The Fernie Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards.

The awards gala was held virtually on the evening of Friday 23 October. See the finalists here.

In one of the most difficult years for our small and medium businesses, it was important that we paused to celebrate the resilience and outstanding achievements of the individuals and organizations that make Fernie so special.

Here are the 2020 award winners:

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Lori Bradish

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: Spa 901

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Fernie Fox Hotel

CHAMBER BUSINESS LEGACY: Giv’Er Shirt Works

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Rooftop Coffee Roasters

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Fernie Fox Hotel

COMMUNITY TOURISM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Fernie RV Resort

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR: Fernie Catering Co.

SPIRIT OF FERNIE AWARD: Tourism Fernie

TEAM OF THE YEAR: The Chopstick Truck

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD: Megan Lohmann

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD: Fernie Home Hardware Building Centre

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Ev Eijsermans

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our title sponsor North Coal, as well as our feature sponsors Teck, East Kootenay Community Credit Union, Western Financial Group, and Fernie Fox Hotel.

We would also like to acknowledge our award sponsors: City of Fernie, College of the Rockies, 2nd Edition Coworking, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie Fix, Tourism Fernie, Community Futures East Kootenay, Columbia Basin Trust, TD Bank Group, Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, and the Fernie Free Press.

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