Westside BoT Announces Businesses of the Year

November 2, 2015

WEST KELOWNA – The Greater Westside Board of Trade hosted its annual Key Business Awards Gala Thursday October 15 at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar at Two Eagles Golf Course.


“The greater Westside’s business community truly came together to make this evening a great success – the evening just keeps getting better and better. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to our corporate sponsors, judges and to all those who attended,” says Chair Norm LeCavalier.


With the theme of ‘Leadership and Change’, keynote speaker Ian Matheson, Senior Vice President, Airports and Aviation, SNC Lavalin, spoke on this timely subject. Comments LeCavalier, whose previous career focused on operational and strategic restructuring within a leading international bank, “If you don’t embrace change, your company will fail. It’s imperative to do so in today’s business world. In any organization, change must start at the top for it to be effective.”

The evening began with finalists and sponsors enjoying a reception sponsored by Telus. Wine for the evening was provided by The Hatch, Quails’ Gate and Summerhill Pyramid Winery and sponsored by Norelco Cabinets.

Awards are listed below with accompanying sponsor & winner’s name:

  • Business of the Year sponsor Kelowna International AirportHergott Law
  • Tourism & Hospitality sponsor Greater Westside Board of TradeBest Western PLUS Wine Country Hotel & Suites
  • New Business sponsor White Kennedy1st Class Auto Glass & Upholstery
  • Small Business sponsor Westbank First NationFifth Avenue Auto
  • Young Entrepreneur sponsor Valley FirstBen Klick
  • Large Business sponsor CIBC Commercial Banking –  Save On Foods
  • Platinum Service Provider sponsor West Kelowna City –  Hergott Law
  • Sustainable Green Business sponsor BC HydroOkanagan Frogbox
  • Community & Public Service sponsor Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance PlanWestbank Library Branch

– Karen Beaubier is the Executive Director for the Westside Board of Trade. She can be reached at 250-768-3378 or admin@gwboardoftrade.com.

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