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The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the three finalists in each category of the 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards.

This year over 60 local businesses were nominated for an award, and each business was asked to complete an awards application that was submitted to a panel of independent judges from outside the Fernie area.

The three finalists in each category (in alphabetical order) for 2020 are as follows:

Business of the Year
• Claris Media
• Sheepdog Construction & Design Ltd
• The Fernie Fox Hotel

Employer of the Year
• Fernie Alpine Resort
• Spa 901
• The Fernie Fox Hotel

Team of the Year
• Fernie Golf Club
• Island Lake Lodge
• The Chopstick Truck

New Business of the Year
• Earth’s Own Naturals Ltd.
• Rooftop Coffee Roasters
• Stick & Stone Cannabis Co.

Community Tourism Achievement Award
• Fernie Alpine Resort
• Fernie RV Resort
• Island Lake Lodge

Outstanding Customer Service Award
• Fernie Home Hardware Building Centre
• GearHub Sports
• The Blue Toque Gastro Diner

Community Leadership Award
• Commit Snow & Skate
• Fernie School Aged Care
• Megan Lohmann

Entrepreneur of the Year
• Fernie Catering Co.
• Fernie Forge
• Valley Vitals

Spirit of Fernie Award
• Fernie Mountain Market
• The Arts Station
• Tourism Fernie

People’s Choice Award
• Stick & Stone Cannabis Co.
• Summit Cannabis Co.
• The Fernie Fox Hotel

The winners in each category will be announced during the virtual awards gala which will be streamed from 6pm on Friday 23 October 2020.

You can register to view the streamed 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards by visiting the event page at the Fernie Chamber website for only $10.

Alternatively, you can register to view the event live at the Fernie Royal Canadian Legion bar. Local celebration kits for the evening are available now for pre-order from the Fernie Chamber and include a charcuterie board by the Chopstick Truck, exclusive cocktails from Fernie Distillers, and handmade chocolates from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

In a year that has been as difficult and challenging for local businesses as any other year in memory, we look forward to celebrating the excellence and resiliency of the Fernie business community.

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