New date for Penticton Business Excellence Awards

A new date may open up new funding and enthusiasm for the 29th annual Penticton Business Excellence Awards.

A new date may open up new funding and enthusiasm for the 29th annual Penticton Business Excellence Awards.

The awards are normally held in February, but this year the event will move to Oct. 15, 2016 to coincide with Canada’s Small Business Week.

The new executive director and staff at the Chamber of Commerce undertook a full review of the awards and decided the event would be better suited to coincide with chambers across the country.

There won’t be major overhauls, but some new awards may be added to the mix.

“We are going to assess the awards and see how valuable they are to members of the community,” said Brandy Maslowski, executive director of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

At this point, planning for the awards ceremony is in the early stages with nominations coming out sometime in June.

One benefit will be possible funding that could be granted towards the event for holding it during Small Business Week.

“We are going to try and look at different grants that would help with the awards ceremony,” Maslowski said.

“We’re looking to hold an event that is bigger and better than ever. We’re really excited about the change. The board of directors is thrilled.”

Those interested in having their business featured in the event can email Nikki at events@penticton.org.

 

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