Business awards going ahead
Brianne Foley - Apr 08, 2021 - Biz Releases

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Diverse Training Centre captured the 2020 Small Business of the Year award.

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and MNP announced Wednesday that the 35th annual Business Excellence Awards will go forward this year.

“The Business Excellence Awards is an opportunity to celebrate local business in Kamloops,” Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director Acacia Pangilinan said in a press release. “They are our neighbours, partners and friends who work diligently for our community creating the culture and charm we all enjoy.

“I encourage you to take a moment to nominate the hardworking and deserving businesses around our community, in one of 16 award categories. Let’s continue to show them support.”

In those 16 categories, residents can nominate emerging startup companies, local legends or innovative entrepreneurs, to name a few.

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has recognized the resilience and ingenuity of businesses through this program since 1986. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, this year’s awards will be live-streamed through four Kamloops partner restaurants.

“At MNP we believe in supporting the communities where we live, and being part of these awards for the third year has been an amazing opportunity to support local businesses,” MNP senior manager Jessy Sra said.

“We work with entrepreneurs every day to help them realize their business dreams, and it is exciting to see any business being recognized for the great work they do in this community, for their employees and their customers.”

In 2020, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce put more than $40,000 back into local businesses through the award program, which it hopes to exceed this year.

Nominations will be open until 11:59 p.m. on May 31. Finalists will be announced in July, and the awards show will take place in October.

To nominate a business, click here.

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