Top 5 Finalists Announced For Small Business BC Awards

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Top 50 Finalists Announced For Small Business BC Awards

The Top 5 finalists have now been selected for the 12th Annual Small Business BC Awards, a province-wide competition where British Columbia’s entrepreneurs and small business owners compete to have their company named a BC best business.

This year was the biggest year yet for the competition with over 460 nominations received from 70 communities across the province.

Nominated businesses that were successful in rallying the support of their community and gathered the most votes made it through to the Top 10, announced in December 2014.

These businesses have now been narrowed down by the judges to the Top 5 in 10 different categories:

PREMIER’S PEOPLE’S CHOICE

  • Firehall Brewery – Oliver
  • Game Quest – Prince George
  • Julie’s Edible Bouquets – Quesnel
  • Nonna Pia’s Gourmet Sauces – Whistler
  • So Country Radio with Dennis Walker – Penticton

BEST COMMUNITY IMPACT

  • eeko Couriers – Vancouver
  • Mealshare – Vancouver
  • Sole Girls – North Vancouver
  • Spark Creations – Vancouver
  • Squamish ReBuild Society – Squamish

BEST COMPANY

  • CoreHealth Technologies – Kelowna
  • Fully Managed – Vancouver
  • Nonna Pia’s Gourmet Sauces – Whistler
  • Pro-Med Ambulance – Fort St. John
  • Rocky Point Ice Cream – Port Moody

BEST CONCEPT

  • Flytographer – Victoria
  • Nourish – Kelowna
  • Playgrounds Café – Prince George
  • Soil Mate – Kelowna
  • Swept Away Inn – Port Alberni

BEST EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR

  • Float Space – Kelowna
  • Hungry For Happiness – Vancouver
  • My Alberni App – Port Alberni
  • Plenty and Spare Naturals – Vancouver
  • Rise Adventure & Wellness Solutions – Victoria

BEST EMPLOYER

  • 6S Marketing – Vancouver
  • Canadian Wilderness Adventures – Whistler
  • Intuitive Independence Rehabilitation Services – Chilliwack
  • Origin Gluten-Free Bakery – Victoria
  • RDC Fine Homes – Whistler

BEST IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR

  • Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie – Burnaby
  • Infinity Enterprises Group – Whistler
  • Shiraz Cafe & Restaurant – Prince George
  • Vancouver Tumblebus – Port Coquitlam
  • Your Score Booster – Vancouver

BEST INTERNATIONAL TRADE

  • Averill Creek Vineyard – Duncan
  • Branded Athletics – Coquitlam
  • Doi Chaang Coffee Company – Vancouver
  • Polar Feet – Vancouver
  • Target Marine Hatcheries – Sechelt

BEST ONLINE MARKETER

  • 505-Junk – Richmond
  • All Inclusive Marketing – Vancouver
  • Heartstrings Home Décor – Smithers
  • The Greenery Garden Centre – Kelowna
  • Vonbon Children’s Apparel – Vancouver

 

BEST WORKPLACE

  • AdvisorWebsites.com – Vancouver
  • CCN – North Vancouver
  • Chris’s Sign & Lighting Service – Langley
  • CoreHealth Technologies – Kelowna
  • Mel’s Mainstreet Pizza & Pasta – Enderby

The Top 5 finalists will now present a Dragons’ Den-style pitch to the judges to convince them why they should be named a BC best business.

Winners will be announced on February 26, 2015 at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, where 500 small business owners, government representatives and other key business influencers will enjoy an evening that recognizes the amazing entrepreneurs in the province.

More information on the Small Business BC Awards can be found at www.sbbcawards.ca

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