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35th Annual Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

2021 Kamloops Chamber & MNP Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced 

Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP announced the finalists this afternoon for the 35th Annual Business Excellence Awards at Match Eatery + Public House and virtually via Facebook live event earlier today alongside nominees, partners and sponsors. Please see the attached list of all award finalists. 


An independent selection committee have selected the finalists of each award category by scoring each nominee individually.  Scores were then tabulated by MNP.  The committees will now interview each finalist to determine the winners of the coveted Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP Business Excellence Awards.   

Winners of the awards will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala, to be held the evening of Thursday, October 21, 2021. This event will again be a low-capacity, decentralized event at four local member restaurants, The Noble Pig, Cordo Resto + Bar, Barside Lounge & Grill, and ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits. The event will be livestreamed via Facebook Live for the community to enjoy from home powered by GK Sound.  


Daniel Carroll, President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:  

“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I want to congratulate all of the finalists on achieving this prestigious honour. The competition was stronger than ever this year with so many wonderful businesses being nominated, so making the finals is a great accomplishment.  You all reflect the best in our business community and have set high bars for success and contribution within your respective industries.  Well done and good luck!” 

Jessy Sra, Partner, MNP 

“After this challenging year, MNP is thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate the great businesses and their leaders in our community. Supporting local business has been an important initiative and we are proud to partner with the Chamber to present these awards and congratulate this year’s finalists.” 


Media Contact 

Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director 

778.257.5900 cell 

2021 Kamloops Chamber & MNP Business Excellence Awards Finalists: 

City of Kamloops 
Community Service Award 

  1. Lyons Landscaping 
  1. C&C Resources for Life 
  1. A Groess Underground 

Open Door Group 

Inclusive Leadership Award 

  1. New Gold Inc. – New Afton Mine 
  1. Kamloops Indian Band Corporation 
  1. Far + Wide 

Kamloops Chamber 
Environmental Leadership Award 

  1. Fiddleheads Violin Studio 
  1. Lyons Landscaping 
  1. Arrow Transportation 

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers 

Excellence in Trades 

  1. Five Oak Contracting Ltd. 
  1. JUL Construction Ltd. 
  1. Middleton Energy Installations and Middleton Energy Services Ltd. 


Retailer Award 

  1. Far + Wide 
  1. Real Deals on Home Decor Kamloops 
  1. Nu Leaf Produce Market 


Service Provider 1 – 10 Staff Award 

  1. Ocean Pacific Adventure Sports 
  1. CentreCore HVAC Services Ltd. 
  1. Nuance Dance Studio 

Kamloops This Week 

Service Provider 11+ Staff Award 

  1. Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre 
  1. NextGen Electrical Services 
  1. Middleton Energy Installations and Middleton Energy Services Ltd. 


Innovation Award 

  1. New Gold Inc. – New Afton Mine 
  1. Arrow Transportation Systems Inc. 
  1. Monte Creek Winery 

Kamloops Chamber  

Development of the Year 

  1. Arpa investments Ltd. 
  1. Kelson Group 
  1. Nationwide Self Storage and Auto Wash LP 

Kamloops Chamber 

Employer of the Year 

  1. Cutting Edge Consulting 
  1. JUL Construction Ltd. 
  1. Forward Law 

Community Futures Thompson Country 

Emerging Business of the Year  

  1. Friendly Composting 
  1. Bright Eye Brewing 
  1. Pepper – Your Badass Business BFF Inc. 

TRU School of Business and Economics  

Young Entrepreneur of the Year  

  1. Calli-Jo Duncan, Far + Wide 
  1. Jon Hudon, Ocean Pacific Adventure Sports 
  1. Cassidy Watt, Cassidy Watt Artistry Collective 

Kamloops Chamber 

Not-For-Profit of the Year 

  1. Mount Paul Community Food Centre 
  1. ASK Wellness Society 
  1. Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society 
  1. The Mustard Seed Kamloops 

Venture Kamloops 

Small Business of the Year 

  1. Thompson Cleaners and Tailors 
  1. Nu Leaf Produce Market 
  1. Fiddleheads Violin Studio 

Abbott Wealth Management IPC 

Business Person of the Year 

  1. Maeghan Summers, The Noble Pig Brewhouse and Forno on 5th 
  1. Margot Middleton, Middleton Petroleum Services 
  1. Dawn MacKenzie, Seasons Health Therapies 
  1. Greg Klohn, GK Sound 

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