Wine Crush Market with their portable pizza oven.

Wine Crush Market with their portable pizza oven.

Penticton businesses move forward in Small Business B.C. Awards competition

Two Penticton businesses have made it to the Top 10 round of semifinalists for the annual Small Business B.C. Awards.

Two Penticton businesses have made it to the Top 10 round of semi-finalists for the annual Small Business B.C. Awards.

Wine Crush Market (Best Concept) and Henna Hut (Best Marketer) are both in the running for awards. They have been given one month to provide the panel of judges a detailed application outlining why they deserve to win the award.

For a full list of the Top 10 visit http://sbbcawards.ca/top10s/

The applications will be used to decided the Top 5 finalists, which will be announced on Jan. 23, 2017.

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The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business B.C. Awards Ceremony on Feb. 23, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver.

This year, 699 nominations were received from 72 communities across the province. The businesses were given two months to gain as many votes as possible. Those who activated their communities and received the most votes have been named the Top 10 semifinalists in this year’s competition.

Recipients of Small Business B.C. Awards are recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500, a one year all-access pass to Small Business B.C. education, resources and experts and one-on-one business mentorship with notable advisors from the award sponsors.

More details on the Small Business B.C. Awards can be found at www.sbbcawards.ca.