Small Business BC Awards Ceremony 2016
Pan Pacific Vancouver
February 25, 2016
More than 300 guests attended the 13th annual Small Business BC Awards ceremony at the Pan Pacific Vancouver recognizing and celebrating the important contributions B.C.’s entrepreneurs make to their local communities and to the global economy. B.C.’s top small businesses across 10 categories and winners of this year’s Small Business BC Awards competition were chosen from 626 nominations and 535 total published nominees from 71 communities across B.C.
Guests gathered for a VIP reception with welcome remarks made by Cheryl Carter, Small Business BC chair, followed by Bill Adams, Insurance Bureau of Canada VP Western & Pacific region. The 2015 Best Community Impact award recipients, Mealshare co-founder Andrew Hall and Mealshare VP business development Derek Juno, also described how their business has developed since winning last year. Claire Newell, Travel Best Bets owner, was the ceremony emcee.
Recipients of Small Business BC Awards receive the Premier’s Prize of $1,500 cash, access to 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 award sponsors.
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business.
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Presented by the Province of British Columbia
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BEST COMMUNITY IMPACT
Presented by Vancity
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Presented by Dell
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Presented by MNP LLP
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BEST EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR
Presented by Yellow Pages
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Presented by WorkSafeBC
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BEST INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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Republica Coffee Roasters Inc. - Fort Langley
BEST ONLINE MARKETER
Presented by Sage
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Presented by WellnessFits
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