Since 1986, Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing local businesses for outstanding achievement. Now more than ever, the local business community can use your support.  
From start-ups to local legends, the awards shine a light on hard-working businesses, business-people and community leaders in 16 categories worth celebrating. Finalists are selected by an independent selection committee.   

General Award Criteria 

  • Any for-profit, non-government-owned business or individual may be nominated for any award category, with the exception of Not-for-Profit of the Year.  
  • Not-for-profit organizations (excluding governments) may be nominated for the Environmental Leadership Award, Innovation Award, Inclusive Leadership Award and Not-for-Profit of the Year.  
  • Businesses must have a valid business license. Not-for-profits must have valid incorporation or charity number.  
  • Nominee must have been in business for a minimum of three years, with the exception of the Emerging Business of the Year Award category.  
  • Organizations, businesses or individuals may not nominate themselves for any award. 
  • Award winners may not be nominated in the same category for three years following their win, but can be nominated and win in other categories. 
  • Current Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Elected Officials may not be nominated. 
  • Are within the City of Kamloops and 60km of the boundaries of the City of Kamloops, and are not currently serviced by another Chamber which has an awards program. 

Note - nominees do not need to be a member of the Chamber to be nominated.