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Meet the Finalists

Back in January, we called on our community to nominate and vote for their favourite small businesses. We were blown away by the response. A total of 636 nominations were received, representing 442 businesses in 88 communities across British Columbia.

The winners will be announced at our Virtual Awards Presentation on April 28th, 2022. Register Now for a FREE ticket and secure your place to celebrate the best of BC’s small business community.

Here are your Top 5 Finalists for the 19th Annual Small Business BC Awards, Presented by Kwantlen Polytechnic University:

Business Impact Award

The SBBC Business Impact Award goes to the business owner(s) that are truly making a difference. These hard-working individuals embrace the challenges of entrepreneurship, displaying skill in areas like sales, marketing, logistics, finances and operations.  Our Top 5 will now progress to the next phase of the competition, presenting a 10-minute pitch, followed by a Q&A session, to a judging panel of business experts via Zoom. This independent judging panel will decide which of the Top 5 Finalists will be this year’s winner.

Business Impact Award

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amawilc

Mount Currie

amawilc brings Indigenous ways of knowing and being to the classroom and the boardroom. Through workshops built around sharing circles, hand-crafts, and storytelling, they bring opportunity to create awareness, understanding, respect and together-ness between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures.

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Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters

Atlin

Whether you prefer your brew dark, medium, or light, the Atlin Mountain Coffee Roastery proudly offers coffee as wild and full of character as the place it is roasted. No chemicals, pesticides, or blending: just organic, fairly traded, single-origin beans carefully brought to perfection in the Canadian wilderness.

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Friendly Composting Inc.

Kamloops

Friendly Composting provides weekly compost pick up and local product delivery in beautiful, Kamloops BC. Founders Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin are on a mission to  make it simple for you to make an impact and choose LOCAL!

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Lil' Ronnie's BBQ

Tofino

Based in the rugged surrounds of Tofino, Lil’ Ronnie’s BBQ is a traditional BBQ joint that cooks all of their sustainably farmed, local meats on their offset reverse flow wood fire smoker, honouring the traditional methods of BBQ. Enjoy a tasty beverage, killer BBQ and a warm atmosphere.

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Nature Bee

Saanichton

Nature Bee Wraps is on a mission to create a better beeswax wrap that is better for you, your family, your food, and most importantly the planet. They strive to make sustainability more attainable and achievable, through fun and colourful single use plastic alternatives.

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Premier's Peoples Choice

Our Premier’s People’s Choice Award is our only award category that is entirely decided by a public vote. 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.

Premier's Peoples Choice

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Afrofusion

Kamloops

Afrofusion is a black-owned business that provides tasty African and western cuisine to the people of Kamloops and beyond. To the founders, Afrofusion is more than just food; it is a feeling and a representation of hopes, dreams, perseverance, and community service.

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Meraki Beauty Bar

Burnaby

Meraki Beauty Bar is a one-stop shop with a team of 20 talented artists that are professionally trained and skilled in various beauty services such as permanent makeup, eyelash extensions and nails. Their team has serviced over 10,000 appointments and has over 600+ 5 star reviews, resulting in the honour of multiple awards.

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Nature Bee

Saanichton

Nature Bee Wraps is on a mission to create a better beeswax wrap that is better for you, your family, your food, and most importantly the planet. They strive to make sustainability more attainable and achievable, through fun and colourful single use plastic alternatives.

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Soul Bite Food Inc.

Coquitlam

Soul Bite Food Inc. is a social enterprise that produces delicious vegan dishes created with traditional recipes from Eastern Europe and Middle East. Their line of award-winning vegan comfort food is designed for retail – and food service. It has flavour like you’ve never tasted before.

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Tardigrada Design Studio

Vancouver

Tardigrada Design Studio creates meaningful brands and implements creative solutions that not only stand the test of time, but stand out no matter how much time passes. They work with individuals and businesses to transform ideas into vibrant, distinctive, and pragmatic results.

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Service Vocal Training

Nominated for:
Business Impact Award


The Velvet Underground Shop Inc

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Premier's People's Choice


Employ to Empower

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Business Impact Award


INVITO Coffee Roasters

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Business Impact Award


Cariboo orthotics

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Erikson’s Daylily Gardens and Perennials

Nominated for:
Business Impact Award


Schlossky Immigration Solutions Inc.

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2 categories


Tea House Candle

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