Revelstoke Business Excellence Award nominees announced

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce announced the nominees for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards.

The Revelstoke Business Excellence Awards take place on Saturday

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce announced the nominees for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards.

Dozens of local businesses and employees were nominated across 13 categories. Note that businesses that have won in the last three years are ineligible to be nominated.

The awards banquet takes place at the community centre on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, or $440 for a table of eight, and can be purchased in advance at the Business & Visitor Information Centre.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

1. 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 two years.

— Love Making Designs, Trish Hartwick & Kiley Dare

— Craft Bierhaus, Trevor Roberts

— Pulse Boot Fitting Inc., Kai Palkeinen & Kelly Hutcheson

— Main Street Café, Mathieu Rebelo

— Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Peter Nielsen

— Le Marché Gourmet, Olivier Dutil, Sonia Ratte & Sarah-Jeanne Bernard

— Startup Revelstoke & Mountain CoLab, Jean-Marc LaFlamme

— Revelution, Stephanie China

— Revelstoke Railway Museum, Jennifer Dunkerson

— Pip & Dex Custom Cakes & Cupcakes, Dayna Leonard

— Kevin’s Kitchen, Kevin & Lucy Si

2. Business Person of the Year: This local business person 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.

— Rhonda Brunetti, Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing

— Alan Smythe, Downie Timber

— Yvette Pendergast, Bette’s Underthings & Clothing

— Brett Renaud, Bresco & Revelstoke Equipment Rentals

— Nicole Cherlet, Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen

— Greg Hoffart, Tree Construction

— Diane Bull, Style Trend Clothiers

— John Ferguson, Big Eddy Pub

— Mike Gravelle & Isaac Becker, Skookum Ski & Cycle

— Jordan Cochrane, Jordan Cochrane Construction

— Andrew Danyluk, Tantrum Bike Co.

— Peter Nielsen, Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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

— Le Marché Gourmet

— Black Tie Properties

— Downie Timber

— Valhalla Pure Outfitters

— Revelstoke Mountain Resort

— Peoples Drug Mart

— Revelstoke Electric

— Craft Bierhaus

— Stoke FM

— Free Spirit Sports & Leisure

— Style Trend Clothiers

— Balu Yoga & Wellness

— 1st Impressions Hair Salon

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

— Rhonda Brunetti, Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing

— Tanya Wolgram, Work’n Play Clothing

— Krista Stovel, WCG Services

— Trevor Garand, Jordan Cochrane Construction

— Jean Arnold, TD Bank

— Maggie Davis, Big Eddy Pub

— Sandra Grant, Revelstoke Credit Union

— Amanda Thompson, Birch & Lace

— Angela Mowbray, Everything Revelstoke

— Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

— Cara Armstrong, Black Tie Properties

— Tyler Maki, RCU Insurance Services

— Cheryl Thompson, YourLink

— Diana Imrie, Home Hardware

— Danny Leblanc, Apex Rafting

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

— Coast Hillcrest Resort Hotel

— Glacier House Resort

— Valley Retreat B&B

— Poppi’s Guesthouse

— Powder Highway Guest House

6. 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.

— Le Marché Gourmet

— Chubby Funsters Ltd

— Kawakubo Japanese Restaurant

— Kevin’s Kitchen

— Main Street Café

— Mountain Meals

— Woolsey Creek Bistro

— Nico’s Pizzeria

— Zalas Steak & Pizza House

— Revelstoke Golf Club Restaurant

— 112 Restaurant & Lounge

— The Village Idiot

— Craft Bierhaus

— Emo’s Restaurant

— Minh Tuyet’s Vietnamese Bistro

7. 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.

— Natural Escapes Kayaking

— Revelstoke Railway Museum

— Revy Riders dirt bike Club

— Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing

— Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre gardens

8. 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.

— Valhalla Pure Outfitters

— Society Snow & Skate

— Tantrum Ride Company

— Revy Outdoors

— Style Trend Clothiers

— Home Hardware

— The Source

— Flowt Bikes and Skis Ltd.

— Revelstoke Mobility

— Pharmasave

— Pip & Dex Custom Cakes & Cupcakes

— Bette’s Underthings & Clothing

9. 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.

— Revelstoke Electric

— Downie Timber

— Take to Heart Specialty Wood Products

— Begbie Glass Co.

— Revelstoke Garage

— Revelstoke Equipment Rentals

— Jordan Cochrane Construction

— Selkirk Specialty Wood Products

— Mike Mcstay Masonry

— Mt. Begbie Brewing Company

— Lortap Industries

10. 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.

— Cindy Pearce, Mountain Labyrinths Consulting

— One Love Dog Grooming

— Dammb Plumbing and Gas Services

— Jackie & The Junebugz Daycare

— Jordan Cochrane Construction

— Wandering Wheels

— Balanced K9 Training

11. 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.

— Steven Hui

— Patti Larson

— Jody Lownds

— Melissa Hemphill

— Graham harper

— Robert Okumura

— Veronika Stevenson

— Shawn Bracken

— Brett Renaud

— Shaun Aquiline

— Mavis Cann

— Meghan Shandro

— Jan Morehouse

— Alan Mason

12. 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.

— Revelstoke Mountain Resort

— Starbucks

— Parks Canada

— Style Trend Clothiers

— Conversations Coffee House

— McDonald’s Restaurant

— Revelstoke Museum and Archives

— Main Street Café

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

— Craft Bierhaus

— Conversations Coffee House

— Main Street Café

— Tree Construction

— McKinnon Block Explorer’s Society Hotel, Rebecca & Stephen Jenkins

— Revelstoke Community Housing Society’s Oscar Street Development

— Starbucks

— YourLink

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