Monday, October 31, 2016

Four Prince Rupert businesses in the running for Provincial Small Business honours

The nominations are in and there are but 31 days left to make your vote count for three Prince Rupert businesses that are up for the Small Business BC Awards for 2016.

The first call for nominations went out on October 1st and since that time the list of competitors has grown each and every day as those that operate small businesses, or those that think that their favourite place is worthy of recognition submit their entries.

For the North Coast there are three Prince Rupert entries to date that have been nominated. Some familiar names grabbing their placement in the following categories, Best Community Impact, Best Marketer, Best Company and the Premier's People's Choice Award.

You can review the nominees, explore some notes on what they are all about and most importantly cast your vote from the links that follow:

A snapshot Good Times Games and Electronics and voting link can be found here.

A Snapshot of the Argosy and voting link can be found here.

A Snapshot of the Wheelhouse Brewing Company and voting link can be found here.

You can cast your vote by clicking on the snapshot links above and then clicking the Vote Now box for each category that the business is nominated for.  

Nominees are competing for spots on the competition shortlist of ten, the final day for voting is November 30th.

The process then moves into an evaluation phase and should the Prince Rupert nominees find success at the ballot box, they will move on to the Business Pitch Presentations competing with four other top finishers in their categories.

The final decisions are made in mid February and the winners receive their acclaim on February 27th when the Small Business Awards are handed out at a Gala celebration at the Pan Pacific Hotel in  Vancouver.

The full process from nomination to hearing the words the winner is, can be found here.

You can find more items of interest about the North Coast Commercial scene from our archive page here.

Update: Make it Four Local businesses in nomination!

In the days following the release of the original nominations, Rupert Lawn and Garden joined the ranks of the Prince Rupert nominees for the competition:

The local business was nominated in the Best Community Impact competition and the Premier's People's Choice Award.

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