Business Excellence Awards handed out by Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce

The gala event was held at the St. Eugene Golf Resort on April 1, and saw near capacity turn-out.

Steve Mercandelli (left), sales manager at Cranbrook Dodge is congratulated on being Cranbrook's Business Person of the Year by Brent Jossy of Scotia Bank and a representative of the Bankers Association of Cranbrook.

Steve Mercandelli (left), sales manager at Cranbrook Dodge is congratulated on being Cranbrook's Business Person of the Year by Brent Jossy of Scotia Bank and a representative of the Bankers Association of Cranbrook. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Business

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce recognized excellence in the business community. The gala event was held at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and saw near capacity turn out.

There were 12 different nomination categories, with four to nine nominees in each category.

"From vibrant non-profits to young entrepreneurs and successful businesses, we have a lot to celebrate and recognize," stated the Chamber of Commerce. "Award recipients were chosen through a juried panel interview system.  It was an arduous process that ensured a high level of professionism and integrity."

Here is a list of the 2017 Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards: 

Business Person of the Year:  Steve Mercandelli—Cranbrook Dodge

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Kelsey Taylor—MJ's Floral Boutique

Business of the Year (16+ employees): Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty

Business of the Year (1-15 employees):  The Choice

Customer Service Excellence: Nutter's Bulk and Natural Foods

New Business of the Year: SoulFood Restaurant

Manufacturing & Production Excellence: Pets Go Raw

Business 2 Business Excellence: Kootenay Kwik Print

Retailer Excellence: Sherwin Williams Paint Store

Professional Services Excellence: Kootenay Therapy Centre

Non Profit Organization of the Year: Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Society

Hospitality & Tourism Excellence: St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino

Congratulations to all who received awards and to all the nominees in the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

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