A Cranbrook business has gotten the nod for the Small Business BC awards nominations, and will now face a Dragons’ Den-style panel of business experts, which will determine the winner in its category
The Heid-Out Restaurant and Brewhouse is among five businesses from around the province nominated for Best Apprentice Training. This in turn is one of 10 categories, the finalists in each of which were announced Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Last year, Small Business BC, a provincial resource for entrepreneurs, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, asked British Columbians to nominate their favourite small businesses for the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards between October 1 and November 30. This year, 699 nominations from 72 communities across the province and over 32,000 votes were received, according to a press release from Small Business BC.
Those who activated their communities and received the most votes between October 1 and November 30, 2016 were named the Top 10 Semi-Finalists on December 12, 2016 and invited to submit a more detailed application. These applications were used to decide the Top 5 Finalists in this year’s competition.
The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in B.C., and recognize the achievements of the province’s entrepreneurs, and celebrate the contributions new and existing businesses registered in B.C., with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy.
Pitches will be held in-person at Small Business BC in Vancouver between February 6-14, 2017.
The winners will be announced at the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards Ceremony at the Pan Pacific Vancouver on Thursday, February 23, 2017 during an evening of drinks, appetizers and networking with 500 B.C. business owners, industry influencers, government officials and special guests.
Recipients of Small Business BC Awards will be recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education, resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship with notable advisors from the award sponsors.