Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2020

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is taking its annual Business Excellence Awards digital- but not the way you may think. Between September 2nd and 4th 2020 nominees for each category will be announced on Cranbrook Chamber social accounts. September 9th through 11th 2020 recipients for each award will be announced on social channels and

Each recipient will be honoured with a red-carpet photo shoot that will take place on September 18th, 2020. Congratulations to all who were nominated, and thank you to everyone who submitted nominations.

Please see this year’s award categories and nominees below:


Business of the Year 1 – 15 Employees – Sponsored by The Bedroom Furniture Galleries

  • M&M Food Market
  • Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment
  • Canadian Rockies Landscape
  • ARQ Mountain Centre
  • GO Cranbrook magazine
  • The Paw Shop
  • Wells Photographic Design
  • Flooring Superstore
  • Fisher Peak Renovations & Construction LTD

Business of the Year 16+ Employees – Sponsored by St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

  • Rona
  • Carstar Cranbrook Signal Collision
  • Heritage Inn
  • Staples
  • Cranbrook Townsman
  • Home Hardware

Hospitality & Tourism Excellence – Sponsored by Ktunaxa Nation Economic & Investment Sector

  • Cranbrook History Centre
  • Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort
  • Wildstone Golf Course
  • Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo
  • St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
  • Heid Out and Fisher Peak Brewery
  • Sunshine Houseboats & Marina

Non Profit Organization of the Year – Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust

  • Aqanttanam Housing Society
  • Cranbrook Tritons Swim Club
  • Cranbrook Community Theatre
  • Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary
  • East Kootenay Foundation for Health
  • Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies
  • Cranbrook Boys & Girls Club (Youth Impact Program)
  • Key City Theatre

Business to Business Excellence – Sponsored by IG Wealth Management

  • EK Freedom Business and Tax Centre
  • Reactive Welding
  • Kootenay Landscape
  • Desk & Chair Office Solutions
  • RM Office Solutions
  • Hryciuk Gallinger Chartered Professionals
  • Isosceles Business Systems
  • Kootenay Computers

Inclusive Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Kootenay Employment Services, REALM, and Cranbrook Society for Community Living

  • Safeway
  • ABC Country Restaurant
  • Max’s Place
  • Hot Shots
  • Affordable Floors
  • Home Depot

Professional Services Excellence – Sponsored by The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

  • Laurie Goodlad – Blue Sky Realty
  • Jason Wheeldon Personal Real Estate Corporation
  • Berry Architecture & Associates
  • The Hearing Loss Clinic
  • Tarralin D. Hanson, Notary Public
  • Commitment to Care Resources
  • Westland Insurance Group Ltd (Victoria Avenue)
  • Apex Accounting
  • Kootenay Canine Adventures

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by College of the Rockies Alumni Network

  • Grady Pasiechnyk – Kootenay Media/ Wine Works
  • Jenn Postlethwaite – M&M Food Market
  • Sjaane Beattie – Kootenay Life Cycle
  • Dustin Willoughby – Fisher Peak Renovations
  • Jordan Nering – Artistic Media Productions
  • Candace Pickering – Kootenay Grounds
  • Dr Katelyn Mudry ND
  • Kelsey & Sarah Taylor- MJ’s Floral
  • Matt Ford – East Kootenay Regional Laundry / JJ’s Laundry
  • Arielle Dyment – My Sober Compass

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Dunlop Truck Centres

  • Drift Boutique
  • Groundfloor Coworking Space
  • Dr Katelyn Mudry ND
  • Meraki Mechanical
  • Bruteforce Cribbing
  • My Sober Compass

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by TD

  • Ryan Doehle
  • Joey Hoeschmann
  • Steve & Cara Campen
  • John Facey
  • Frank Sandor
  • Jim Szakacs
  • Ty Kreutzer

Retail Excellence – Sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay

  • Real Deals Cranbrook
  • Andre’s Eelctronic Experts
  • Bedroom Furniture Galleries
  • The Brick
  • Sweet Gestures

Customer Service Excellence – Sponsored by New Dawn Developments

  • Sun Valley Nissan
  • Cranbrook Hyundai
  • Cranbrook Pest Control
  • Huckleberry Books
  • Bighorn Electric
  • Kootenay Soulfood Ltd.

Age Friendly Business of the Year – Sponsored by Golden Life Management

  • Pharmasave
  • Save On Foods
  • Runners RV