2012 Community & Business Excellence Awards Nominees and Dinner

The 2012 Fernie Chamber of Commerce Community & Business Excellence nominees were announced earlier this week and it looks like there will be a lot of fresh faces at the awards dinner this year! Hosted Thursday, October 25 at the Clubhouse Restaurant, Fernie Golf and Country Club with speaker Bruce Kirkby, champagne and chocolate fountain reception, dinner and awards, it promises to be a great evening celebrating Fernie businesses, organizations and individuals that have made a difference or had an impact in 2012.

Community members had the opportunity to submit their votes over the last couple of months, and the votes were tallied to come up with the following list of nominees. Winners will be selected by a panel and announced at the awards dinner.

Citizen of the Year:
Judith Johannsson
Mario Rocco
Stephanie Rogers

Entrepreneur(s) of the Year:
Krista Turcasso & Vanessa Croome of Claris Media/Fernie Fix
Judith Johannsson & Sonya Erzinger of Ghostrider Trading
Phil Gadd of The Loaf

Young Entrepreneur(s) of the Year:
Luke Nelson & Henry Barrett of Backcountry Trail Experts
Chantel Belanger of Trillium Day Spa
Naomi Lentz of Heaven Boutique

Outstanding Customer Service:
Gearhub
Freshies
Mow and Snow

Fernie Business of the Year:
Claris Media/Fernie Fix
Fernie Brewing Company
Yama 2 Go

New Business of the Year:
Country Animal Hospital
Happy Cow
Spa 901

Community Impact Award:
The Arts Station
The Trails Alliance
Goldstar Cleaning Services

Chamber Business Excellence Award will be presented to:
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Youth Achievement Award has been presented to:
Jessica Teeple

To book your space please call 250-423-6868b. Space is limited.