Friday, January 30, 2015
Small Business BC Awards
Almost 500 applied
Mark Blendheim, SMBC
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.
BC is proud to acknowledge the exceptionally talented, creative and
passionate entrepreneurs in our province. The SBBC Awards provide a
platform to showcase the impact that small businesses are having on
their communities and the contributions they're making to the
economy and to celebrate the dedicated entrepreneurs who built
them." - George Hunter, CEO, Small
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:
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
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and
guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business.
Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources
there's a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage
or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking
"How do I...?" Small Business BC is the one to call.
To view media releases and other information, visit the media
section of Small Business BC's website at
Follow SBBC on Twitter @smallbusinessbc or like us on Facebook.
About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Isurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to celebrate 50 years as
a valuable resource for insurance information. Since 1964, IBC has
been working with governments across Canada to make our communities
safer, championing issues that directly affect Canadians and the
property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. IBC is the national
industry association representing Canada's private home, car and
business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the P&C
insurance market in Canada. The private P&C insurance industry
employs over 118,600 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes
and levies to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and
has a total premium base of $48 billion.