Nominate a small B.C. business before time runs out

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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - The Small Business B.C. Awards is accepting nominations and already a few local businesses and entrepreneurs have been recognized for their contributions and achievements.

Nominations and votes will be accepted until Nov. 30, 2014 and is open to all new and existing businesses registered in B.C. with fewer than 50 employees. The Top 10 businesses with the most votes in each award category will move on to the next stage of the contest.

So far, So Country with Dennis Walker and White Kennedy LLP are the only Penticton businesses nominated in various categories. Also representing the South Okanagan is Jane Long, a chartered accountant from Osoyoos who is nominated for best concept, premier’s people’s choice and best emerging entrepreneur.

Kelowna has several nominees, including Float Space, Porche-Ella, The Greenery Garden Centre and Corehealth Technologies. And Kamloops has nominated Designaid, Innergy Corporate Yoga Inc. and Wholesale Furniture Brokers. Vernon has also nominated Pure Granite Rocks! Ltd and Pooch Partners for Premier’s People Choice, and Sproing Creative for best workplace.

Winners will recieve the Premier’s Prize of $1,500 cash, a one-year-All-Access Pass to Small Business B.C. education and experts, business mentorship form the award sponsor and the honour of being named a top B.C. small business.

To nominate a business or find out more, visit

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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