Finalists are named for the Small Business BC Awards

A total of 417 businesses from 55 cities across British Columbia were nominated this year for the 11th Annual Small Business BC Awards. Now with a month to go until the winners are officially announced, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and Small Business BC have narrowed down the list and giving many small businesses and entrepreneurs the chance to earn the title of being a top businesses in B.C.

In total there are five businesses in eight categories that range from Best Company, Best Community Impact to Best Employer. The winners will be announced on February 27th and here’s the complete list:

Best Company:
• AZ World Translation & Interpretation- North Vancouver
• Burger55 – Penticton
• Fitness on the Go – Vancouver
• Save Everyday – Vancouver
• Tours by Locals – 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 Fisher – 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:
• Bike Hike Adventures, Vancouver
• Coastal Trademark, 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:
• CNN Bikes, North Vancouver
• Cucumber Marketing, Vancouver
• iWorx, North Vancouver
• The Oracle, Whistler
• Homeroom Small Business Solutions, Vancouver

“This is an opportunity to acknowledge the exceptionally talented, creative and passionate entrepreneurs in our province,” says George Hunter, Small Business BC CEO. “It’s a platform for entrepreneurs in every stage of business to showcase the impact they’re having on their communities and the contributions they’re making to the economy. We’re proud to bring awareness to those businesses and to celebrate the dedicated entrepreneurs who built them.”


Ian Hardy

Ian is publisher at MobileSyrup. He's been quietly creating and building things for years and is completely addicted to Tim Hortons.

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