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Small Business BC award nominations now open

Eligible Sea to Sky businesses could earn $10,000 in prize money, if they win one of the four awards.
There will be an in-person gala where the awards will be presented.

Small business owners in the Sea to Sky Corridor have the opportunity to compete for prize money in the upcoming Small Business BC (SBBC) Awards.

SBBC recently opened nominations for small businesses to compete for $10,000 apiece in a few separate categories. The nominations are open now until March 10.

“To mark our 20th anniversary, we’re thrilled to be returning to an in-person gala where a $40,000 prize purse will be shared among four winning businesses. To help make this year the most inspirational awards ever, we’re asking the public to nominate a small business that has impacted your community,” said Tom Conway, CEO of SBBC, in a news release.

There are four available awards.

The Premier’s People’s Choice Award is “presented to a BC-based small business that can demonstrate the unwavering and loyal support of their community.”

The Business Impact Award goes to the business that has invested in the community and views social responsibility as a critical part of their business and success.

The E-Commerce Experience Award goes to the business that presents a positive online experience for its customers and is easy to navigate.

Finally, the Best Youth Entrepreneur goes to a business leader aged 35 or under who is already showing success with their business.

Several businesses have won awards in the Sea to Sky region in the last few years.

In 2021, Sea to Sky Sourdough BReD in Whistler won the Best Youth Entrepreneur.

In 2018, Sea to Sky Removal in Squamish won the Best Concept Award.

Nominations can be submitted to Once nominated, businesses must try to get as many public votes as possible if they want to be in contention for the Premier’s People’s Choice Award.

For the other three awards, the top five businesses will pitch why they should win to a panel of judges, who will then pick a winner.

The ceremony will be hosted on June 2 in Vancouver, and tickets will go on sale in April.

For more information, please visit the SBBC’s website

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