Three Nanaimo businesses make top 10 Small Business B.C. Awards list

NANAIMO – Nanaimo businesses squeezed in narrowing field of competitors headed to Small Business B.C. Awards in February.

Three Nanaimo businesses could be on the their way to becoming top five finalists for the 13th annual Small Business B.C. Awards.

The Small Business B.C. Awards celebrates the contributions of businesses in B.C. with fewer that 50 employees make to this communities and the global economy.

Pye Design, Roar Representation and Hey Beautiful Salon have percolated to the top 10 in their awards categories from a field of 535 nominees – including 12 nominee businesses from Nanaimo – from 71 communities across the province.

Pye Design, ranks in the top 10 businesses in the Premier’s Peoples Choice category. Roar Representation is representing in the Best Concept category and Hey Beautiful Salon has claimed top 10 ranking in the Best Apprentice Training and Best Workplace awards categories.

The rankings were announced Wednesday.

The top 10 finalists move forward to face a panel of judges, who will review their applications and narrow down the competition to the top fiver finalists in each category.

Category winners will be announced at the Small Business B.C. Awards ceremony Feb. 25 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

Recipients of Small Business BC Awards receive the Premier’s Prize of $1,500 and be offered a one-year all-access pass to Small Business B.C. education resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship opportunities with advisors from award sponsors.

To learn more, please visit the Small Business B.C. Awards website www.sbbcawards.ca.

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