VantageOne Credit Union - Micro Business of the Year: Armstrong Carpet Care, Beacon Electric, Blue Grass Farm, Extreme Auto Detailing, Frosted Tier Cakes, Full Circle Memory Beads, Happi Dani Tea, Joyce’s Autographics, Las Margaritas Roasting, Mortgage Architects – Karen Lesser, Rhythm Productions, Saddle Up Magazine, Sea Stars Kids Boutique, Seed Computers, Sunridge Designs, Sweet Love Soaps, Tekamar Mortgages – Chris Heidt, Vintage Tattoo
Blackwell Building Movers - Small Business of the Year: Armstrong Accounting, Armstrong Dental Clinic, Armstrong Flower & Gift Shop, Armstrong Physiotherapy, Eagle Rock Plumbing and Heating, Final Touch, Fortune Creek Kennels, Gathering Grounds Thrift Store & Express Printing, Heritage Kitchen, Hill Environmental, Monashee Outdoors, North Valley Contracting, Okanagan Bike Co., OK Tire – Armstrong, Patricia Paterson Accounting, Pleasant Valley Quilting, Royal Canadian Antique Post, TNJ Plumbing & Heating, Twisted Purl Yarn Studio, Wild Oak Café, Willco Law, Your Dollar Store with More Armstrong,
Community Futures North Okanagan - Mid Size Business of the Year: Armadillo Trailers, Armstrong Optometry, Armstrong Pharmacy & Wellness, Armstrong Veterinary Clinic, Bosley’s by Pet Valu, Armstrong, Farmstrong Cider Co., Fieldstone Organics, Heaton Place Retirement Centre, Overlander Golf & Event Centre, Overlander Restaurant, Swanson Mountain Fitness, The Village Cheese Co., Valley First Credit Union, Vantage One Credit Union
Hub International Insurance - Corporate Business of the Year: Armstrong Regional Cooperative, Askews Foods Armstrong, Chapman Industries, Hytec – A Kohler Company, McDonalds – Armstrong, Nor-Val, Okanagan Restoration, Rancho Vignola, Shepherd’s Home Hardware & Outdoor Living Centre, Tolko
Shepherd’s Home Hardware & Outdoor Living Centre Employee of the Year: Colton Syrota – Farmstrong Cider Co., Darryl Davis – Shepherd’s Home Hardware, Emma Hanson – Wild Oak Café, Fallon Larter – Country Manor Kitchen, Heather Stewart – Country Manor Kitchen, Lark Lindholm – Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery, Megan Hunter – Farmstrong Cider Co., Natalie Sinnott – Swanson Mountain Fitness, Sarah Scott – PV Blvd Coffee, Tanji Woloshyn – VantageOne Credit Union, Sarah Smedley - The Higher Path
Hytec – A Kohler Company - Revitalization & Innovation Award: Armstrong Kin Club, Askews Armstrong, Bloom Flower Festivals, Caravan Farm Theatre, City of Armstrong, Hill Environmental, Interior Fire Mitigation, Muri Floral & Décor, Purple Springs Nursery, Shepherd’s Home Hardware, Wood Mountain Naturals
Township of Spallumcheen - Hospitality & Tourism Award: Armstrong Farmers Market, Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery, Bloom Flower Festivals, Blue Grass Farms, Caravan Farm Theatre, CC Bloom Flower Farm, Farmstrong Cider Co., Frugal Frocks, Historic O’Keefe Ranch, Horse Drawn Okanagan, Interior Provincial Exhibition, Sparrow Grass Field & Flower, The Village Cheese Co., Twisted Purl Yarn Studio
Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. - Organization of the Year: Armstrong Curling Club, Armstrong Farmers Market, Armstrong Garden Club, Armstrong Kin Club, Armstrong Pride Society, Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary ‘The Bargain Bin’, Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery, Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society, BC Small Wetlands Association, Haugen Healthcare Society, North Okanagan Hospice Society, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 Armstrong
The 2023 Citizen of the Year sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, City of Armstrong & Township of Spallumcheen will be announced, with the recipient being further honored during the 2023 Canada Day festivities.
Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce 2023 Community Excellence Awards
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce is proud to once again host our annual Community Excellence Awards. On Wednesday May 11th, we will come together at Farmstrong Cider Co. for an evening of networking, food, entertainment and presentations.
How does it work?
Step One - The Public Nomination Process
Nominations are open to the public now until May 1, 2023. This is YOUR opportunity to let us know who the exceptional businesses, organizations and citizens in our community are. Everyone is invited to submit a deserving business, organization or person. Ask yourself how the nominee meets the criteria - supporting documents are strongly encouraged - media mentions, photos, support letters, etc. Nominations will be accepted in the categories outlined below.
Step Two - Nominee Submission Package
Every nominee will receive an official letter of congratulations and a Community Excellence Awards submission package which will need to be completed and returned no later than May 5th to be considered for further recognition except in the case of Citizen of the Year.
Step Three - The Judging Process
Along with the public nomination information, the business submission package will be used to determine the 3 finalists in each category and the winners by an independent panel of judges from outside of the Armstrong Spallumcheen area. Based on the information and details provided by the nominees, the panel will rate the businesses against the award criteria. Exceptions to this process are the Citizen of the Year and the President’s Choice Awards – which are judged by 1 representative of the chamber board, 1 staff member and a member of the community. The deserving businesses will then be recognized publicly at the event on May 4.