The Kelowna Chamber named its finalists this week for its annual Business Excellence Awards program.

More than 300 local business were nominated for the 16 prestigious awards that recognize business and community leadership.

The award ceremony will take place at a gala, November 23 at the Delta Hotels By Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. Registration for the gala is now open.

Rising Star Business of the Year

  • Do Gooders
  • Fortune Creek
  • Move RX Performance & Wellness

Sponsored by Argus Properties

Arts and Entertainment Excellence

  • Sncəwips Heritage Museum
  • Uptown Rutland Business Association
  • Yeti Farm Creative

Sponsored by Hergott Law

Indigenous Business of the Year

  • First Nations Finance Authority
  • River Select Fisheries Cooperative – Authentic Indigenous Seafood
  • Sncəwips Heritage Museum

Sponsored by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Social Leadership 

  • By Jove Co.
  • Haven Sleep Products Limited
  • International Gateway Kelowna

Sponsored by Rogers

Ethics in Business

  • Hergott Law
  • Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd
  • WITS Metal Fabrication Ltd.

Sponsored by Better Business Bureau

Not for Profit Excellence

  • Childhood Connections
  • Mamas for Mamas
  • Ozanam Recovery House

Sponsored by Kelowna International Airport & Edmonton International Airport

Technology Innovator of the Year

  • Dr. Phone Fix
  • Innovative Aerospace Services Ltd.
  • Kelowna Software Ltd.

Sponsored by UBC Okanagan

Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Acres Enterprises 
  • Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation 
  • Kelowna Women’s Shelter 

Sponsored by Untold Branding

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Samuel Geleynse – VitaNova Landscape
  • Dr. Harmony Mir  – Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic
  • Billy Price – Untold Branding

Sponsored by Futurpreneur Canada

Inclusive Workplace 

  • Salt & Brick
  • Studio9 School of the Arts
  • Tranq Sleep Care

Sponsored by Acres Enterprises

Excellence in Tourism

  • Beach Bum Tours
  • Oyama Zipline Adventure Park
  • RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd

Sponsored by Tourism Kelowna

Excellence in Agriculture

  • AgriForest Bio-Technologies Ltd.
  • Kalala Organic Estate Winery
  • SpearHead Winery

Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance

Environmental Impact

  • FILL – Kelowna’s Refill Store
  • Meadow Vista Honey Wines
  • Off the Grid Organic Winery

Sponsored by PARC Retirement Living

Small Business of the Year

  • Kelowna Concierge Ltd.
  • Kelowna Software Ltd.
  • Strut Footwear & Apparel

Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union

Mid-Size Business of the Year

  • International Gateway Kelowna
  • Modern PURAIR
  • Raymond James Ltd.

Sponsored by Canadian Western Bank

Large Business of the Year

  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Northside Industries Inc.
  • Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union

Sponsored by Grant Thornton