|They are the Champions, Richard and Frances from the Argosy|
claim the Best Marketer award at the BC Small Business Awards
One of the two Prince Rupert businesses that made it to the top Five of the BC Small Business Awards has completed that journey with an Award.
As the Third Avenue shop The Argosy claimed the top spot last night in their category of Best Marketer, the energetic entrepreneurs hailed for their work as part of an impressive celebration show in Vancouver .
The Argosy duo received their award at the gala presentation at the Pan Pacific Hotel, bringing to an end a fpir month period that saw more than 525 nominations from across the province entered in the competition.
As the weeks went by and the competition moved through its process, that list was whittled down to five finalists per category, with Prince Rupert's Argosy and Wheelhouse Brewing Company cracking the final rankings.
From there, a Dragon Den's style process took place with the two Rupert groups making a presentation for a panel of industry experts and leading entrepreneurs.
Whatever it was that from the Argosy said resonated with that panel, with the reward from their preparation and presentation delivered on the stage at the Pan Pacific last night.
Learn more about the Argosy from the website here.
Richard and Frances were quick to their twitter feed last night with the good news, and friends and satisfied customers were quick to load up their Facebook page with best wishes from far and near.
For the Wheelhouse gang it was a case of coming close and gaining some valuable exposure for the brand, not to mention a world of experience and network connections for the future.
You can review the full list of nominees and winners for each category here.
The journey to the finals started in October with four Prince Rupert businesses in the running, with Good Times Games and Electronics and Rupert Lawn and Garden joining The Argosy and Wheelhouse in representing the North Coast in the competition.
The two finalists in their categories showcased the region with style and left a good impression of the commercial sector with the large collection of entrepreneurs from across British Columbia,
Through their success both the Argosy and Wheelhouse have shown that with a good business plan, an idea or two and a lot of hard work success can come your way.
To see the path that both Prince Rupert business owners travelled see our items below:
January 25 -- The Argosy and Wheelhouse head to the finals for Provincial Small Business honours
December 15 -- Three Prince Rupert businesses make the list of Ten finalists in BC Small Business Awards
October 31 -- Four Prince Rupert businesses in the running for Provincial Small Business honours
For more items related to Prince Rupert's commercial scene see our archive page here.