Sandra Kauer, president of the Rotary Club accepted the Not-For-Profit Excellence Award, and Tatsuo Kan, of Kojo Sushi, accepted the Workplace Culture Excellence Award at the 33rd Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Oct. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

The Winners of the 2020 Penticton Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

The award ceremony was held on Oct. 3

In a special hybrid in-person and virtual event, the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 33rd annual Business Excellence Awards.

This year there were 126 businesses nominated for the awards, and 92 were recognized during the Fire and Ice socially distanced award ceremony on Oct. 3.

Finalists were spread out across multiple venues in Penticton, while some winners were awarded digitally.

The winners are:

Hospitality excellence – Travel Penticton

Cannery Brewing

Service excellence – FortisBC

ABK Restoration Services

Not-for-profit excellence – Omland Heal CPA

Rotary Club of Penticton

Workplace culture excellence – SOICS

Kojo Penticton

New business of the year – Valley First

Kettle Valley Memorial

Growth and development excellence – BDO Canada LLP

Jafa signs

Community support excellence – Grant Thornton LLP

Penticton Speedway

Young professional of the year – JCI Penticton and Kettle Valley Memorial

• Colton Cheney – Prospera Credit Union

Business leader of the year – TD Canada Trust

• Paul Crawford – Penticton Art Gallery

Business of the year award – Business Development Bank of Canada

• Hoodoo Adventure Co.

The David Kampe Legacy Award – Peter Bros. Construction

The David Kampe Legacy Award honours and recognizes an individual who has contributed above and beyond to the community. The first award was presented in 2019 to the family of Bruce Johnson.

This year’s award was presented in memory of Neil Jamieson, who passed away on June 6, 2020.

READ MORE: Neil Jamieson fulfills breakfast club wishlists

Nominations for the awards opened on July 15 and closed on Aug. 18.

In addition to the livestreamed award ceremony, nominees and finalists were invited to enjoy their own in-person celebrations at restaurants across Penticton.

Keeping with COVID-19 regulations, nominees had designated tables to keep to their own social bubbles, with a dinner, drinks, and door prizes.

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