A local business has made it to the Top 5 contenders in its category at the 17th Annual Small Business BC Awards.
The Squamish Connector has been selected as a finalist for the awards, which drew over 600 nominations from across the province.
Thanks to the demise of local Greyhound services, the Connector became an increasingly important service for people seeking to travel between town and the Vancouver area.
The Connector will be competing against establishments from Vancouver, Gibsons and New Westminster for the Best Community Impact award.
Also in the running are the ever-popular Rio Theatre in East Vancouver, and Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen in New Westminster, which offers free meals to the needy.
Vancouver’s Catoro Café and Ginger Jars from Gibsons are also competing for the win that category.
The winners will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Gala, which will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Feb. 21.
Those who claim victory at the event will receive bragging rights, $1,500 in cash and a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education and experts.