EDITORIAL: Commitment to excellence

Community awards recognize those who consistently exceed expectations

It was a time to celebrate outstanding commitment to the community as businesses, organizations and individuals were recognized at the 81st annual Summerland Business and Community Excellence Awards on Saturday.

In addition to awards for outstanding businesses in various categories, awards also include the Art and Culture Award, the Youth Leadership Award, the Mayor’s Award of Excellence and the Citizen of the Year Award.

The awards presented are important as they highlight those who are consistently exceeding expectations.

Each of the nominees has developed a reputation for quality.

Top-performing businesses by their examples, encourage others to provide high quality products and services and to provide outstanding customer service.

Those who received or were nominated for community awards are also doing much more than expected.

Because of this extra effort, they are helping to make Summerland a better place.

RELATED: 72 Summerland businesses nominated for awards

RELATED: Awards recognize Summerland businesses and individuals

It is important to remember that the awards presented on Saturday are not given for a one-time effort, no matter how outstanding it may be.

Instead, these are awards given for consistent dedication, sometimes over many years.

The Business of the Year recipients, Swiss Solar Tech, have spent 19 years providing solar panels in Summerland and throughout the Okanagan Valley.

And Sheila White, Summerland’s Citizen of the Year, received her award as a result of 63 years of volunteer service.

There are similar stories about the other recipients and nominees.

In their own ways, each one has made a commitment to go farther or do more than what is expected.

This level of dedication, consistently and over many years, is worth celebrating. And it should be seen as an example for the entire community.

When people, organizations or businesses do more than what is expected, this level of extra effort benefits everyone.

To report a typo, email:
[email protected]
.



[email protected]

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Highway 97 petition founder encouraged by public’s reaction

Printed out, the list of 26,000 names creates a stack of paper four inches thick.

RDOS hears concerns about 5G wireless technology

Potential safety concerns raised as communications technology expands

Mental health disorders, suicide on the rise among Okanagan students

The survey was conducted by the McCreary Centre Society in 2018

Okanagan youth drink, smoke and have sex more than anywhere else in B.C.

The survey was conducted by the McCreary Centre Society in 2018

Summerland transgender female follows her passion for hockey

“As soon as you put the jersey on, nothing underneath it matters.You are just a hockey player.”

UPDATE: Protesters say they will maintain blockade near Chase “as long as it takes”

Signs at protest site say in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Petition seeks to remove local police department from Lindsay Buziak murder case

American woman starts online petition in hopes of helping Buziak family

Deaths on popular Shuswap trail ruled accidental

B.C. Coroners Service reports on fatal falls in May and July 2019

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Saskatchewan and B.C. reach championship round at Scotties

British Columbia’s Corryn Brown locked up the last berth in Pool B

‘Chain reaction pile up’ closes southbound traffic on Coquihalla Highway

Black Press Media has reached out to RCMP, paramedics for details

Federal minister to speak in North Okanagan

Greater Vernon Chamber welcomes middle class prosperity minister to talk money

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

EDITORIAL: Thoughtless posts to Facebook cause real harm and stress

At the risk of resembling a broken record, it needs to be… Continue reading

Most Read