Press

Everyone likes to celebrate small business success, and the media are no different.

Because every entrepreneur has a story behind their business, Small Business BC works to generate press for all awards nominees throughout the contest. In past years, nominees have been featured in print, TV and radio on both local and national levels, generating publicity and awareness for their businesses.

Press Releases:

View all press releases for this year’s Small Business BC Awards competition here.

Media Inquiries:

Please contact Gill Tempest, Small Business BC’s Senior Marketing Manager, at 604-775-8151.

Social Shareables:

Want to spread the word to your community? Take a look at our Regional Shareables and distribute them to your network.

2015-16 Media Highlights and Report

Winners of 13th Annual Small Business BC Awards Announced
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Top 5 Finalists
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards Ceremony
– Small Business BC

Five Local Businesses Top 10 Finalists
– Prince George Citizen

Four Nanaimo Businesses in Top 10 for Small Business BC Awards
– Nanaimo Business News

Top 10 for Local Businesses
– Castanet

Business Tackles Millennials’ Financial-skills Deficit
– Business in Vancouver

Three Kelowna Businesses in Semi-Finals for Small Business BC Awards
– Kelowna Now

Kamloops companies Make Small Business BC Awards Semifinals
– Kelowna This Week

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Top 10 Announcement
– Small Business BC

Worth Crowing About
– Cloverdale Reporter

Lytton Company Nominated for Small Business Award
– Bridge River Lillooet News

Small Business BC Award Nomination Goes To Fort St. John Company
– Fort St. John, BC

Four White Rock Businesses Nominated
– Peace Arch News

Langford Wellness Studio Up for B.C. Award
– Goldstream News Gazette

Local Businesses Nominated for Small Business Awards
– Williams Lake Tribune

Small Business Saturday Returns to Trafford’s Town Centres
– Seating Chair

Four More Local Businesses Up for Small Business BC Awards
– The News

Four White Rock businesses Nominated
– Peace Arch News

At Age 31, She’s Going Places
– The Squamish Chief

MLA Pat Pimm Congratulates Regional Small Businesses for Award Nominations
– EnergeticCity.ca

Young Guys Finance Aims to Empower Youths on Spending
– SFU News

Fort St. John Company Nominated for Small Business BC Award
– Energeticcity.ca

12 Nanaimo Businesses Nominated for Small Business B.C. Awards
– Nanaimo Business News

Four City Firms Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– Kamloops This Week

Two Local Businesses Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– BCTV Kootenays

Two Heritage City Businesses Earn Small Business BC Award Nominations
– Castlegar Source

Lee Valley Tools Coming to Kelowna
– Kelowna Daily Courier

Local Businesses Nominated for B.C. Awards
– Victoria News

Two Heritage City Businesses Earn Small Business BC Award Nominations
– Nelson Daily

Six Local Businesses Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– Langley Times

Two Small Osoyoos Business Owners Excited About Being Nominated for Provincial Awards
– Osoyoos Times

Four Mission Businesses Nominated for Awards
– Mission City Record

Two More Firms Up for Small Business Awards
– NewsKamloops

SPOTLIGHT: MPs Sworn in, Hyde Creek Salmon Fest
– Tri-City News

Two Revelstoke Businesses Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– Revelstoke Mountaineer

Kelowna Couple Honoured for Retail Innovation
– Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna Embraces Wood Construction
– Kelowna Daily Courier

New Westminster Business Helps Animal Shelter
– New Westminister Record

Local Businesses Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– Prince George Citizen

Eleven Local Businesses Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– Douglas Magazine

Vote for Your Favourite: Best in Business to be Honoured
– Surrey Leader

Twenty-one Businesses in Surrey Nominated for 13th Annual Small Business BC Awards
– The Indo-Candian Voice

Small Business B.C. Award Nominees in Chilliwack
– The Chilliwack Progress

Two Kamloops Companies Compete to Become B.C.’s Best
– KamloopsBCNow

Local Businesses Recognized
– Castanet

Two Small Businesses in Running for Awards
– NewsKelowna

Nine Kelowna Businesses Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– Kelowna Now

Two Abbotsford Businesses Nominated for BC Awards
– Abbotsford News

86 Local Businesses in Vancouver Nominated for 13th Annual Small Business BC Awards
– CNW Group

Fort Langley Coffee Shop Nominated for Two Small Business BC Awards
– Langley Times

Pair Of Abby Businesses Nominated For BC Small Business Awards
– Fraser Valley News

Good Times and a Major Impact
– The Northern View

Small Business BC Awards Returns for Its 13th Year
– Vancity Buzz

Squamish Commuter Bus Nominated for Award
– The Squamish Chief

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Mission Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Kelowna Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Ladysmith Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Maple Ridge Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Campbell River Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Burns Lake Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Burnaby Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Vancouver Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Nanaimo Nominations
– Small Business BC

13th Annual Small Business BC Awards – Chilliwack Nominations
– Small Business BC

2014-15 Media Highlights and Report

Two in the Running for SBBC Awards
– Delta Optimist

Businesses get the Provincial Nod
– The Prince George Citizen

Three Local Businesses Nominated for SBBC Awards
– Langley Today

Houston Shop Recognized by Small Business BC Awards
– Moose FM

Local Small Businesses Nominated for BC Award
– Abbotsford News

More Penticton Nominees for Small Business BC Awards
– BC Local News

Two Small Businesses in White Rock Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– InWhiteRock.com

