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Business Excellence Awards Finalists Revealed by the Chamber of Commerce

Kamloops – The Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce and MNP announced their finalists for the 2022 Business Excellence Awards at a special event hosted by the Paramount Theatre home of the Kamloops Film Society on Thursday, July 21. The awards program received a total of 177 nominations, 106 of which are unique businesses. This is up from 95 unique businesses from last year’s program. 

Please see the below list of all award finalists.

City of Kamloops Community Service Award

Andres Electronic Experts Retailer of the Year Award

People in Motion Service Provider 1-10 Staff Award

Kamloops This Week Service Provider 11+ Staff Award

Rocky Mountaineer Environmental Leadership Award

CAPP Excellence in Trades Award

Open Door Group Inclusive Leadership Award

BCLC Innovation Award

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indigenous Business Excellence Award

Surerus Murphy Joint Venture Not-For-Profit of the Year Award

Community Futures Thompson Country Emerging Business of the Year Award

CFDC of CIFN Employer of the Year Award

Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Venture Kamloops Small Business of the Year Award

Abbott Wealth Management – Harbourfront Wealth Management Business Person of the Year Award


Thirty Selection Committee members have selected the finalists of each award category by scoring each nominee independently.  Scores were then tabulated by MNP.  The committees will now interview each finalist to determine the winners of the coveted Kamloops & District 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 27 at the Coast Hotel. Tickets are on-sale now at kamloopschamber.ca

Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director of the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce

“On behalf of the Chamber, I want to wish the finalists our sincere congratulations on achieving this prestigious honour. Your businesses are setting the standard for businesses practices in your industry, and in our community.”

Jessy Sra, PARTNER at MNP“MNP is thrilled to sponsor these awards. Congratulations to all of the finalists. These awards recognize the ingenuity and excellence of businesses in Kamloops as well as the entrepreneurs behind the scenes that make Kamloops a great place to work, play and do business.” 

Media Contact:  
Acacia Pangilinan, 
Executive Director
Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce
E: acacia@kamloopschamber.ca 
P: 778-257-5900

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