Event date: 10/18/2018 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Export event
Business Excellence Awards 2018
Janet Nystedt

Business Excellence Awards 2018

Join us in celebration of Bow Valley business

The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 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 Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce will honour the achievements of Lake LouiseBanffCanmoreKananaskisMorley and Exshaw businesses and entrepreneurs who have made outstanding contributions to the continued growth of our economy.

Be there for unlimited networking opportunities with the best in the business and see who takes home the coveted awards.

Key Note Speaker: The Honourable Senator Doug Black, Q.C. 

Tickets are now on sale ... don't miss this opportunity to celebrate local business, network with peers and engage in conversation with Senator Black.


New for 2018, the Business Excellence Awards is very pleased to host a mini-trade show!  We have 10 + local businesses who will be set up to demonstrate their services, their people and their product at the Awards!   The Chamber is grateful for the support of Cam Westhead, MLA Banff-Cochrane (Banff West Region) who is the sponsor for the Trade Show!  Thank you Cam!




Bow Valley Business of the Year Award

Sponsored by the Bow Valley Credit Union

This award recognizes a Bow Valley business that has been established for more than three years, has demonstrated professional integrity, financial stability, excellence in customer service, success through innovation and a commitment to the community. This business plays a leading role in solidly positioning the Bow Valley in the marketplace.

The finalists are...

  • Bow Valley BBQ
  • Cornerstone Theatre
  • Embody Pilates
  • Falcon Crest Lodge 
Congratulations to Falcon Crest Lodge!

Community Impact Award 

Sponsored by ATB

This award recognizes a business that has demonstrated outstanding commitment and involvement in its support of arts and culture, amateur sports, education or volunteer groups within the community. 

The finalists are...

  • Bow Valley Credit Union
  • Grizzly Paw Brewing Company
  • SC2 Strength Training Performance
  • Wapiti Sports & Outfitters
Congratulations to the Bow Valley Credit Union!

Customer Service Award

Sponsored by RBC and Blackett Law

This award recognizes a business that has shown extraordinary commitment to customer service and care.

The finalists are...

  • Bow Valley Credit Union
  • Cornerstone Theatre – Weddings
  • Double E Motors
  • Viewpoint Eyecare
Congratulations to Double E Motors!

Innovation Award

Sponsored by the Town of Canmore

This award recognizes a business that has created, invented, or developed an innovative product or process, that has resulted in significant and measurable increase in revenue or job creation; productivity or quality; reduction in costs; and/or improvement in service in either new products, technology, management, manufacturing processes or customer service.

The finalists are...

  • Canmore Home Hardware &
    Valley Home Building Centre
  • Flying Pigs Recycling 
  • Lettuce Lads
  • Project A
Congratulations to Flying Pigs Recyling and Lettuce Lads!

New Business of the Year Award

Sponsored by Community Futures Centre West & Business on the Bow

This award recognizes a new business that is innovative and has responded to a need in the community and, over the past three years, has exhibited hard work, entrepreneurial initiative, and success. It is awarded to a business just beginning to make its mark.

The finalists are...

  • Banff Walk
  • Canmore Brewing Company 
  • Crowfoot Media 
  • Fusebox Coworking Studio
Congrautlations to Crowfoot Media and Canmore Brewing Company!

Young Entrepreneur Award (new for 2018!)

Sponsored by Trisha Isaac, Mortgage Solutions (Canmore East Region)

The Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes outstanding achievement by young entrepreneurs, less than 35 years of age. The award is given to the business that best exemplifies the qualities of effective leadership, innovatively applied know-how, and excellent potential for growth, shows a high level of social, cultural, and environmental awareness and has demonstrated commitment to the wider community; and engages in continuous learning or other improvement opportunities designed to advance the economic, social, and environmental prospects of the enterprise.

The winner will be announced at the October 18th awards ceremony!

Congratulations to Project A!

Thank you to the selection committe!!!

  • An independent selection committee (non-Board Members only) will review all submissions and choose finalists and winners.
  • Nominees may be any business, including not for profit businesses, operating in the Bow Valley.
  • All Bow Valley businesses are eligible for nomination, however finalists must be members of the Chamber in good standing to be considered for an award - 2017 nominees, finalists and winners are eligible for 2018 awards, but do need to be nominated again.
  • Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Board Members are not members of the selection committee.  While their businesses are eligible for nomination, the current Board Members have decided to decline any nominations, and celebrate any such recognition privately with their business teams. 



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