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Small Business BC 2013 Successful You Awards Finalists Announced! would like to congratulate all the Finalists of the Small Business BC 2013 Successful You Awards! The awards night is back for its 10th year and it will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on February 28, 2013.

The excitement is building up to determine BC’s best. After months of nominations and selecting the best, it has finally been narrowed down to the Top Five finalists for each category; Best Company, Best Concept, Best Employer, Best Green Business, Best Online Marketer and Best Community Impact.

EventBrite---Decals-2012.jpgThe Finalists for each Categories are:

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Recognizing and celebrating the contributions of BC’s best small businesses

Winners of the 9th annual Successful You Awards were announced last night at an event at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. There were about 400 people from the BC business community with former Vancouver Canuck Trevor Linden as keynote speaker. He gave a thoroughly entertaining speech about how much things had changed from 1988 when he started to 2008 when he retired. He has since become an entrepreneur with a successful development company with his brother and has started his Club 16 Trevor Linden fitness studios with a new one launching this month at the Vancouver Convention Centre. He admitted that this is his “freak out month.”

The formal part of the event was when Small Business BC recognized the achievements of 30 finalists (1 winner was chosen out of 5 finalists in 6 categories).

Above: All the top 5 finalists and award winners.

This year’s winners were:
Best Company: Williams and White
Best Concept: EightSix Network
Best Employer: Eclipse Awards
Best Green Business: Pemberton Valley Lodge
Best Online Marketer: Masc
Best Community Impact: Kids Physio Group

As a judge, I had the opportunity to review the applications for the Best Company category and watched the pitches of the five finalist companies. I was impressed by the innovation, dedication and passion each of the CEO’s had for their companies.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists for their success.

Over 1 million people are employed by small businesses in British Columbia and 98% of all businesses in BC are considered Small Businesses (defined as 50 employees or less).

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Small Business BC Successful You Awards Ceremony – Tickets Available Now

The 9th Annual Small Business BC Successful You Awards are taking place in Vancouver on February 28th, 2012 at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

The Successful You Awards recognizes and celebrates the important contributions of BC’s entrepreneurs to their local communities and the wider global economy. The awards contest is free to enter and open to all new and existing small businesses across B.C.

This year’s Top 10 finalists were announced earlier in the year. Nominees were selected by residents of BC who benefit from these businesses, with votes collected online using various social media platforms.

For the February 28th ceremony, Small Business BC has just announced Trevor Linden as keynote speaker! He will share his ideas on leadership and team work in hockey and how those lessons have helped him build a successful career in business.

Emceeing the event will be long time news anchor and reporter for Global BC, Aaron McArthur.

Don’t miss this great event that showcases the entrepreneurial talent of British Columbia. Early Bird tickets are on sale now for just $49! President and Vice-Chair on the Board of Small Business BC, Cybele Negris, is proud to have been chosen, once again as a judge for the awards.

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