Congratulations to the 11th Annual SBBC Awards Top 5 Finalists!

After two intense weeks of deliberation, our judging panel has narrowed down the SBBC Awards Top 5 Finalists.

From Campbell River to Kamloops, this year’s finalists have demonstrated the impact they’ve had on their communities and the contributions they make to the economy.

This year’s finalists include:

Best Company

  • AZ World Translation & Interpretation, North Vancouver
  • burger55, Penticton
  • Fitness on the Go, Vancouver
  • Save Everyday, Vancouver
  • ToursByLocals, Vancouver

Best Community Impact

  • Bamboletta Dolls, Cowichan Bay
  • The Green Kiss, Victoria
  • On the Farm Country Market, Squamish
  • Save Everyday, Vancouver
  • Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery, Vancouver

Best Concept

  • Float House, Vancouver
  • Medeo, Vancouver
  • Roam Mobility, Vancouver
  • Thank You Products, Campbell River
  • Vancouver Tumblebus, Port Coquitlam

Best Green Business

  • Aspenware Inc., Vernon
  • Eclipse Awards, Vancouver
  • Green Chair Recycling, Vancouver
  • Natural Pod, Vancouver
  • Watertiger, Vancouver

Best Employer

  • BikeHike Adventures, Vancouver
  • Coastal Trademark Services Ltd., Vancouver
  • Fully Managed, Vancouver
  • Neutron Factory Works, Delta
  • Williams and White, Burnaby

Best International Trade Business

  • Fruiticana Produce Ltd., Surrey
  • Herbaland Naturals Inc., Richmond
  • Kahuna Paddle Boards, Whistler
  • Williams and White Equipment, Burnaby
  • Xanatos Marine Ltd., North Vancouver

Best Online Marketer

  • The Bench, Kamloops
  • Main Street Communications, Maple Ridge
  • Make it Productions, Vancouver
  • Mason Industries, Surrey
  • West Coast Thrift, Nanaimo

Best Workplace

  • CCN Bikes, North Vancouver
  • Cucumber Marketing, Vancouver
  • i-worx, North Vancouver
  • The Oracle, Whistler
  • Homeroom Small Business Solutions, Vancouver

All of the finalists will face a panel of judges in early February to convince them why they should be named the top businesses in B.C.

The winners – including the winnner of the Premier’s People’s Choice Award – will be announced on February 27, 2014 at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to get yours now.

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  1. […] We’re delighted to let all of our natural play community members, clients, mentors, friends, family and partners know that we, along with our fellow Social Venture Institute colleagues at Eclipse Awards, have made it to the next stage of the BC Small Business Awards for Best Green Business! […]

  2. Suzanne

    I find it intersting that Nanaimo’s West Coast Thriftstore is up for a best on line Marketer when I can’t find hardly anything about them. They don’t even have a website. What is this all about?

    • Small Business BC

      Hi Suzanne, thank you for your interest in the Small Business BC Awards. The Best Online Marketer award goes to a company that ran an innovative and impactful online marketing campaign using one or all elements of social media, digital advertising, contesting, video, eCommunications etc. There are many different ways that an online campaign can be executed.

  3. Sarah

    Congrats the West Coast Thriftstore. They have been epic on their FACEBOOK page and constant upload of peices coming in aswell as being sold. ( Which is hard to do for a thrift store, so many things added to the store each day, and each one of a kind). They give me a great laugh with their side kick ” Creepy Baby”, and have never left me waiting if I have ever asked a question or made a comment. Great job you guys!

  4. Derrick

    I just checked out West Coast Thrifts Facebook page and it looks amazing and as for the lady that could not find their website its all I did was google them and found their website, facebook page and tons of events they hosted.

  5. Sarah D.

    Congratulations, West Coast Thrift!! Your Facebook page is always brimming with fantastic photos of your new products! Great job! So proud! Keep it up!!!

  6. Hi there, Under the title for Best WorkPlace, the company name i-worx is improperly formatted. Could you please change the formatting.


  7. Jo G.

    Congrats to WEST COAST THRIFT !!!!!..Keep it up !!

  8. Sheryl

    WTG Burger 55!! An innovative small business that is an icon in Penticton. I’m so happy to see that you’ve made the list.

  9. So exciting! Thanks SBBC for this amazing opportunity! Love seeing the business community coming together at these events. Looking forward to the Awards ceremony. :)

  10. It was a pleasure meeting the panel of judges today. Great people, I truly enjoyed myself.

  11. Donna

    Congrats to Fitness On The Go!! What a brilliant business model, these guys have changed my life. Thanks to them I am starting the year off 20 pounds lighter and with a new found confidence I never new existed.

  12. Thanks for article. Your Facebook page is always brimming with fantastic photos of your new products! Good jobs.

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