The top 5 finalists for the Small Business BC Awards have been revealed. We take a look at who made the cut and what's next for these small businesses at the top of their categories.
New year, new award season. For the 16th year, Small Business BC is set to recognize the province’s top small companies in 10 different categories. Previously, the list containing the top 10 semi-finalists was released and, after reviewing each company’s presentation, the judges whittled it down to five for each title.
The top five must present a pitch to the panel once again and prove that they’re the best in their category. Then on February 21, the winners will be announced at a gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Besides the honour and recognition, winners from each category will receive a cash prize and an all-access pass to Small Business BC’s educational resources and experts.
Here are the finalists for this year’s Small Business BC Awards.
ARPA Investments, KamloopsBoldly Creative, VancouverGlute, CoquitlamJade Electrolysis, RichmondRYCOR, Vancouver
PREMIER’S PEOPLE’S CHOICEPresented by the Province of British Columbia
Legends Academy, AbbotsfordMunday Media & Design, OliverNamaskar Yoga, ParksvilleSue’s Clotheslines, CrestonThe Realm of Toys, Williams Lake
BEST APPRENTICE TRAININGPresented by Industry Training Authority BC
Geotility Geothermal Installations Corp., KelownaMurphy Construction Corp., PembertonRDC Fine Homes, WhistlerThe Garage, BurnabyWhistler Cooks, Whistler
BEST COMMUNITY IMPACTPresented by Vancity
Long Table Grocery, QuesnelMakerLabs, VancouverNamaskar Yoga, ParksvilleOkanagan Rawsome, GrindrodYoung Moviemakers, Vancouver
Barnacle Systems, VictoriaHaywood Golf, VancouverLocelle Digital, North SaanichMr. Quinley’s Weird, Wonderful and (Sometimes) Slightly Odd Adventures, SurreySusGrainable, Vancouver
COCO Cafe, CedarInsights West, VancouverLux Insights, North VancouverMQN Architecture and Interior Design, VernonMurphy Construction Corp., Pemberton
BEST IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURPresented by Small Business BC
Arora Comfortechs, Vancouvere-Visa Immigration Services, VancouverKipling Media, VancouverMarwick Marketing, SquamishMoving2Canada.com, Vancouver
BEST INNOVATIONPresented by Western Economic Diversification Canada
AirGMS, VancouverCoulson Ice Blast, Port AlberniEnercheez, NelsonThe Self Publishing Agency, North VancouverTraction Guest, Burnaby
BEST INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Shakti Acupressure Mat Canada, VancouverSumo Environmental Products, VancouverThai Roots Trading Corp., Vancouver
Claris Media, FernieKimbo Design, VancouverKipling Media, VancouverLongevity Graphics, CoquitlamSyn Interactive, Vancouver