Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Argosy and Wheelhouse head to the finals for Provincial Small Business honours

The organizers of the Small Business BC Awards have whittled down their list a little bit more as they head towards Awards night and with the latest and last of the cuts two Prince Rupert businesses remain in the running for Provincial honours.

After a three month process of review, the celebration of business on the North Coast will be the focus for two popular and relatively new commercial options in the Prince Rupert area.

The Argosy, is among the Five Finalists when it comes to the Marketing Award for 2017, with the 3rd Avenue West location advancing to the final stage of the annual competition.

The Argosy is set to challenge the following for provincial bragging rights.

JY Knows it -- A Surrey based consulting firm
Lou Lou Lollipop -- A Richmond retailer with a global audience
K'Pure Naturals -- A Mission retailer offering a number of personal care products
The Henna Hut -- A Penticton company staffed 100 percent by student artists.

Also cracking the final five is Prince Rupert's Wheelhouse Brewing Company, which is in the running for the People's Choice Award.

Standing in between the Wheelhouse and the Awards Stage are:

Beachcomber Coffee Co. -- A popular craft coffee company located in Gibsons
Picnic Charcuterie -- The Tofino business offers cured meats and provisions using BC ingredients
Vintage and Restoration Love -- A Dawson Creek retailer offering vintage antiques and decor items
Sea to Sky Air -- offering  eco tourism trips from their Squamish base

You can review all of the Small Business Award Finalists here.

The two Prince Rupert businesses now will have one final chance to boost their chances, as they make their preparations to put together a 10 minute pitch that provides more background for the judging panel.

Those presentations are set to take place sometime between February 6th to 14th.

The winners will be announced during the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 23rd in Vancouver.

The path from the North Coast to the Finals can be traced below:

December 15 -- Three Prince Rupert businesses make the list of Ten Finalists in BC Small Business Awards
October 31 -- Three Prince Rupert businesses in the running for Provincial Small Business honours

More on the Northwest business scene can be found on our archive page.

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