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Controversial Penticton, B.C. brewery owner named business leader of the year – Okanagan |

The Owner of Bad Tattoo Brewery was named businessperson of the year by the Penticton Chamber of Commerce, sparking outrage as the brewery initially defied public health orders.

In September, Lee Agur vowed that the brewery would not enforce B.C.’s vaccine mandate. Weeks later, the brewery apologized and said that they would now be following public health orders and Agur would be stepping down from management “for a while.”

The Penticton Chamber of Commerce issued a press release on Monday to explain their decision-making process.

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The Chamber says that judges brought forward their recommendation for the award, prior to the vaccine mandate.

The judges then revisited their decision after the public health order was put in place and Agur made his announcement.

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