Down to Business: Small Businesses Recognized in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
– Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Times

Four Small Businesses in Kamloops Nominated for Small Business BC Awards
– Interior Daily News

Small BC Business Owners Share Tricks of the Trade(PHOTOS)
– Huffington Post

The Tech for Kids initiative: Striving to give all kids access to tech
– VanCity Buzz

Nominations Open for Small Business BC Awards
– VanCity Buzz

Small Business BC Seeks Award Candidates
– Pique Magazine

Nominate Your Favourite Small Business
– Kelowna Now

Small Business BC Awards 2015
– Accelerate Okanagan

Small Business Awards Nominees Sought
– Vernon Star

Futurpreneur Pairs Youth with Mentors
– 24 Hours Vancouver

The Small Business BC Awards – Accepting Nominations
– Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Association

B.C. Small Business Month: Celebrate the Big in Small Business
– Cloverdale Reporter

Resources for Small Business
– News 1130

On Top Fashions in the Running for Award
– Alberni Valley Times

Small Business BC Awards Seeking Nominations for BC ’s Best Small Businesses
– Langley Today

2013–14 Media Highlights and Report

Applications Open for New Small Business Award
—Government of British Columbia Newsroom press release

CTV – Mason Industries up for Four SBBC Awards
—CTV Steele On Your Side update on Mason Industries

The Sound Up for Awards
—Coast Reporter – Sechelt company, The Sound is nominated for three SBBC awards.

Tapestry Music Finalist in Provincial Business Awards
—Peace Arch News – Tapestry Music seeking votes to be finalist in SBBC Awards

Wright Makes Might
—The Local Weekly – Sechelt company The Sound nominated for three awards

Last Chance to Back a Local Business for the Small Business BC Awards
—91.7 Coast FM – Last chance to vote for SBBC Award nominees from Vancouver Island

Cowichan Businesses in the Top Ten
—Cowichan Valley News – Bamboletta Dolls and Lush Eco Lawns make Top Ten semi-finalists

Two Whistler Businesses Nominated for BC Small Business Awards
—Pique News Magazine – The Oracle and Kahuna Paddleboards make the semi-finals

Two Cowichan Businesses Make Provincial Award Finals
—Cowichan Valley Citizen – Lush Eco Lawns and Bamboletta Dolls compete in the SBBC Awards

Local Business One of the Best in B.C. 
—Campbell River Mirror – Thank You Products in the running for Best Concept Award

Burger55 Named Among B.C.’s Top 10
—Penticton Western News – Burger55 Competes for Best Company

Three Victoria Businesses Up for Honours
—Victoria Times Colonist – The Green Kiss, Clean Air Yard Care and The Housse

Tiny North Vancouver Company Battles Pirates, Smugglers and Environmental Disasters
– Vancouver Sun – SBBC Best International Trade Winner,  Xanatos Marine

Cowichan Doll-Maker Wins Award
CTV Vancouver Island – SBBC Best Community Impact Winner, Bamboletta

Small Business BC’s Best Community Impact: Bamboletta Dolls
BC Business – SBBC Best Community Impact Winner, Bamboletta

Small Business BC’s Best Concept: Medeo Corp.
BC Business – SBBC Best Concept Winner, Medeo Corp.

Small Business BC Awards 2014
Miss 604 – Top 5 Awards Finalists

2012–13 Media Highlights and Report

Please enjoy a small selection of media coverage received last year:

Doing the Right Thing Pays off for Vancouver Daily Deals Firm
—Vancouver Sun feature on Ethical Deal, winner of 2013 Best Green Business Award

Vancouver Entrepreneur Works for Pie and Profit
—Vancouver Sun feature on The Pie Hole, nominee for 2013 Best Concept Award

The Nutritional Edge
—Shaw TV Nanimo feature on The Edge Food Energy Company, 2013 finalist for Best Online Marketer Award

Vancouver Craftsmen Utilize Internet Marketing to Help them Earn a Living Making Furniture
—Vancouver Sun feature on Wood Design, 2013 nominee for Best Concept

From One-Man Show to One of B.C.’s Best Employers
—Langley Times feature on Chris’s Signs & Lighting, winner of 2013 Best Employer Award

Junk Business Makes a Community Impact
—South Delta Leader feature on 505-Junk, 2013 finalist for Best Community Impact Award

Small Businesses Seek Support
—Comox Valley Record story on 2013 nominees PixelPoint Design & Consulting and Pomfennworks Studio.

Vote a Cranbrook Business for BC’s Best
—Kootenay Advertiser, story on The Playpen Pet Boarding & Grooming, nominees for 2013 Best Company Award

Forty Under 40 Honoree among Successful You Award Winners
—Business in Vancouver feature on Chris’s Sign and Lighting Service, winner of the 2013 Best Employer Award.

Loaf Named One of Top Five BC Small Businesses
—The Free Press story on Loaf Bakery, finalist for 2013 Best Company Award