South Peace businesses finalists to Small Business BC Awards

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Two businesses in the South Peace have made it as top five finalists in the Small Business BC awards.

Vintage Restoration & Love in Dawson Creek is up for the Premier’s People’s Choice, and Filaprint in Tumbler Ridge is a finalist for the award of Best Concept.

Natasha Lacourse-Cortes, owner of Vintage Restoration & Love, says she finds it great that even someone, and a business, in a small town can be acknowledged for a large, provincial award.

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Jody Mitchell, who runs Filaprint, says she found out about the news a few days ago and is excited to be in the top five.

A total of 535 nominees from 71 communities across British Columbia were voted on.

From here, the top five finalists are invited to present a 10-minute pitch to the internal and external judges to prove themselves as B.C.’s best small businesses.

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The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 25, 2016 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

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