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Penticton Chamber announces 2022 finalists for business excellence awards

The winners will be announced on Oct. 22
The directors of the Penticton Chamber att the announcement for this year’s Business Excellence Awards. (brennan Phillips - Western News)

The finalists for the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Business Excellence have been announced.

The winners will be celebrated at the Mardi Gras Gala on Oct. 22, at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

Three finalists have been selected in each category, narrowed down from a field of 99 nominees.

READ MORE: 99 nominees revealed for the 2022 Penticton Business Excellence Awards

The chamber announced the finalists at an event Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, at title sponsor Total Restoration Services, for each of the 10 categories.

Here are the finalists:

Service Excellence sponsored by Kettle Valley Memorial

* Bob’s Door Service

* Elevation Woodworks Inc.

* South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services

Marketing & Communications sponsored by Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association

* Graphically Hip Promotional Inc.

* Travel Penticton

* Wild Slide Presentation Design

Hospitality Excellence sponsored by Travel Penticton

* Bowmont Motel

* Glow SUP & Adventures

* The Nest

Not-For-Profit Excellence sponsored by Omland Heal Chartered Professional Accountants

* JCI Penticton

* Penticton Art Gallery

* South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services

Community Support Excellence sponsored by Penticton Western News

* Fountain Tire

* Graphically Hip Promotional Inc.

* The Concorde Retirement Community – Verve Senior Living

Workplace Culture Excellence sponsored by South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services (SOICS)

* Penticton and Area Cooperative Enterprises (PACE)

* Travel Penticton

* ValleyFirst, a division of First West Credit Union

New Business of the Year sponsored by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union

* Cherry On Top Shake Shop

* Penticton Boat Club

* Penticton Global Grocers

Young Professional of the Year sponsored by JCI Penticton & Graphically Hip

* Jacob George | Coyote Cruises

* Jane Long-Haggerty | Long-Haggerty Chartered Professional Accountant Inc.

* Katie O’Kell | Serendipity Winery

Business Leader of the Year sponsored by TD Canada Trust

* Cherry Fernandez | SOICS

* Kevin Smith | Kettle Valley Memorial

* Hollie Tayal | Modern PURAIR South Okanagan

Business of the Year sponsored by Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen

* Barley Mill Brew Pub

* Fountain Tire

* Nor-Mar Industries Ltd – Brutus Truck Bodies

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Brennan Phillips

About the Author: Brennan Phillips

Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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