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BC's best small businesses

North Construction Ltd, in North Vancouver, is the best employer in the province, according to the 13th annual Small Business BC Awards.

British Columbians nominated and voted for their favourite small businesses during a competition that started in October – and the results are now in.

The businesses with the highest number of votes in each award category were announced as the top 10 semi-finalists in December, with the top five moving on to face a panel of judges who determined the best business in each of 10 award categories.

The winners are:

  • PREMIER'S PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Shiraz Café and Restaurant - Prince George
  • BEST COMMUNITY IMPACT: COCO Cafe - Nanaimo
  • BEST CONCEPT: Filaprint - Tumbler Ridge
  • BEST EMPLOYER: North Construction Ltd. - North Vancouver
  • BEST ONLINE MARKETER: Glitter & Spice - South Surrey
  • BEST APPRENTICE TRAINING: KYBE Electrical Contracting - North Vancouver
  • BEST COMPANY: All Inclusive Marketing Inc. - Vancouver
  • BEST EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR: Big Bro's Barbershop - Vancouver
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Republica Coffee Roasters Inc. - Fort Langley
  • BEST WORKPLACE: Left - Maple Ridge

Recipients of Small Business BC Awards were recognized with a $1,500 Premier's Prize. They were also offered a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship opportunities with advisors from award sponsors.

More details on the winning companies and participants can be found here.

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