Cranbrook Chamber 2019 Business Excellence Awards Gala

This year's Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Awards gala saw 80 Cranbrook businesses and business people nominated for awards

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Chris Thom of Dunlop Truck Centre is presented with the Business Person of the Year award at the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Award night.

Chris Thom of Dunlop Truck Centre is presented with the Business Person of the Year award at the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Award night. — Photo courtesy Carrie Schafer/eKnow/Cranbrook Chamber

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce celebrated their annual awards gala over the past weekend. The banquet event saw 80 Cranbrook businesses and business people nominated for awards. Several new or newer categories were highlighted such as Non-Profit Organization of the Year, Inclusive Employer Award and Age Friendly Business.

The sold out gala dinner attracted an audience of over 250 people and was held at the St. Eugene Golf Resort.

Here are the winners in each of the categories:

Hospitality & Tourism Excellence: The Heidout and Fisher Peak Brewing Co.

Non-Profit Organization of the Year:  Arch Allure Microblading

Retailer Excellence: Huckleberry Books

Inclusive Employer Award: Leiman Homes

Business-to-Business Excellence: Genex Marketing

Customer Service Excellence: Bighorn Electric

Age Friendly Business: Auntie Barb’s Bakery

Business of the Year (1-15 employees): The Hearing Loss Clinic

Business of the Year (16+ employees):  New Dawn Developments

New Business of the Year: Kootenay Farm to Folk

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn, Caitlin Berkheim – Kootenay Soulfood Company

Business Person of the Year: Chris Thom – Dunlop Truck Centres

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners in the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards.

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