21 Victoria Businesses Up For Small Business BC Awards

November 24, 2016

VICTORIA – Small Business BC and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, opened nominations and voting for the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards on October 1, 2016. Twenty-one small businesses in Victoria have been nominated:

  • Adedia Inc., aha!tutoring services, BC Moving and Storage Ltd., Blip Guide, BRIJ Marketing, Brix Fine Jewellery, Donair Shop, First Light Technologies, FreshWorks Studio, Friendly Giant Window & Gutters, Good Planet, JOMA Environmental Ltd, New Stone Age Cabochons, Next Generation Apparel, Park Avenue Stone Panels, Personal Protection Systems Inc., Picture This Today 3D Inc.,  Singing Bowl Granola, Studio Robazzo, The Foxy Box, theDock

The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of BC’s entrepreneurs and celebrate the contributions new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy.

Nominations and voting close on November 30, 2016. Entrepreneurs are invited to nominate their businesses and the public is encouraged to nominate their favourite small businesses in any of this year’s 10 categories:

  • PREMIER’S PEOPLE’S CHOICE Presented by the Province of British Columbia
  • BEST APPRENTICE TRAINING Presented by ITA and Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • BEST COMMUNITY IMPACT Presented by Vancity
  • BEST COMPANY Presented by Sage
  • BEST CONCEPT Presented by Small Business BC
  • BEST EMPLOYER Presented by TruShield Insurance
  • BEST IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR Presented by Small Business BC
  • BEST INNOVATION Presented by BC Innovation Council
  • BEST MARKETER Presented by Yellow Pages

Recipients of Small Business BC Awards are recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash. The winners are also offered a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education, resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship opportunities with notable advisors from the award sponsors.

Nominated business owners are tasked with gaining as many votes as possible through social media, word of mouth, e-mail or any other means by November 30, 2016 to make it to the Top 10 in each category. The Top 10 will be announced as finalists on December 12, 2016.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 23, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

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