2019 Business Excellence Award Finalists

On October 16, 2019 the Fernie Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2019 Fernie Business Excellence Awards. Each nominee was asked to complete an award application which was judged by an independent panel of judges from outside the Fernie area. The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala, which will be held Friday, October 25 at the Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge starting at 6:30pm. Limited tickets are vailable for the Awards Gala, so get in touch with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce to purchase yours.

"We would like to thank our sponsors: North Coal, Teck, Western Financial Group, Super 8 Fernie, East Kootenay Community Credit Union, Fernie Brewing Company and Claris Media. We would also like to thank the sponsors of each award, as indicated below," said Brad Parsell, the Executive Director of the Fernei Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations to this year's nominees and to the finalists! Fernie is full of such a diverse and successful range of businesses who make us proud and grateful daily.

2019 Citizen of the Year Award - Sponsored by the City of Fernie
Recipient announced at the awards gala

2019 Volunteer of the Year Award - Sponsored by The Free Press
Recipient announced at the awards gala

2019 Spirit of Fernie Award - Sponsored by Telus
Angel Flight East Kootenay
Carolla’s Crue
Fernie Seniors Society

2019 Community Tourism Achievement Award - Sponsored by Tourism Fernie)
Fernie Brewing Company
Snow Valley Lodging
Stag Leap Running Co

2019 Outstanding Customer Service Award - Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust
Gearhub
Island Lake Lodge
Spa 901

2019 New Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by Fernie Alpine Resort Summit Fund
Branch Out Learning
Fernie Distillers
Stocked Co

2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay
Fernie Distillers
Lilac Media
Pet Tech Care

2019 Team of the Year Award - Sponsored by TD Bank
Fernie School Aged Care
McGiver Woodworks
Sparrow Hair

2019 Employer of the Year Award - Sponsored by College of the Rockies
Island Lake Lodge
Spa 901
Western Financial Group

2019 Fernie Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by North Coal
Coal Town Goods
Fernie Lodging Company
Nevados

2019 People’s Choice Award - Sponsored by Rockies Law Corporation
Bridge Bistro
Carolla’s Crue
Super 8 Fernie

2019 Chamber Legacy Award - Sponsored by Fernie Distillers

Recipient announced at awards gala

2019 Community Leadership Award - Sponsored by Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge
Fernie Distillers
Island Lake Lodge
Super 8 Fernie