The 10 finalists in the Green Business Awards will be honoured at a luncheon April 28 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference.
The awards are co-hosted by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise).
“The Kelowna Chamber has chosen to take a leadership role by recognizing economic sustainability, and to increase awareness of sustainable practices,” said Weldon LeBlanc, CEO for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.
“The Green Business Awards recognize businesses and organizations which successfully integrate environmentally sustainable practices into their business operations.”
The Green Business Awards program celebrates the use of sustainable practices in our business community with finalists in each category selected from a wide group of nominations.
Panels of judges visit all of the finalists and judge them on demonstrated sustainable practices, reduction of costs and competitive advantage due green initiatives, incorporation into business model and vision, recognition and incentives for staff and communication to stakeholders.
“The businesses that will be recognized are industry leaders and are creating a future for a greener and more sustainable Okanagan,” added Sean Mcfet, of SIFE Okanagan.
“The chosen finalists have proven their commitment and dedication for making Kelowna a better community and business environment for all”. Join us in celebrating their excellence.”
The Green Business Awards finalists for 2011 are:
Business Award (1-10 employees)
• Planet Earth Recycling Ltd
• Reevolution Consulting
• Tidy Tushees Diaper Service
• Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Wine Bar
• Doc Willoughby’s Pub
• Eco Clean Cleaning Centres
• Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen
Business Award (31+ employees)
• Pusher Mitchell LLP
• Quails’ Gate Winery
• Quality Greens Farm Market
Recipients of the Sustainability Leader of the Year Award and the Green Innovator Award (new for 2011) will be chosen from Campion Marine Inc. and Sysco Kelowna Ltd., along with the businesses selected as finalists in the small, mid and large green business award categories.
Tickets for the April 28th Green Business Awards luncheon are $37.50 for members, $48 for future members, and can be purchased online at www.kelownachamber.org.