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Greater Westside Board of Trade announced finalists for its annual business awards

Key Award finalists named

Greater Westside Board of Trade on Thursday revealed the finalists for its 21st annual Key Business Awards.

The chamber of commerce received more than 200 nominations from businesses, non-profits and individuals, and now the field has been trimmed to two, three or four finalists in each of the 12 categories.

“As president for the Greater Westside Board of Trade, I am filled with gratitude everyday to be able to elevate and celebrate our business community,” Greater Westside president Amber Hall said in a press release. “Each nominee brings value to the community that sets us apart, and demonstrates ingenuity, dedication and collaboration.

“Demonstrating the commitment to delivering excellence in every interaction that each of you make, is one of the many reasons I love the opportunity to celebrate you all each year. Each nominee should be proud to have been recognized in their field.”

The winners will be announced when the organization conducts its awards celebration on Thursday, Feb. 23, at The Cove Lakeside Resort.

Tickets for that event are available for purchase here.

The finalists, with the award sponsors in parentheses, are:

Arts & Entertainment (Hergott Law)
Klick Entertainment, Westside Celebration Society, Blackfoot Nation Films, Sncewips Heritage Museum

Community & Public Service (City of West Kelowna)
Westside Health Network Society, Childhood Connections, Beacon’s Furry FUNdation

Young Entrepreneur (Creative Trophies & Gifts)
House of Berries, Jeff Hayes/Edwards Jones, Okanagan Integrative Health

Environmentally Sustainable Business (Gorman’s)
Scott Contracting & Excavating, Off the Grid Organic Winery

Home Based Business (Snap Commercial Photography)
Kelowna Esthetics Studio, Michelle Brow & Skin, 1st Choice Steel Structures

Large Business (Pushor Mitchell)
Northside Industries, Norsteel Building System, Paynter’s Fruit Market

New Business (WK Group LLP)
Salish Bed & Breakfast, COBS Bakery, Bodacious Artisan Breadz (BABz)

Platinum Service Provider (Kelowna International Airport)
Paynter’s Fruit Market, JK Schmidt Jewellers, The Medicine Shoppe, Environmetal Towing

Small Business Award (Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan administered by TD Benefits)
Kelowna Electroplating, Integrated Power Systems, Rad Jamz, Nutri-Lawn Okanagan

Technology & Innovation (Hero Security)
Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, Infuse I.T Inc, Project Pi Consulting

Indigenous Business (Westbank First Nation)
Rad Relish, First Nations Finance Authority, The Carmichael’s & Associates, Blackfoot Nation Films

Tourism & Hospitality (Kelly O’Bryan’s)
PopUP Events, The Landing Kitchen + Bar, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery, Shannon Lake Golf Course



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