Two Mission-based companies qualify for top five

Two Mission-based companies qualify for top five

They are now Top 5 finalists in the 14th annual Small Business BC Awards.

Two Mission-based companies have made it as Top 5 finalists in the 14th annual Small Business BC Awards. This year, 699 nominations from 72 communities across the province and over 32,000 votes were received.

And now five businesses in 10 different categories have been selected to face a Dragons’ Den-style panel of business experts who will determine the winner in each category.

This Mission companies still in the running are:

Valley Acrylic Bath Ltd., which has been nominated in the Best Employer category. They will face off against four other companies – Aequilibrium Software Inc., Vancouver; Central Kitchen, Kelowna; RDC Fine Homes Inc., Whistler; and VictorEric, Vancouver.

K’pure Naturals, which has been nominated in the Best Marketer category. They will face off against four other companies – The Argosy, Prince Rupert; JY Knows It Business Consulting, Surrey; Loulou Lollipop, Richmond; and The Henna Hut, Penticton.

Pitches will be held in person at Small Business BC in Vancouver between Feb. 6 and 14. The winners will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony at the Pan Pacific Vancouver on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Award recipients receive $1,500 cash; a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education, resources and experts; and one-on-one business mentorship with notable advisors from the award sponsors. For more, visit sbbcawards.ca.