2021 Fernie Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Join the Fernie Chamber of Commerce for the 2021 Fernie Business Excellence Awards!

The winners will be announced at an exclusive in person social with the finalists and sponsors in attendance with the award presentations being live streamed to the Fernie Chamber's Facebook page for the general public to tune into. facebook.com/ferniechamber.

Let’s celebrate the success and impact of these businesses, organizations and individuals! Here are this year’s categories and finalists:

Community Tourism Achievement
Sponsored by Tourism Fernie 

  • Fernie Brewing Co.
  • Fernie Trails Alliance
  • Island Lake Lodge


Employer of the Year
Sponsored by College of The Rockies 

  • Fernie Brewing Co
  • Nupqu Resources
  • Teck

Fernie Business of the Year
Sponsored by North Coal 

  • Edge of the World
  • Fernie Brewing Co.
  • Rooftop Coffee Roasters

Environmental Sustainability
Sponsored by Fernie Fox Hotel 

  • Elk River Alliance
  • Fernie Brewing Co.
  • Local

Business Innovation
Sponsored by East Kootenay Community Credit Union 

  • Fernie Catering Co.
  • Raging Elk Hostel
  • Vogue Theatre

Businessperson of the Year
Sponsored by The Free Press 

  • Dave Morrison
  • Keegan Street
  • Mark Hall

Community Group of the Year
Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust 

  • Cycling Without Age
  • Fernie Family Housing Society
  • Fernie Pride Society

New Business of the Year
Sponsored by Fernie Alpine Resort 

  • Elk Valley Furniture Studio
  • Le Bon Pain
  • Local

Outstanding Customer Service
Sponsored by Western Financial Group 

  • Copper-tip plumbing and Heating
  • Eldho’s Your Independent Grocer
  • Freshies Cafe

People’s Choice Award
Sponsored by Rockies Law Corporation 

  • Eldho’s Your Independent Grocer
  • Fernie Distillers
  • Stick & Stone Cannabis Co.