Congratulations to the 2023 Business Excellence Awards Finalists.

To celebrate another year of businesses rising to meet every challenge, the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the finalists for the 2023 Business Excellence Awards.  The finalists listed below have distinguished themselves across Ten Business Award categories.

Marketing & Communications sponsored by Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association

  • DogLeg Marketing & Business Solutions
  • Graphically Hip
  • Total Restoration Services

Hospitality Excellence sponsored by Travel Penticton

  • Barley Mill
  • Eskala Mountain Sports
  • Penticton Speedway 

Not-For-Profit Excellence sponsored by Omland Heal Chartered

  • ALERT - Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team
  • Community Foundation of the South Okanagan
  • Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association

Community Support Excellence sponsored by Penticton Western News

  • IGA Penticton
  • Parker's Chrysler
  • Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union

Service Excellence sponsored by Kettle Valley Memorial

  • Ascend Salon
  • Okanoggin Barbers
  • The Concorde Retirement Community  

Workplace Culture Excellence sponsored by South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services

  • OneSky Community Resources
  • Penticton Art Gallery
  • South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society

New Business of the Year sponsored by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union

  • Abandoned Rail Brewing Co.
  • The HUB on Martin
  • Wordplay Therapy Services

Young Professional of the Year sponsored by JCI Penticton & Seven Elk Shipping Inc.

  • Derek Adduono l  Red Bag Imports
  • Shayna Laird l Penticton Chiropractic & Co.
  • Paige Schulz l Travel Penticton

Business Leader of the Year sponsored by TD Canada Trust

  • Alexis Esseltine l Tin Whistle Brewing Co.
  • Vanessa Jahnke l PURE Gym
  • Jane Long Haggerty l Long-Haggerty Chartered Professional Accountant Inc.

Business of the Year sponsored by Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen

  • Blaze King
  • Long-Haggerty Chartered Professional Accountant Inc.
  • Secure-Rite Mobile Storage

Award Categories & Criteria 

The Business Excellence Awards Lights, Camera, Excellence Old Hollywood Gala presented by Total Restoration Services will be held on October 14 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.  Purchase Tickets