Announcing Your Top 5 Finalists for the 2020 Small Business BC Awards

Premier’s People’s Choice Award

Presented by the Province of British Columbia 

Boteco Brasil, Vancouver
Catoro Café, Vancouver
Griottes Polyglottes, Vancouver
Reuse Bags, Port Moody
Skwalwen Botanicals, Brackendale

Best Community Impact

Presented by Vancity

Catoro Café, Vancouver
Ginger Jars, Gibsons
Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen, New Westminster
Rio Theatre, Vancouver
Squamish Connector, Squamish

Best Company

Advanced Storage Centres, North Vancouver
Evision Media, Abbotsford
Foxy Box Wax Bar, Victoria
Green Chair Recycling, Vancouver
Twirling Umbrellas, Kelowna

Best Employer

Presented by ADP

Emelle’s Catering, Vancouver
Geoscan Subsurface Surveys, Burnaby
Kleiner Services, Burnaby
Propel Solutions, Vancouver
Withinus Natural Health, Burnaby

Best Immigrant Entrepreneur

Presented by BDC

Amiante Environmental Consulting, Abbotsford
High Beam Dreams, Gibsons
i4C Innovation, Trail
Magnum Construction Services Inc., New Westminster
Mansouri Immigration Firm, West Vancouver

Best Innovation

Presented by Western Economic Diversification Canada

Advanced Quality Systems, Vancouver
Goose Insurance, Vancouver
Grizzly Force, Vancouver
Kinzoo, Vancouver
Reusable Bubble Tea Cup, Vancouver

Best Marketer

Ay Lelum Good House of Design, Nanaimo
Culture Kefir Co., Richmond
Emelle’s Catering, Vancouver
Hunter Browns, Richmond
Summit Tiny Homes, Vernon

Best Youth Entrepreneur

Presented by KPU

Eat the Dishes, Surrey
Elevate Ultimate, Burnaby
Flourist, Vancouver
Mismack Clean Cosmetics, Salmon Arm
Sweet Lavations, 108 Mile Ranch

The Next Phase

As a Top 5 finalist, nominees will be requested to present a 10-minute pitch to a judging panel at the Small Business BC office in Vancouver (or via Skype or video conference if outside the Lower Mainland). Pitches will take place early February 2020, and details on the presentation format will be provided to the Top 5 Finalists. Pitches will be followed by a short Q & A session from the judging panel.

Winners Announced Friday, 21 February, 2020

The winners will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Gala and 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 one of B.C.’s top businesses.

The Small Business BC Awards Gala brings together over 600 small business owners, supporters, providers and government officials to network at a glittering reception and enjoy a three-course dinner, as we announce this year’s winners. Join us, on this special night, as we raise a toast in honour of the small businesses, on their night to shine on the podium.

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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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