Three Fort St. James businesses have been nominated to take part in the 2015 Small Business B.C. Awards.
Bare Hands Landscaping & Design, MXV Integrated Health & Fitness as well as local bistro the Soup Wallah have been nominated for the awards.
Bare Hands Landscaping & Design have been nominated for the category of Best Community Impact and Premier’s Peoples Choice award. MXV Integrated Health and Fitness has been nominated for the Best Community Impact Award and the Soup Wallah has been nominated in the category of Premier’s Peoples Choice award.
Mel Chesnutt, one of the owners of Bare Hands Landscaping & Design commented on being nominated saying,
“It feels awesome and we are so grateful for the support of Fort St. James. We work hard at Bare Hands Landscaping and we look forward to growing with the community for years so come.”
The Small Business B.C. Awards began in 2003 and are an annual event that recognizes small business entrepreneurs and the differences they’re making in their communities.
For the 2014 awards 470 small businesses were nominated from 55 different communities in British Columbia.
Nominations began on Oct. 1 and nominations and voting remains open until Nov. 30, 2014.
Ten categories are available for nomination including best company, best concept, best employer, best online marketer, best community impact, best workplace, best international trade, Premier’s peoples choice, best immigrant entrepreneur and best emerging entrepreneur.
Nominees that make it to the top five category will face what the awards organization is calling a “Dragons Den-style” panel of judges where they will pitch to the judges why they believe they should be awarded the title of best in B.C.
Winners receive a $1,500 cash prize in addition to a one year all access pass to Small Business B.C. education and resources as well as a one-on-one mentorship program with advisors from the awards sponsors.
Sponsoring the 2015 awards is the Government of British Columbia as well as Vancity credit union.