June 20, 2024


KAMLOOPS – The Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 38th annual Business Excellence Awards, proudly presented by MNP LLP. This year, we are celebrating a record-breaking achievement with over 730 nominations from the public, recognizing over 130 unique businesses in the Kamloops region.

Among these outstanding nominations, the Chamber received over 80 nominations for both the Emerging Business of the Year Award and the Business Person of the Year Award. The Chamber is also excited to announce that we received over 100 nominations for the Small Business of the Year Award. This extraordinary level of community engagement highlights the vibrant and dynamic business landscape in Kamloops.

“We are incredibly inspired by the overwhelming response from our community. The record number of nominations is a testament to the dedication, innovation, and resilience of our local businesses. It is an honor to celebrate their achievements and to recognize the significant contributions they make to our region. Congratulations to all the nominees—you are the heartbeat of the Kamloops region, and we are proud to shine a spotlight on your success,” said Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director of the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce.

“The Business Excellence Awards remind us of the power of collaboration and community. Behind every successful business is a team of dedicated individuals, partners, and supporters who work tirelessly to turn dreams into reality. It is this sense of unity and shared purpose that truly sets our business community apart,” said Jessy Sra, CPA, CA, Partner and Business Advisor with MNP, Premier Sponsor of the Business Excellence Awards.

The Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate these exceptional businesses. The Chamber hosted a nominee celebration on June 14 at Moccasin Square Garden.

On Thursday, July 25, all Finalists will be announced at the Finalists Announcement presented by Digital Convergence. Winners will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala on Thursday, October 24.

Please see here for the list of nominees.

Acacia Pangilinan is the Executive Director of the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce 

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