Fernie Chamber Business Excellence Awards

A chance to celebrate our Fernie business community!

This event includes a nomination process and judging by a third-party panel to determine the winners. In order to be up for nomination, the business must be a Chamber member in good standing. The winners are announced at an evening banquet dinner.

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - 29th October 2021
Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - 29th October 2021
Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - 29th October 2021

HOW IT ALL WORKS...

Anyone can nominate a business or individual for any award they feel meets the criteria outlined on the online nomination survey. All nominees from business categories will then be contacted once the nomination period closes and asked to submit an awards package that will be used by the judges to determine the finalists and winners This form will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges from outside the Fernie area. Based on the information and details provided by the business, the judges will rate the businesses against the award criteria. Highest rated business will win. Exceptions to this process are Citizen of the Year and the Chamber Legacy Award – which are all judged by the Fernie Chamber board of directors. Businesses and organizations nominated in all categories will be on the ballot for the People’s Choice award that the public will vote on in September. 

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - 29th October 2021

2021 Fernie Business Excellence Awards

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is proud to host our annual Fernie Business Excellence Awards. We are committed to celebrating our business community in some form in 2021. We are going to attempt to shift our evening back towards what it was pre COVID-19 however it will still be slightly modified to support increased social distance and a plan B option to make it virtual if required.

On Friday, October 29th, we will gather at the Fernie Community Centre for the award presentations. This event will be a time for our business community to come together for some snacks and drinks to celebrate the success of our businesses coming out of a very difficult year. The safety of our members, staff and community is our top priority so this event will be modified to support BC government guidelines at that time.

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - 29th October 2021
Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - 29th October 2021
Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - 29th October 2021

2021 Finalists and Winners

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Sponsored by Rockies Law Corporation

  • Eldho’s Your Independent Grocer
  • Fernie Distillers (winner)
  • Stick & Stone Cannabis Co.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The City of Fernie

  • Krista Turcasso

 


CHAMBER BUSINESS LEGACY

Sponsored by Claris Media 

  • Canyon Raft Company

COMMUNITY TOURISM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sponsored by Tourism Fernie

  • Fernie Brewing Co.
  • Fernie Trails Alliance (winner)
  • Island Lake Lodge

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Fernie Alpine Resort

  • Elk Valley Furniture Studio
  • Le Bon Pain
  • Local (winner)

NEW AWARD – BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARD

Sponsored by East Kootenay Community Credit Union

  • Fernie Catering Co. (winner)
  • Raging Elk Hostel
  • Vogue Theatre

NEW AWARD  – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Sponsored by Fernie Fox Hotel

  • Elk River Alliance
  • Fernie Brewing Co. (winner)
  • Local

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Sponsored by Western Financial Group

  • Copper-tip plumbing and Heating
  • Eldho’s Your Independent Grocer
  • Freshies Cafe (winner)

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by College of the Rockies

  • Fernie Brewing Co.
  • Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership (winner)
  • Teck

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by North Coal

  • Edge of the World
  • Fernie Brewing Co. (winner)
  • Rooftop Coffee Roasters

COMMUNITY GROUP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust

  • Cycling Without Age
  • Fernie Family Housing Society (winner)
  • Fernie Pride Society

NEW AWARD – BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The Free Press

  • Dave Morrison – Island Lake Lodge (winner)
  • Keegan Street – Rooftop Coffee Roasters
  • Mark Hall – GearHub

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