Chamber awards

Fernie Chamber Awards:New business of the year,Fernie business of the year...

New business of the year:

Gearhub

Jamie Jackson from GPI Chartered Accountants presents New Business of the Year Award to Mark Hall, John Levesque and Marc Ledoux of Gearhub

 

 

“Thanks so much. We just love what we do every day and try to do the best job to get every one set up and we have a great relationship with everyone in the store.” – Mark

 

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Fernie business of the year:

Giv ‘Er Shirtworks

 

Jamie Jackson from GPI Chartered Accountants presents Fernie Business of the Year to Kieran Summers of Giv ‘Er Shirtworks

 

 

“I am quite surprised but honoured. It’s been coming on eight years we have been kicking around Fernie. This makes all the long hours and hard work worth while. I have a great staff. This is as much for my staff as for me, I really appreciate it.” – Kieran

 

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Outstanding customer service:

Gearhub

 

Andy Cohen from Fernie Alpine Resorts presents Oustanding Customer Service Award to Marc Ledoux, Mark Hall and John Levesque from Gearhub.

 

 

“This really goes towards the staff at Gearhub. We couldn’t do what we do without them. I am the luckiest owner in the valley. We love what we do.” – John

 

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Chamber Business Excellence:

Ghostrider Trading

Dave Hamilton from The Free Press and a Member of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors presents the Chamber Business Excellence Award to Judith Johannsson and Sonya from Ghostrider Trading Company

 

 

“Ghostrider Trading will be 11 years old this month. Of course we have wonderful staff. We are so lucky. We have a wonderful community to work in and we adore Fernie and our wonderful customers.” – Judith

 

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Entrepreneur(s) of the year:

CP Catering

Gayle Taylor from Community futures East Kootenay presents Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Lillis Perreault and Fredrik Bergkzist from CP Catering.

 

 

“I want to thank our staff. They are the most important in our company. We have been here for many years and never received an award so we very much appreciate it.” – Lillis

 

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Young entrepreneur of the year:

El Guapo Mexican Diner

Joni Krats from Teck presents Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Scott Prentice from El Guapo Mexican Diner.

 

 

“I want to thank all my friends from the South, not the US, but Mexico! Thanks a lot.” – Scott

 

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Community impact award:

Fernie Ghostriders hockey team

Steve Parry from Finning Canada presents Community Impact Award to Linda Moulton and Rose Mangone from the Fernie Ghostriders Junior B Hockey Team.

 

 

“We would like to thank everyone. We work very hard to make sure everyone has a good time at the games. Thank you so much.” – Linda

 

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Citizen of the year:

Mary Giuliano

 

Mayor Cindy Corrigan from the City of Fernie presents Citizen of the Year Award to Mary Giuliano

 

 

“I didn’t prepare anything as the competition was so tough I didn’t think I would win. Listening to the descriptions of the other two, I did not think I was getting this. I want to really thank the people that nominated me.” – Mary

 

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