that was the first awards gala to return to a pre-pandemic format.
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who nominated, all the nominees, the finalists, and the winners. A special thank you to TC Energy & Surerus Murphy Joint Ventures who were the title sponsors, as well as all the other sponsors who made the event possible.
Winners of the 2022 Fernie Business Excellence Awards:
Citizen of the Year – sponsored by the City of Fernie
• Pat Gilmar
Community Group of the Year – sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust
• Fernie Women’s Resource Centre
New Business of the Year – sponsored by Fernie Alpine Resort
• Drift + Sonder Lifestyle Shop and Refillery
Community Tourism Achievement – sponsored by Tourism Fernie
• Wapiti Music Festival Society
Employer of the Year – sponsored by College of the Rockies
• GearHub Sports
Environmental Sustainability Award – sponsored by Ski Base
• Fernie Fox Hotel
Businessperson of the Year – sponsored by The Free Press
• Kurt Saari (Nevados Restaurant)
Outstanding Customer Service Award – sponsored by Western Financial Group
• Spa 901
Business Innovation Award – sponsored by Fernie Fox Hotel
• Fernie Brewing Co.
Chamber Business Legacy Award – sponsored by Claris Media
• Fernie Meat Market
Fernie Business of the Year – sponsored by TC Energy & Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
• Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
People’s Choice Award – Rockies Law Corporation
• OrganicTan Fernie