Bow Valley Chamber Business Excellence Awards Finalists Revealed!
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Bow Valley Chamber Business Excellence Awards Finalists Revealed!

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October 9th, 2017, Canmore, Alberta – The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce revealed the finalists for the Business Excellence Awards today and the organization is thrilled to publish the names of the companies that have been selected. The Chamber also wants to thank the nomination committee for getting the difficult job of selecting the finalists completed.

“With 91 submissions it was difficult to choose the finalists. Each of the awards had a volunteer independent nomination committee that reviewed submissions and information provided by the businesses.” Business Excellence Awards chair, Stephanie O'Brien stated, "That committee then had objective criteria by which they scored the businesses and then came to their decision for each award.”


Community Impact Award 

| Crowfoot Media / Canadian Rockies Annual

| Iron Goat Pub & Grill

| The Grizzly Paw Green Team

| Watershed Organizational Development Group Inc.


Customer Service Award 


| Blackstone Mountain Lodge

| Communitea Cafe

| Cornerstone Theatre

| Le fournil


Innovation Award 

| Alpine Peak Photography/Elope in Banff/Banff Log Cabin

| Banff Marathon Inc

| Bow Valley Immigration Partnership

| Brewster Travel Canada

| The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company


New Business of the Year Award 

| Bow Valley Partners In Grime

| Canmore Brewing Company Ltd.

| Carmella Consulting

Bow Valley Business of the Year Award 

| Bow Valley BBQ 

| Can Sign

| Grizzly Paw

| Tin Box


The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Silvertip Resort to celebrate the best of the Bow Valley’s businesses. This event will be held during Small Business week in the spirit of celebrating business in the Bow Valley.

"The Chamber feels like the event has already been a success, with 91 submissions and a great number of sponsors, the Bow Valley is really excited about the Business Excellence Awards", said Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce President Brian McClure. 

The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce will honour the achievements of Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis, Morley, and Exshaw businesses and entrepreneurs who have made outstanding contributions to the continued growth of our economy.

The guest speaker for the event is Cameron Schuler, Executive Director of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute at the University of Alberta as well as Co-Founder and CEO of VibeDx Diagnostic Corp ( Cameron’s multifaceted career has covered finance, business & product development, consumer products, IT and general management from start-ups to mature companies. 


The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all the Sponsors that stepped up to make this event possible:


Bank of Montreal

Business Development Bank of Canada

Bow Valley Credit Union

Carmella Consulting

CIPR Communications

Community Futures Centre West

Hicks Intellectual Property Law

Nystedt Law

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Rotary Club of Canmore

Royal Bank of Canada

StartUp Bow Valley



Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more details can be found on the website:

Media Contact: 
Business Excellence Awards Chair
Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Vice President
Stephanie O'Brien




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