Business Excellence Awards


Photo Credit: Sarah Bourne Photography

The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce takes great pride in the accomplishments of our members and the local business community we serve. That’s why we’re so pleased to host our Business Excellence Awards each year to recognize businesses large and small in the Trail and District area.

An Evening of Excellence!
The 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala will be held at the The Columbo Lodge in Trail. We look forward to celebrating with another sold out crowd of local business owners and community stakeholders in 2019 for an evening of celebration, great food, entertainment and laughter!

Contact the Chamber at (250) 368-3144 if you would like to be a sponsor for the 2019 event.


Award Design by: Moustache Metalworks

2018 Winners

  1. Business Person of the Year – Petri Raito (Rossland Beer Company)
  2. Employer of the Year – Selkirk Security Services (William & Stacey Trowell)
  3. Emerging Entrepreneur Award – Alicia Gray (Bombshack Apparel)
  4. Excellence Under 40 Award – Kenny White (Kenny White Contracting)
  5. Tourism Award – Trail Smoke Eaters
  6. Go Green Award – Luca Hair & Esthetics (Krista Gaudry Marino)
  7. Community Impact Award – Kootenay Savings Credit Union
  8. Customer Service Award – Ron Allibone & Darlene Abenante (Fair Realty)
  9. Professional Service Award – Elite Physiotherapy (Dave Abenante)
  10. Retail Award – Good Stuff (Ashley & Thomas Hodgson)
  11. Business of the Year – Bombshack Apparel

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsors are an essential and visible part of the event. A sponsorship package will provide exposure to 500+ business owners and operators in the Trail & District area. Position your organization as a supporter of local business, raise the profile of your organization and capitalize on the events’ gathering of key industry players.

We are also accepting silent auction items. The silent auction is a great way to promote your product and/or services to the local business community.

Stay tuned for the 2019 Sponsorship Package.

2018 Event Sponsor:Gold Sponsors:



Silver Sponsors:


Silent Auction Contributors:


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