Winners of the Fernie Business Excellence Awards Announced

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce unveiled the winners of their annual Fernie Business Excellence Awards at a reduced-capacity event that was livestreamed on Facebook on Friday night. Awards were given out across 12 categories, as listed below. 

Citizen of the Year 
(Sponsored by the City of Fernie) 
Krista Turcasso 

Chamber Business Legacy Award 
(Sponsored by Claris Media) 
Canyon Raft Company  

Business of the Year 
(Sponsored by North Coal) 
Fernie Brewing Co. 

Community Tourism Achievement Award
(Sponsored by Tourism Fernie) 
Fernie Trails Alliance  

Employer of the Year 
(Sponsored by College of The Rockies)
Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership 

Environmental Sustainability Award 
(Sponsored by Fernie Fox Hotel) 
Fernie Brewing Co. 

Business Innovation Award 
(Sponsored by East Kootenay Community Credit Union) 
Fernie Catering Co. 

Businessperson of the Year 
(Sponsored by The Free Press) 
Dave Morrison, Island Lake Lodge 

Community Group of the Year 
(Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust) 
Fernie Family Housing Society 

New Business of the Year 
(Sponsored by Fernie Alpine Resort) 
Local Store, Wildsight Elk Valley 

Outstanding Customer Service Award 
(Sponsored by Western Financial Group)
Freshies Cafe 

People’s Choice Award 
(Sponsored by Rockies Law Corporation)
Fernie Distillers 

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce congratulates all the winners, finalists, and nominees of this year’s awards. The Fernie Chamber also extends its sincere gratitude to title sponsor North Coal, featured sponsors Hearing Loss Clinic and Teck, and all the awards sponsors for making the event possible.