September 12, 2014 - 3:57 PM
VERNON - The City of Vernon has been named one of the finalists for the 2014 Open for Business Awards.
The award recognizes communities that support small business through local government measures aligned with the B.C. Small Business Accord.
The applications are evaluated based on how the communities enhance small-business competitiveness, recognize the contributions of small businesses to the community, and promote the principles of the BC Small Business Accord. The roundtable noted the 2014 applications are the strongest to date.
Along with Vernon, the roundtable named Delta, Grand Forks, Kelowna, City of Langley, Nelson, Parksville, Port Coquitlam, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Smithers, Surrey and Whistler.
To promote an "open-for-business" culture, the Province is providing awards of $10,000 to each winning community to support the implementation of measures that benefit small business. Winners will be announced on Sept. 24 at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) annual conference in Whistler.
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