Are you on the nominees list for the Revelstoke chamber Business Excellence Awards?

This year's Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards nominees list is long. Did you make the cut?

File photo: The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards gala from a previous year. Photo: Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce has released the list of nominees for their annual Business Excellence Awards. The awards ceremony takes place on Nov. 4 of this year. This year’s list of nominees is quite long, and includes nominations in categories ranging from entrepreneurial excellence to

Here are the nominees:

Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

“Nominee has taken or overcome a risk to achieve success in their field. Shows exemplary initiatives in business. Demonstrates exceptional skills in providing the existing business to grow. The business must be less than two years old, or be an existing business that has developed a new product or service in the last two years.”

Bart & Tracey Larson – Mt. Begbie Brewing

Craig McKee – Diversified Cleaning Services

Jean-Marc LaFlamme – Entrepreneur

Josh & Jenn McLafferty – Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery

Lauren Barras – Boulder Mountain Massage Studio

Lauren Webster & John Pierce – Dose

Sara Sansom – Feather and Stone

Sarah-Jeanne Bernard, Olivier & Sonia – Le Marche

Olivier Dutiel & Sonia Rattè – La Baguette expanded restaurant

Diane & Stephen Bull – The Annex

Stephen & Rebeka Jenkins & Olivier Dutiel – Quartermaster Eatery

Stephen & Rebeka Jenkins – Explorers Society Hotel

Business Person of the Year

“This local business person is an excellent role model and is seen as a leader in the business community. Has a history of innovative ideas and business excellence. Nominee must be an active participant (owner/manager) in a for profit business.”

Aimee Schalles – McKenzie Peak Law Group

Andrew Danyluk – Tantrum Ride Co.

Chester Beerling – Begbie Glass

Claudio Burnetti – Grizzly Sports Bar & Grill

David Evans – MacKenzie Village

Dayna Leonard – Pip and Dex

Diane Bull – The Annex/Style Trend Clothiers/Mint Magazine

Fred Beruschi – The Regent Hotel/Best Western/Cheers/Traverse Night Club/ Stoke Hotel/Boulder Mnt. Liquor Store/ Revelstoke Land & Development

Jen and Mark Baron – Somewon/Integrated Apparel

Jordan Cochrane – Jordan Cochrane Construction Ltd.

Lauren Webber – Dose Coffee

Lewis Hendrickson – Vic Van Isle Construction Ltd.

Lisa Lamothe – Sandman Hotel Inn

Roberta Bobicki – Revelstoke Credit Union

Sara Sansom – Birch and Lace/Feather and Stone

Stacey Lamont – Your Office and Art Centre

Stephen and Rebeka Jenkins – The Explorers Society

Steven Cross – Revelstoke Outdoors

Business of the Year

“Nominee has demonstrated all-round excellence through innovation, sustainable development, customer service, risk taking and community support.”

Birch & Lace

Boulder Mountain Massage Studio

Craft Bierhaus

Eagle Pass Heliski

Everything Revelstoke

1st Impressions Hair Salon

Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery

Revelstoke Equipment Rentals

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing

Stoke FM

Style Trend Clothiers

The Taco Club

Terra Firma Farms

The Explorer’s Society Hotel

The Powder Springs

The Sandman Hotel

Tree Construction

Universal Footwear

Zalas Restaurant

Employee of the Year

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence and dedication to their employer, provided support to other employees and demonstrated excellent customer service skills.”

Annette Pawlitsky – RCU insurance

Cathy Suraci – Save-On- Foods

Chris Duncan – Stoke Shuttle

Colette Poirier – Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing

Crystal Donato – 1st Impressions

Crystal Robichaud – Revelstoke Credit Union

Debbie Morabito – Revelstoke Credit Union

Doug Pendergast – City of Revelstoke

Elaine Campbell – School District 19 Revelstoke

Geno Boiley – Resort Express

Harumi Sakiyama – Revelstoke Museum & Archives

Iannick Cyr Michaud -The Explorers Society Hotel

Jacqueline Kelsall – Tree Construction

Jean Arnold – TD Bank

John Morrison – Everything Revelstoke

Kiel Mason – Eagle Pass Heliski

Kristin Smit – Third St. Chiropractic

Luisa Corton – Sandman Hotel Revelstoke

Mandy Leonard – Mackenzie Peak Law Group

Michelle Renaud – Revelstoke Equipment Rentals/SCORE/R Carwash etc.

Naomi Morgan-Sutton Place

Nicky Ball – City of Revelstoke

Paula Hayden – Sandman Hotel Revelstoke

Randy Knecht – Jacobson Ford

Roma Threatful – Revelstoke Credit Union

Sandra Grant – Revelstoke Credit Union

Simon Allwein,- Integrated Apparel

Tammy Sutherland – Home Hardware

Zuzana Chmielova – Main Street Cafe

Accommodations Excellence Award

“Nominee has demonstrated and consistently delivered a top-quality product and outstanding customer service.”

