Premier's People's Choice

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It takes a community to grow a small business. It also takes a community to win our Premier’s People’s Choice Award. This unique award category, sponsored by the Province of British Columbia, is presented to a BC-based small business that can demonstrate they have the unwavering and loyal support of their community. The criteria for winning is simple: Get more votes than any other nominee.

Nominees are tasked with using any imaginative, creative or traditional tactics available to them to engage customers, clients and neighbours to vote for them. At the end of the process, the business with the most votes from their community is our winner.


Eligibility

To be eligible for the Premier’s People’s Choice Award, nominees must be currently operating a business in BC and have less than 50 employees.


Our Premier’s People’s Choice is the only awards category where nominees don’t have to pitch to our panel of judges. Instead, they must gather as many votes as possible between January 18th, 2021 to March 8th, 2021.

The winning business will be announced at our Virtual Small Business BC Awards Ceremonies taking place May 4th – May 6th, 2020.


Winner

  • $1,500 cash prize from Province of BC
  • All access pass to SBBC Education and TTAE services for 1 year
  • Professional media shareables
  • 1 interview & article featured on the SBBC website
  • Social Media spotlight throughout the winning year

Top 5 Finalists:

  • All access pass to SBBC Education and TTAE services for 1 year
  • Professional media shareables

Awards Timeline

  • January 18, 2021: Nominations and Voting open
  • March 7, 2021 (11:59pm): Nominations and Voting close
  • March 22, 2021: Top 5s announced
  • May 4-6, 2021: Small Business BC Awards presentations

Previous Winners

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This Year's Nominees

Check out some of the businesses that were already nominated


Osoyoos Loop Media & Marketing Ltd.

Nominated for:
2 categories


Turtle Bay IT Services Corp.

Nominated for:
Premier's People's Choice


Regroove Solutions Inc.

Nominated for:
3 categories


The Refill Stop

Nominated for:
2 categories


UCMAS Richmond – Orient Education Services

Nominated for:
3 categories


The Car Guy

Nominated for:
2 categories


LocalBoom

Nominated for:
3 categories


Whistler Staging Co Ltd

Nominated for:
2 categories


Deanna Deacon Coaching

Nominated for:
2 categories


HiChant Communications

Nominated for:
3 categories


Origen Air

Nominated for:
3 categories


Brittney’s B2B Beast 2 Beauty Bar

Nominated for:
3 categories

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Small businesses are invited to nominate themselves in one of our six categories:

Click on the banners to learn more about each category and their eligibility requirements.

"People reach out to us now because of the award, and having this recognition helps people build trust with us in a unique way."

Geoff Manton

Best Company
Award Winner, 2019

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