Greater Westside Board of Trade
2016 Key Business Awards Recipients
The Greater Westside Board of Trade hosted its annual Key Business Awards Gala Thursday September 29 at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar at Two Eagles Golf Course.
“The gala was a resounding success with new awards, live entertainment and well received silent and live auctions. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to Title Sponsor, 3BP Solutions and our corporate sponsors and judges. We are proud to have a record attendance of 130 plus people,” says Chair Norm LeCavalier.
In honour of West Kelowna resident, farmer and business person, Geoffrey Paynter, who recently passed away, the Greater Westside Board of Trade was pleased to launch a new award called the Geoffrey Paynter Citizen of The Year. “Geoffrey was passionate about his family, his work and his faith. His involvement with the development and progression of the Westside was integral. Recognizing his contributions was an easy decision for the Board of Directors,” adds LeCavalier. “Having Mrs. Marci Paynter and her family and friends attend made it a very special evening.”
A second new category was added this year, Performing Arts, to recognize the incredible talent and commitment of musicians, magicians, theatre, drama and dance. The first-ever winner of this award was popular Mount Boucherie Secondary music teacher, Craig Thomson, who was also performing during the gala along with Neville Bowman, Scott Gamble and Jim Ryan.
Awards listed below with accompanying sponsor & winner’s name
PERFORMING ARTS sponsored by HERGOTT LAW:
COMMUNITY & PUBLIC SERVICE sponsored by WEST KELOWNA CITY:
TOURISM & HOSPITALITY sponsored by LET’S GO TRANSPORTATION:
SMALL BUSINESS sponsored by CIBC & RANDY BEUSELINCK, MORTGAGE BROKER:
ABORIGINAL BUSINESS sponsored by WESTBANK FIRST NATION:
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR sponsored by GLOBAL ROADWAY MAINTENANCE:
Scott Moran, Professional Forager
SUSTAINABLE GREEN BUSINESS sponsored by FORTIS BC:
LARGE BUSINESS sponsored by SCOTIABANK:
NEW BUSINESS sponsored by WHITE KENNEDY:
PLATINUM SERVICE PROVIDER sponsored by TD BANK:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR sponsored by KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
For further info please contact Karen Beaubier, Executive Director, Greater Westside Board of Trade 250.768.3378 or firstname.lastname@example.org