Charlie Lake company named finalist for Small Business BC Awards

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VANCOUVER, B.C. — A company based in Charlie Lake has been named as one of the finalists of the 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards.

Northern Legendary Construction Ltd. is one of five finalists in the Best Apprentice Training category for this year’s awards, with the winner to be announced next month. The company was also named as one of the Top 10 Finalists in the best employer category.

Other companies nominated in the Best Apprentice Training category are based in North Vancouver, Chilliwack, Fernie, and Terrace. In total, nearly 600 small businesses from across B.C. were nominated for the awards.

“We are thrilled with the engagement that B.C.’s small business community has had with this year’s awards and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to all,” said Small Business BC CEO George Hunter. “We are very much looking forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements of local entrepreneurs at the Small Business BC Awards Gala.”

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For the last step in the Awards’ judging process, the finalists will pitch their business, and its success, to a panel of business experts. The winners will receive the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year All-Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts, and the honour of being named one of B.C.’s top businesses.

“British Columbia has a vibrant small business community and the Small Business BC Awards are testament to the entrepreneurship happening throughout the province,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. “We are proud to support creative leadership in the small business sector and this year’s nominees demonstrate that B.C. continues to be a place of remarkable innovation, where people benefit from good jobs and a strong, sustainable economy.”

This year’s Small Business BC Awards Gala will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 23rd.

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