2017 Business Excellence Awards

The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 3rd Annual Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The theme, “A Celebration of Success”, supports the Trail Chamber’s goal to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our members and the local business community.

5:30pm Doors open
6pm Opening remarks & silent auction commences
6:30pm Dinner
8pm Awards ceremony
9pm Dance
*Safe rides home will be available!

A gourmet 4 course meal will be prepared by chef John from Premier Chef Services and will include fresh, local ingredients. The musical entertainment for the evening is Sax Drive featuring Clinton Swanson. Call 250-368-3144 to purchase tickets until September 22. Prices are $60 for members, $65 for non-members and table of 8 discounts are available.


Top 5 Nominees:

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Trail & District Chamber of Commerce

Dan Ashman – AM Ford
Mary Austin – Austin Engineering
William Trowell – Selkirk Security Services
Cary Fisher – Redstone Resort
David Ferraro – Ferraro Foods

Employer of the Year

Selkirk Security Services
Tails Pet Supplies
Liberty Foods
Ferraro Foods
Aria – Art of Hair

Emerging Entrepreneur Award – Sponsored by Community Futures of Greater Trail

Kenny White – Kenny White Contracting
Ken Smitheram – Kootenay Chrysler
Colin Jaeck – Mow It All
Krista Gaudry Marino – Luca Hair & Esthetiques
Christine Therriault-Finke & Tamsin Snodgrass – Movin’ Mountains Therapy Services

Excellence Under 40 Award – Sponsored by Selkirk Security Services

Alicia Gray – Bombshack Apparel
Keelan Bourdon & Jordan Strobel – Apex Multimedia
Andrew van der Ham – Elevate Sport & Health
Scott Emery – City Centre Chiropractic
Leticia Nugent – Record Ridge Denture Clinic

Tourism Award – Sponsored by AM Ford

Rossland Beer Company
Trail Beer Refinery
Trail Smoke Eaters
Red Mountain Resort
Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery

Go Green Award

DynaPro Automotive
Earthy Organics
Gaia Janitorial Services
Hall Printing
West Kootenay EcoSociety

Customer Service Award – Sponsored by FortisBC

Elite Physiotherapy
The Red Pair Shoe Store
Maglio Building Centre
Power Tech Electric
Home Hardware

Community Impact Award – Sponsored by Keystone Appraisals

Royal Theatre
Atco Wood Products
Kootenay Savings Credit Union
incrEDIBLE trail

Professional Service Award

Elite Physiotherapy
Bella Tire Service Centre
Century 21 Kootenay Homes
Virtual Heights Accounting
Grant Thornton LLP

Retail Award – Sponsored by Selkirk Security Services

Country Roads
Gerick Sports
Mountain Nugget Chocolate Company
Out of the Cellar
The Doorway


Event Sponsor:

Selkirk Security Services

Gold Sponsors:

Community Futures of Greater Trail
Keystone Appraisals
Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation
AM Ford

Silver Sponsors:

Columbia Basin Trust
Columbia Power
Home Hardware

Bronze Sponsors:

i4C Innovation
Kootenay Savings Credit Union


Sponsors of the Business Excellence Awards will take advantage of a unique and distinguished opportunity to associate their businesses with the very best in our area. Sponsorship of this event is an excellent investment, with the opportunity to increase the profile of your business and to enhance our community. Click here to view the sponsorship package


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