Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce News

The Noble Pig is the Business of the Year!

16 businesses took home hardware from the Chamber of Commerce and MNP LLP business excellence awards gala.

After two-years of a hybrid awards presentation, the regional business community gathered in the ballroom of the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre to recognize outstanding businesses in 16 diverse award categories. 

“At MNP, we believe in supporting the communities where we live and work and being part of these awards over the years has been an incredible opportunity to support our community’s local businesses. Every day we work with local entrepreneurs to help them realize their business dreams, and it is exciting to see business’ being recognized for the great work they do in this community”

Jessy Sra, Partner at MNP

2022 marked the first year of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indigenous Business Excellence Award with Lash & Glow Bar Kamloops- Lashed by Natalie taking home the trophy while using her acceptance speech to discuss the importance of representation.

Executive Director, Acacia Pangilinan, adds that “The Chamber exists to amplify the business community that we serve and I am thrilled to see representation from Sun Peaks, Kamloops and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc at tonight’s gala. I am overjoyed with tonight’s program and congratulate all the winners” 

Find photos from the event via Flickr

See below for a complete list of winners:

City of Kamloops Community Service Award
Winner: Blackwell Dairy Farm Inc.

Andres Electronic Experts Retailer of the Year Award
Winner: Tumbleweed Toys

People in Motion Service Provider 1-10 Staff Award
Winner: Vertical Café

Kamloops This Week Service Provider 11+ Staff Award
Winner: The Noble Pig Brewhouse

Rocky Mountaineer Environmental Leadership Award
Winner: Kamloops Food Policy Council

CAPP Excellence in Trades Award
Winner: Weymac Electric

Open Door Group Inclusive Leadership Award
Winner: Far + Wide

BCLC Innovation Award
Winner: We Are One Composites

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indigenous Business Excellence Award
Winner: Lash & Glow Bar Kamloops- Lashed by Natalie

Surerus Murphy Joint Venture Not-For-Profit of the Year Award
Winner: United Way British Columbia

Community Futures Thompson Country Emerging Business of the Year Award
Winner: Friendly Composting Inc.

CFDC of CIFN Employer of the Year Award
Winner: Abbott Wealth Management – Harbourfront Wealth Management

Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Winner: Alexandra O’Daly, Aspect Film Works

Venture Kamloops Small Business of the Year Award
Winner: Maxwell Mechanical

Abbott Wealth Management – Harbourfront Wealth Management Business Person of the Year Award
Winner: Joshua Knaak, ARPA Investments

FIT Financial Business of the Year
Winner: The Noble Pig

MNP and the Kamloops & District Chamber congratulate all the winners and thank all our sponsors for making this event possible for our community.

Kent Wong Photography © 22-8084

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Media Contact:
Acacia Pangilinan
Executive Director, Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce

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