Alpen Rose B&B

Best Western Revelstoke

McCarty B&B

Monashee Lodge

Powder Pillow B&B

Ramada Revelstoke

Swiss Chalet Motel

The Explorers Society

The Stoke Hotel

Food Service Excellence Award

112 Restaurant


Big Eddy Pub

Chubby Funsters




Main Street Cafe

Minh Tuyet’s Vietnamese Bistro

Mountain Meals

Padrino’s Pizzaria

Paramjit’s Kitchen

The Quartermaster Eatery

The Taco Club

Woolsey Creek Café Bistro

Zala’s Steak & Pizza

Tourism and Attractions Excellence Award

“This category is open to attractions and cultural venues which contribute to the tourism experience and enhancement of the area. Attractions may be developed in conjunction with a natural attraction or on their own”

Apex Rafting

Beaver Lodge Kids Bike Park

Big Eddy Market

Eagle Pass Heliskiing Ltd.

Enchanted Forest

Luna Art Festival

Natural Escapes Kayak Tours

Parks Canada – Beaver Lodge Bike Park

Revelstoke Paragliding

Revelstoke Dam – BC Hydro

Revelstoke Street Fest – Revelstoke Arts Council

Revy Riders Dirt Bike Club

Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing

Sky Trek Adventure Park

Revelstoke Snowmobile Club – Welcome Centre

The Canadian Snowbirds Visit – Robert Powadiuk City of Revelstoke

Economic Development & RMR

Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town

Wild Blue Yonder Whitewater Rafting

Retail and Service Excellence Award

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence in quality, value, innovative marketing and customer service. This business is proactive in market trends, provides a variety of products, stands behind their products and services, demonstrates a good value for the price, and establishes good relationships with its customers”

1st Impressions Hair Salon

Big Mountain Kitchen

Flowt Bikes & Skis

Free Spirit Sports

Red Apple

Revelstoke Family Pharmacy (People’s Drug Mart)

Revy Outdoors


Society Snow & Skate

Stay Cool Automotive

Stoke Roasted Coffee

Style Trend Clothiers

Tantrum Ride Co.

Valhalla Pure Outfitters Revelstoke

Industrial and Manufacturing Excellence Award

“Nominee must locally manufacture a quality product. Should benefit the economic base of Revelstoke, through the manufacturing of their product, and be a profitable and sustainable business.”

East End Auto

Jordan Cochrane Construction Ltd.

Lortap Architectural Millwork

Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

Revelstoke Electric

Revelstoke Garage

Stay Cool Automotive

Stoke Works

Take to Heart Specialty Wood Products

Tree Construction

Vic Van Isle Construction

Home Based Business Excellence Award

“Nominee has demonstrated excellence in product innovation. A home operated business that consistently shows excellence and quality in service and merchandising. Must be a licensed home based business”

Calico & Lace Creations (Seamstress) – Wendy Lucas

Jumping Creek Pottery – Kaitlan Murphy

Monashee Drafting and Design – Melanie Bernier

Pip & Dex Custom Cakes and Cupcakery – Dayna Leonard

The Popcycles – Lucy RobidouxRevelstoke

Tree Care – Bob Walker

Sensitive Sisterhood – Jackie McDonald

Terra Firma Farms – Terra Park

Touch of Elegance – Tanya Secord

Track Street Growers – Sarah Harper & Stu Smith

Walks & Fun Dogwalking – Inga Legowiecka

Community Support Excellence Award

“Nominee has demonstrated support of Revelstoke through volunteer involvement and has enhanced or assisted our community through direct contribution to the quality of life within it”

Amar Bal

Cathy English

Clara Maltby

Dennis Berraducci

Ginger Shoji

Graham Harper

Jean-Marc LaFlamme

Keri Knapp

Melissa Hemphill

Miriam Manley

Nicole Fricot

Revelstoke Credit Union

Royal Bank Revelstoke Employees

Shaun Aquiline

Steven Hui

Tracey Spannier

Victoria Strange

Youth Employer Award

“This award recognizes employers who are known to hire, mentor and create work experience opportunities for youth in our community. Youth is defined as those 12-30 years of age.”


Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Sandman Inn Revelstoke


Style Trend Clothiers

Subway Revelstoke

The Annex

The Modern Bakeshop & Café

The Nomad

The Roxy Theatre

Zalas Steak & Pizza House

Best New or Renovated Building Design

“Recognizing Revelstoke’s building and development trade in design excellence.”

Eagle Pass Heli Lodge

Jordan Cochrane Construction Ltd. – 1760 Westerburg Road

Mt. Begbie Brewing Company Ltd.

The Annex

The Explorers Society Hotel & Quartermaster Eatery

The Stoke Hotel

Tree Construction

Wild Blue Yonder Whitewater Rafting