Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Business Excellence Nomination
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          Welcome to the 2018 Business Excellence Awards Electronic Nominations. 
 
NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL : Wednesday, September 12th! 
 
Each year the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce hosts the Business Excellence Awards. These awards are your opportunity to recognize businesses, organizations and individuals in Revelstoke that you believe are deserving of recognition for providing excellent service and for positively impacting or representing our community. 
 
Your nomination is an important part of the selection process. Please take a few minutes to nominate a business, oganization or an individual in each category!
 
Thank you for completing this survey and for helping Revelstoke businesses to grow and improve. One nomination per category please!
 
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 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
  
Qualifying Individual: "Nominee has taken or overcome a risk to achieve success in their field and shows exemplary initiatives in business.  Demonstrates exceptional skills in providing the existing business to grow.  The business must be less than 2 years old, or be an existing business that has developed a new product or service in the last 2 years."
 
Sponsored By:  Revelstoke Credit Union
 RCU
Winners from the last three years not eligible for nomination are
Tracey & Bart Larson of Mt. Begbie Brewing, Kai Palkeinen & Kelly Hutcheson of Pulse Bootfitting Inc. and Sara Sansom of Birch & Lace Hair Company.  
 
Please provide the business and entrepreneur name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination. 

 

 

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Business person of the Year

 
Qualifying Individual: "This local business person is an excellent role model and is seen as a leader in the business community. The nominee has a history of innovative ideas and business excellence.  Nominee must be an active participant (owner/manager) in a for profit business." 

Sponsored By:  BDO Canada LLP

      


Winners from the last three years not eligible for nomination are
David Evans, Nicole Cherlet and Olivier Dutiel & Sonia Rattè.  

 

Please provide the business and owner/operator name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination. 


 

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Business of the Year
 
Qualifying Organizations: "Nominee has demonstrated all-round excellence through innovation, sustainable development, customer service, risk taking and community support."
 
Sponsored By:  Business Development Bank of Canada


 
 

Winners from the last three years not eligible for nomination are

Terra Firma Farms, Le Marché Gourmet and La Baguette.  

Please provide the business name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination.



 

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Employee of the Year
 
Qualifying Individual:  "Nominee has demonstrated excellence and dedication to their employer, provided support to other employees and demonstrated excellent customer service skills."
 
Sponsored By:  RBC & Sterling Land Group, RBC Dominion Securities
 

Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are Iannick Cyr Michaud,  
Alex Cooper and Cathy Burke & Chelsey Groffen (tied in 2015). 

Please provide the employee name and business as well as a brief statement to support your nomination.
 


 

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Accommodations Excellence Award
 
Qualifying Organizations: "Nominee has demonstrated and consistently delivered a top quality accommodations product including hotel, motel, hostel or bed & breakfast as well as outstanding customer service "
 
Sponsored By:  Revelstoke Accommodation Association


 
 

Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are the 

The Swiss Chalet, Coast Hillcrest Resort Hotel Ltd. and Sutton Place Hotel.  

Please provide the name of the hotel, bed & breakfast, hostel or guest house as well as a brief statement to support your nomination.




 

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Food Service Excellence Award

 
Qualifying Individual/Organizations:  "Nominee exemplifies a commitment to excellence in the food service industry. This award is designed to recognize those facilities that take the initiative to go above and beyond in customer service, food preparation and execution." 
 
Sponsored by:  Pharmasave

Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are 
Kawakubo, Craft Bierhaus and The Modern Bake Shop & Cafè.  

Please provide the business and owner/operator name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination. 


 

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Tourism and Attractions Excellence Award

 
Qualifying Organizations: "This category is open to attractions and cultural venues which contribute to the tourism experience and enhancement of the area including the CSRD. Attractions may be developed in conjunction with a natural attraction or on their own."
 
Sponsored By: Economic Development, City of Revelstoke


 

Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are the Revelstoke Summer Street Fest - Revelstoke Arts Council, Revelstoke Railway Museum & Museum Store and Revelstoke Cycling Association.  


Please provide the business name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination. 



 

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Retail and Service Excellence Award  

 
Qualifying Organizations: "Nominee has demonstrated excellence in quality, value, innovative marketing and customer service. This business is proactive in market trends, provides a variety of products, stands behind their products and services, demonstrates a good value for the price, and establishes good relationships with its customers."
 
Sponsored By:  Save On Foods

Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are 

Style Trend Clothiers, Pharmasave and Universal Footwear.  

Please provide the business name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination. 




 

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Industrial & Manufacturing Excellence Award  

 
Qualifying Organizations/Individual: "Nominee must locally manufacture a quality product or offer an industrial service that benefits the economic base of Revelstoke or CSRD and be a profitable and sustainable business."
 
Sponsored By:  Columbia Towing


    

Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are 

Lortap Architectural Millwork, Downie Timber & Selkirk Cedar and Terra Firma Farms.  

Please provide the business name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination.  




 

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Home based Business Excellence Award  

 
Qualifying Individual: "Nominee has demonstrated excellence in product innovation. A home operated business that consistently shows excellence and quality in service and merchandising. Must be a licensed home based business."
 
 
Sponsored By:  Community Futures Development Corporation, Revelstoke


 

Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are

The Popcycle, Wandering Wheels and Columbia Digital.  

Please provide the business name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination.  




 

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Community Support Excellence Award

 
Qualifying Organization/Individual: "Nominee has demonstrated support of Revelstoke through volunteer involvement and has enhanced or assisted our community through direct contribution to the quality of life within it.
 
Sponsored By:  Columbia Basin Trust


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Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are

Cathy English & Shaun Aquiline (a tie in 2017) Jan Morehouse and Randy Driediger.  

Please provide the business and/or individual name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination.  



 

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Youth Employer Award   
 
Qualifying Organization: "This award recognizes employers who are known to hire, mentor and create work experience opportunities for youth in our community.  Youth is defined as those 12-30 years of age."
 
Sponsored By:  TD Canada Trust

 

Winners over the past three years not eligible for nomination are

The Modern Bakeshop & Café, McDonald's Restaurant and Tim Hortons. 

Please provide the business name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination.



 

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Best New or Renovated Building Design  

 
Qualifying Organization/Individual: "Recognizing Revelstoke's building and development trade in design excellence." 

Sponsored By:  Selkirk Design-Works

   

Winners over the last three years not eligible for nomination are
The Explorers Society Hotel & Quartermaster Eatery, Starbucks and Coast Hillcrest Resort Hotel.  

Please provide the business and/or individuals name as well as a brief statement to support your nomination. 
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