Former Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit addresses the crowd at the 2018 mayor’s nominee dinner for the Business Excellence Awards. Mayor John Vassilaki will be hosting this year’s reception at Time Winery and Kitchen on Sept. 10. (File photo)

Voting opens for 2019 Business Excellence Awards Community Impact nominees

Award recognizes a business or organization that enhances the quality of life in the community

Do you feel like a business or organization in Penticton plays an important role in making the community a better place?

You can show your support by voting for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Community Impact nominees. The nominees include Boyd Autobody & Glass, Cascades Casino, Penticton Western News and Peters Bros. Construction Ltd. See the nominee submissions here.

READ MORE: Nominees announced for 2019 Business Excellence Awards

The annual award recognizes a business or organization that voluntarily engages in activities that enhance the quality of life in the community and supports these endeavors through personal time and resources.

Each nominated company has a solid reputation for showing benefits of service to the community by creating a corporate culture of giving with an emphasis on community volunteerism unrelated to their core mandate.

All nominees and sponsors are invited to attend the Mayor’s Nominee Reception on Sept. 10 at TIME Winery & Kitchen, to RSVP visit the chamber’s website. All category winners will be revealed at the Business Excellence Awards “Mad about Plaid” Gala, hosted at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Oct. 5.

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Early bird tickets for the gala are available online at the chamber’s website until Sept. 6.

The list of nominees for each category of the 2019 Business Excellence Awards presented by McPhail Kilt Makers are as follows:

Workplace Culture Excellence l South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services

Ashoka Indian Cuisine

Berry & Smith Trucking Ltd

En’Owkin Centre

Footprints Centre

Greyback Construction

McDonalds

Hudson’s Bay

The Hamlets at Penticton

Total Restoration Services

Valley First, a Division of First West Credit Union

Most Valuable Employee l Downtown Penticton Association

Jaquie Carbajal – NuVista Chiropractic and Wellness

Jayson Lemelin – Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

Karey Simpson – Terry’s Comfort Food

Rose Amante – Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

Newsmaker of the Year l Penticton Toyota

Penticton Airport

Penticton Regional Hospital

South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation

Innovation Excellence (Construction, Manufacturing & Technology) l BDO Canada LLP

Okanagan Label & Print Ltd

MacPherson Woodcrafts

Waycon Manufacturing Ltd

Farm to Glass l Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep FIAT

CC Orchards

Serendipity Winery

Time Winery & Kitchen

Winecrush

Growth & Development l K’uL Management Group

Covert Farms Family Estate

Landform Architecture Ltd.

Ogopogo Tours

Tourism Excellence l Travel Penticton

Front Street Brasserie

La Casa Ouzeria

Ogopogo Tours

The Penticton Ale Trail

Penticton Peach Festival

The Peach Ice Cream Shop

Town Directory Systems 2002

Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award l Total Restoration Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

Critter Aid

JCI Penticton

Mela for Cancer

Naramata Centre Society

Ooknakane Friendship Centre

Penticton & Area Access Society

Rotary Club of Penticton

Safety Village Penticton

South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services

South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society

South Okanagan Women in Needs Society

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre

Community Impact l Grant Thornton LLP

Boyd Autobody & Glass

Cascades Casino

Penticton Western News

Peters Brothers Construction Ltd.

Community Volunteer of the Year l ABK Restoration Services

Barb Hoolaeff

Bruce Tawse

Colleen Caron

Harpreet Sidhu

Ian Fraser & Janet MacDonald

Karolina Born

Laura Burroughs

Linda Sankey

Natalie Ferebee

Pat Brown

Vivian Fox

New Business l Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union

Desmios Escape Rooms

Great Estates Okanagan Wine Experience Centre

NetDNA

Penticton Nissan

Red Cedar Construction

Rise Wellness Centre

Smooth Effects Penticton

Time Winery & Kitchen

Customer Service Excellence l Fortis BC

Aladdin Flooring Carpet One

Ascend Salon

Canadian Tire

Carls Flowers

Ceders Sewing Centre

City Electric Supply

Ellis Creek Autobody

Goldco Electric

Kettle Valley Home Inspections

LocoLanding Adventure Park

McPhail Kilt Makers

Melt Mineral Spa

Minuteman Press

Oranj Fitness

Poplar Grove Winery

PURE Gym & Juicery

Rid-It Pest Control

Sandman Hotel

South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services

Professional Services Business of the Year l Greyback Construction

Meiklejohn Architectural Design Studio

NuVisa Chriopractic and Wellness

Omland Heal Chartered Professional Accountants

Young Business Leader of the Year l JCI and Kettle Valley Memorial

Amberlee Erdmann

Lyndie Hill – Hoodoo Adventures Co.

Michael Magnusson – Cascades Casino

Nicole MacMillan – Tim Hortons

Ryan Ranit – NuVista Chiropractic and Wellness

Steve Dahl – Ideal Energy Solutions Ltd.

Business Leader of the Year – Sponsored by TD Canada Trust, Small Business Banking

Brian Bendig – Penticton Foundry Ltd

Chris Garwah – NuVista Chiropractic and Wellness

Darren & Adonica Sweet – Ogopogo Tours

David Gutscher – The Hamlets of Penticton

Ronald & Sheela Bee – Burger 55

Business of the Year – Sponsored by Minuteman Press

RPR Heating & Air Conditioning

The Book Shop

The Hamlets of Penticton

Total Restoration Services

Without A Doubt Day Spa

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