The Premier’s People’s Choice Award celebrates BC’s amazing entrepreneurs by recognizing a small business that is at the heart of their community.
Using any imaginative, creative, or traditional tactics available, interested businesses apply for the award and engage their customers, clients and neighbours to vote for them. At the end of the process, whoever has the most votes wins; It’s as simple as that!
Last year, The Gibsons Butcher exemplified this community involvement, rallying their Sunshine Coast community behind them to clinch the prize. Who will follow in their footsteps in 2019? Here are your Top 10 Semi-Finalists for the 2019 Premier’s People’s Choice Award:
Munday Media & Design, Oliver
Munday Media & Design offers custom design services to businesses and organizations who want to engage, captivate and be remembered by their customers and clients. They work in branding, logo creation, print media, web design, social media start up, photography and more.
Sue’s Clothesline, Creston
Located in beautiful Creston, Sue’s Clothesline is a community-focused clothing store owned and managed by long-time entrepreneur Sue Thomas.
Namaskar Yoga, Parksville
Located in downtown Parksville, Namaskar Yoga’s friendly, inviting, infrared studio offers hot, warm and non-heated yoga classes. Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, Namaskar is the perfect place to start or deepen your yoga practice, and be a part of an open-hearted community.
Legends Academy, Abbotsford
Legends Academy is a small boutique Cosmetology Academy in Abbotsford BC that has been in operation for over seven years. Their mission statement is to provide students with confidence, resources, and experiences they will need to become artists; transcended and inspired individuals with a visionary state of mind, equipped to excel as prosperous, professional cosmetologists.
The Realm of Toys, Williams Lake
The Realm of Toys is a magical wonderland filled with many of the Douillard family’s passions; toys, books and all things nerdy. Based in Williams Lake, The Realm of Toys specializes in hard-to-find, quality and educational toys and games for kids of all ages. Stop in and browse, or just talk comic books and all things nerdy.
Kootenay Canine Adventures, Cranbrook
Kootenay Canine Adventures is born from a love and joy for all dogs, and promotes a healthy lifestyle for them even when their owners are busy with their lives. They understand that some dogs need more than an afternoon stroll and that’s exactly what dogs receive, with a tailored walking plan to suit canines of all shapes and sizes.
Vancouver Island Hot Sauce, Nanoose Bay
Vancouver Island Hot Sauce Company reflects the character and memorable experiences of their island home in each and every bottle they produce.
Trench Brewing & Distilling Inc, Prince George
Trench Brewing & Distilling is Prince George’s newest craft brewery and is in the process of launching distilled spirits. They promote local artists by hosting live music featuring local artists every Friday. They also engage the community through multiple events such as trivia nights, movie nights and open mic nights.
Warmland Garage Doors Service, Duncan
Warmland Garage Doors Service is an owner-operated family business based on the foundation of quality workmanship. They are licensed, and insured with full coverage with Worksafe BC.
2 Guys with Knives, Vancouver
2GuysWithKnives is aiming to revolutionize the nutrition game with their super convenient and affordable meal delivery service designed to sky rocket clients toward their goals. Their weekly menu is created with a balance of lean protein, low glycemic carbohydrates & tasty veggie combinations that are entirely gluten free, customizable and designed around the highest of fitness nutrition guidelines.
The Small Business BC Awards Gala will bring together over 600 small business owners, supporters, providers and government officials to network at a glittering reception and enjoy a three-course dinner, as we announce the winners of this year’s awards.
Hosted by a special guest Emcee, this is THE event where small businesses are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community and the BC economy.
Join us as we raise a glass in honour of the small businesses, on their night to shine on the podium.