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Nelson Chamber salutes local business at 2023 Business Excellence Awards

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
March 31st, 2023

The Nelson Chamber of Commerce saluted local businesses and business leaders at the annual Business Excellence Awards Thursday evening at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort.

The Business Excellence awards, held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, celebrates local business in and around the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

The Nelson Chamber of Commerce believes that the business community is an integral part of the region and drives the economical sustainability with the Business Excellence Awards focusing on the strength and innovation within every entrepreneur to take an idea and use it as the foundation for building a business.

In-person judging takes place after the list of nominations has been reviewed to determine the finalists in each category.

Business of the Year

  • Kalesnikoff Lumber — Winner
  • Kootenay Co-op
  • Whitewater Ski Resort

Hospitality Excellence

  • The Royal — Winner
  • Amandas
  • Broken Hill
  • Pitchfork
  • Hume Hotel Patio

Tourism Excellence

  • Nelson and Kootenay Lake Tourism — Winner
  • Kokanee Mountain Zipline
  • Ainsworth Hot Springs
  • Baldface

Retail Excellence

  • Zinnia Textiles
  • Valhalla Pure Outfitters
  • Hippersons/Home Building Centre — Winner
  • Nelson Olive Oil

Non-Profit Community Organization

  • Nelson Road Kings
  • Kootenay Career Development Society — Winner
  • Nelson Cares
  • SHARE Housing
  • Kootenay Co-op Radio

Rising Star

  • Beauties Pizza
  • Studio 88
  • Ashman’s Smash Burgers — Winner
  • Taylor and Mae
  • Horse and Snake Vintage

Professional Service

  • Peak to Moon Service
  • Vitality Health
  • Family Financial
  • Maybank Mobile Veterinary Services
  • Kays Contracting — Winner

Technology-Innovation Excellence

  • Live it Earth.
  • Drop Sprockets
  • SMRT1 Technologies
  • Spearhead
  • Woody Nelson — Winner

Inclusive Employer

  • Nelson Cares
  • Oso Negro
  • Nelson Boxing & Athletics
  • Save On Foods — Winner

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