Key Business Awards – News Release

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Greater Westside Board of Trade 2017 Key Business Awards Recipients The Greater Westside Board of Trade hosted its 16th annual Key Business…

Greater Westside Board of Trade Awards

Key Business Awards – News Release

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Greater Westside Board of Trade
2017 Key Business Awards Recipients

The Greater Westside Board of Trade hosted its 16th annual Key Business Awards Gala Thursday November 2 at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar at Two Eagles Golf Course.

“Despite the weather, we had another sold out attendance. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to Title Sponsor, 3BP Solutions, Event Sponsor Valley First, our corporate sponsors and judges,” said Chair Bobby Gidda.

This year’s recipient of the Geoffrey Paynter Citizen of The Year was West Kelowna Warriors owner Mark Cheyne. Presenting the award to Mr. Cheyne was Mrs. Marci Paynter. “There are so many amazing people that contribute to the local Westside community choosing this recipient was a difficult process but also very rewarding to see Mark get recognized publicly in this way. He employs Westside people, he believes in fundraising for numerous local charities during game nights and he believes in educating young men with more than 100 players receiving university scholarships over the years,” added Gidda.

The Awards Finalist Reception, sponsored by Coast Capital Savings, was held at Volcanic Hills Winery last week with over 30 businesses recognized for the business excellence in service and community involvement on the Westside. Gorman Bros. Lumber sponsored the live entertainment duo, LeMoNay – Julie Masi formerly from Parachute Club and award-winning keyboardist Steve Soucy for both events.

Awards listed below with accompanying sponsor & winner’s name

COMMUNITY & PUBLIC SERVICE sponsored by WEST KELOWNA CITY: West Kelowna Warriors

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY sponsored by LET’S GO TRANSPORTATION: Uncorked! Okanagan

SMALL BUSINESS sponsored by CITY FURNITURE: Fifth Avenue Auto AND Distinctly Kelowna Tours – IT WAS A TIE !

ABORIGINAL BUSINESS sponsored by WESTBANK FIRST NATION: Tronson Logging

PERFORMING ARTS sponsored by HERGOTT LAW: JC and Andy Plett, musical duo “Room To Dance”

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR sponsored by GLOBAL ROADWAY MAINTENANCE: David Nguyen, owner, Revive Nails Bar

SUSTAINABLE GREEN BUSINESS sponsored by FORTIS BC: Off The Grid Organic Winery

LARGE BUSINESS sponsored by SCOTIABANK/ROYNAT CAPITAL: Bylands Nurseries

NEW BUSINESS sponsored by WHITE KENNEDY: Floramaxx Technologies

PLATINUM SERVICE PROVIDER sponsored by FIFTH AVENUE AUTO: Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR sponsored by KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Off The Grid Organic Winery

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For further info please contact Karen Beaubier, Executive Director, Greater Westside Board of Trade 250.768.3378 or admin@gwboardoftrade.com