Announcing Your 2019 Small Business BC Awards Top 10s

After two months of nominations, voting and enthusiasm from small businesses around the province, the time has come to reveal the Top 10 Semi-Finalists for the 2019 Small Business BC Awards.

We’ve spent the last week hard at work counting your votes. And, alongside our partners at Canada Post, we’d like to extend our congratulations to all of the outstanding businesses that participated this year. We received almost 600 nominations from around the province, highlighting the importance and reach of British Columbia’s small business community.

As the largest small business awards competition in British Columbia, these awards not only recognize the outstanding achievements of local entrepreneurs, they also provide a powerful platform for future success.

So, without further ado, here are your 2019 Top 10 Semi-Finalists:

Premier People’s Choice Award

Presented by the Province of British Columbia 

Munday Media & Design, Oliver
Sue’s Clothesline, Creston
Namaskar Yoga, Parksville
Legends Academy, Abbotsford
The Realm of Toys, Williams Lake
Kootenay Canine Adventures, Cranbrook
Vancouver Island Hot Sauce, Nanoose Bay
Trench Brewing & Distilling Inc, Prince George
Warmland Garage Doors Service, Duncan
2 Guys with Knives, Vancouver

Best Apprentice Training

Presented by ITA 

Whistler Cooks, Whistler
Murphy Construction Corp. Pemberton
RDC Fine Homes, Whistler
Geotility Geothermal Installations Corporation, Kelowna
NZ Builders, Victoria
Solid Rock Steel, Surrey
The Garage, Burnaby
Mr. Swirl Plumbing, Coquitlam
Norlang Automotive Ltd, Langley
Diamond Diesel, Surrey

Best Community Impact

Presented by Vancity

Long Table Grocery, Quesnel
Okanagan RAWSOME, Grindrod
Sue’s Clothesline, Creston
Riot Brewing Co. Chemainus
Murphy Construction Corp. Pemberton
Jo’s Place, Pender Island
Namaskar Yoga, Parksville
Meanwhile in Sooke, Sooke
MakerLabs, Vancouver
Young Moviemakers, Vancouver

Best Company

Popov Leather, Nelson
On The Edge Roofing, Ucluelet
The Realm of Toys, Williams Lake
ARPA Investments, Kamloops
Riot Brewing Co. Chemainus
SUVA Beauty, Surrey
Jade Electrolysis, Richmond
Boldly Creative, Vancouver
Glutenull, Coquitlam
Rycor, Vancouver

Best Concept

Kootenay Canine Adventures, Cranbrook
Raven Reads Books Ltd. Kamloops
The Jump Life, North Vancouver
Barnacle Systems Inc, Victoria
Mr. Quinley’s Weird, Wonderful and (Sometimes) Slightly Odd Adventures, Surrey
Locelle Digital Inc. North Saanich
susGRAINable, Vancouver
Motus Health & Wellness, Vancouver
Haywood Golf, Vancouver
Campertunity, Vancouver

Best Employer

Presented by TruShield

COCO Cafe, Cedar
Murphy Construction Corp. Pemberton
MQN Architecture and Interior Design, Vernon
Jo’s Place, Pender Island
Lux Insights, North Vancouver
Natural Evolution Hair Studio, Parksville
Erickson Coaching International, Vancouver
Insights West, Vancouver
ZedStudio, Coquitlam
Redstamp Agency, Coquitlam

Best Immigrant Entrepreneur

Presented by Small Business BC 

Marwick Marketing, Squamish
LifeStyle Channel Ltd. Vancouver
Liontech Solutions, Vancouver
NextBillion.org, Vancouver
e-Visa Immigration Services Inc. Vancouver
HJ Wu & Company Inc. (CPA), Vancouver
Kipling Media Ltd, Vancouver
Arora Comfortechs, Vancouver
Moving2Canada.com, Vancouver
Westbridge Media, Vancouver

Best Innovation

Enercheez, Nelson
Coulson Ice Blast, Port Alberni
Lift Startups, Comox
The Self Publishing Agency, North Vancouver
Mommy Brain Creatives Inc. Vancouver
AirGMS, Vancouver
M·Y·O Cosmetic Cases, Surrey
GotHire, Vancouver
GenomeMe Lab Inc. Richmond
Traction Guest, Burnaby

Best International Trade

Popov Leather, Nelson
Mr. Quinley’s Weird, Wonderful and (Sometimes) Slightly Odd Adventures, Surrey
Community Customs Brokers Inc. Surrey
Elate Cosmetics, Victoria
Thai Roots Trading Corp, Vancouver
Earths Eats, Coquitlam
Photoras Consulting, Surrey
Shakti Acupressure Mat Canada, Vancouver
Pacific Coast Seafood Distributors Inc. Surrey
Sumo Environmental Products Inc. Vancouver

Best Marketer

Claris Media, Fernie
Get Clear Consulting, Abbotsford
blueberrycloud, North Vancouver
Array Web + Creative, Nanaimo
Kipling Media Ltd, Vancouver
Longevity Graphics, Coquitlam
SUVA Beauty, Surrey
SYN Interactive, Vancouver
Town Hall Brands, Vancouver
KIMBO Design Inc. Vancouver

The Next Phase

These businesses will now be invited to submit an Extended Application Form which will be used by our judging panel to determine the Top 5 Finalists, who will be invited to pitch why they are BC’s best.

Winners will be announced at our Small Business BC Awards Gala on February 21, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

All winners will receive the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year All-Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts, and the honour of being named a top BC small business.

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The Small Business BC Awards Gala will bring together over 600 small business owners, supporters, providers and government officials to network at a glittering reception. Tickets come with a three-course dinner and two complimentary drink tickets, as well as access to pre- and post-event networking.

Hosted by a special guest Emcee, this is THE event where small businesses are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community and the BC economy.

Join us as we raise a glass in honour of the small businesses, on their night to shine on the podium.

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