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 2018 Awards Gala was be held at the The Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland, catered by Gabriella’s. We celebrated with a sold out crowd of local business owners and community stakeholders and enjoyed an evening of celebration, great food, entertainment and laughter!

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


Award Design by: Moustache Metalworks  Photo Credit: Sarah Bourne Photography

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


2018 Event Sponsor:Gold Sponsors:



Silver Sponsors:


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