Business Excellence finalists announced

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the finalists for the 2016 Community and Business Excellence Awards.

  • Oct. 17, 2016 1:00 p.m.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the finalists for the 2016 Community and Business Excellence Awards sponsored by CanAus Coal Limited. There were 221 nominations representing 91 unique entries. The entries have been judged by a volunteer panel of business people from Golden to Toronto.

“This has been a fun process. As the judges send me their rankings they are all commenting on the exciting businesses and the great community investment being made by local enterprises,” said Patty Vadnais, Executive Director the of Fernie Chamber of Commerce. A VIP reception will be held tonight to celebrate the finalists and bring them together with the sponsors of the event. Approximately 70 people are expected to attend.

“The VIP reception is a way for us to do an ‘invite only’ event that really celebrates the finalists for the awards, bringing them together with the sponsors who are helping us put the event on,” said Vadnais. “Just celebrate it all before the nerves come in to play for the awards gala night.”

And the finalist are:


Spirit of Fernie

Sponsored by Best Western Plus

Fernie Mountain Lodge:

Fernie Heritage Library

Outdoor Connections

Stag Leap


Community Tourism Achievement

Sponsored by Tourism Fernie

Fernie Brewing Co.

Fernie RV Resort

Mountain High Adventures


Outstanding Customer Service

Sponsored by Rockies Law Corporation

Crumbs Cakery and Café

Fernie Super 8

Three Sisters Day Spa


New Business of the Year

Sponsored by Majic, Purdy Law

Coal Town Goods

Kettle Black Bartending

Lilac Media


Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Community Futures

East Kootenay

Essential Yoga Studio – Francesca

ter Poorte

Lance Edwards

Marsha Churchill


Team of the Year

Sponsored by EK Employment

Build Train

Fernie Alpine Resort – Adventure

Centre at the RV Park

Mow and Snow – Landscape Team


Employer of the Year

Sponsored by College of the Rockies

Ann’s Your Independent Grocer

Fernie Super 8

Mow and Snow


Fernie Business of the Year

Sponsored by CanAus Coal


Isosceles Business Systems

Mine Films

Rocky Mountain Chocolate



Chamber Business Excellence

Sponsored by Fernie Chamber of Commerce

Capasiti Consulting

Rocky Mountain Chocolate


Spa 901


Community Leadership Award

Sponsored by Finning Canada

Fernie Brewing Co.

Home Hardware

Spa 901

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