The Summerland Chamber of Commerce will recognize outstanding businesses in the community once again this year. However, the annual awards will take on a different tone than in past years. (Summerland Review file photo)

The Summerland Chamber of Commerce will recognize outstanding businesses in the community once again this year. However, the annual awards will take on a different tone than in past years. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland to hold annual excellence awards

Structure of chamber’s annual community awards will be changed for this year

Summerland’s annual business and community awards will be happening once again this year, but the details about the awards are not yet known.

Ron Kubek, president of the Summerland Chamber, said they are looking at a new model for this year’s awards, involving the community voting for the business nominees.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Summerland Chamber presents Business and Community Excellence Awards

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This model has been used in other communities and has also been used in some past years in Summerland. However, last year’s award recipients were selected by panels who held interviews with the finalists.

In the past, awards have been presented in 12 business-related categories. In addition, the Mayor’s Award of Excellence is given to a business or nonprofit organization with an ongoing commitment to the community. The awards also include the Summerland Leadership Award, the Arts and Culture Award and the Citizen of the Year Award.

Summerland has held community awards presentations since 1938.

In 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the chamber presented the awards in a video montage format. The awards had been scheduled for early May, but the video presentation was not held until June.

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