Dan and Pearl Hiemstra, the operators of Focus Ability which is a finalist for the Best Concept award at the Small Business BC Awards pose for a photo on Saturday, April 15.-image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer.

Businesses in the running for Small Business BC Awards

Five North-Okanagan, Shuswap and Revelstoke businesses are recognized among the best in BC.

Five small North-Okanagan, Shuswap and Revelstoke businesses are being recognized as some of the best in the province. Each of the five businesses are among the top 10 semifinalists for an award category at the Small Business BC Awards.

Raw gluten-free vegan crisp producer Okanagan Rawsome Natural Foods from Grindrod is one of 10 businesses which are finalists for the Premier People’s Choice Award.

Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions located in Salmon Arm works to bridge the gap between adults with autism and other developmental challenges and employers who can benefit from their special skills. Focus Ability is a finalist for the Best Concept Award.

The Courtyard Gallery in Enderby is one of the businesses in the running for the Best Community Impact Award.

Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Ltd., which is headquartered in Revelstoke but serves clients throughout Western Canada, the United States, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand could be awarded the Best Company accolade.

Wyssen Canada Inc., a subsidiary of a Swiss avalanche control firm based in Revelstoke, is a finalist for the Best International Trade award. Wyssen is the company behind the remote avalanche control towers located near Three Valley Gap.

Winners will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards held on Feb. 23 in Vancouver.


@SalmonArm
sports@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

In Photos: Crowd thrilled at S-Games in Sicamous

The celebration of two-wheeled transportation showed off daring athletes on all kinds of bikes.

Mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan-Similkameen Shuswap

Chance of showers for much of the region this afternoon

Water quality makes swimming unsafe at three beaches near Salmon Arm

The Adams Lake Indian Band has issued a water quality notice affecting beaches at three campgrounds.

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges cadet program on gendered policy

He wants the policy to be more gender inclusive

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Summer sun for Sunday

The forecast for the week ahead shows some rain but plenty of sun and warm tempertures.

Donkeys await your hugs and scritches at anniversary event

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge invites public to help celebrate 20 years of care.

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

North Okanagan residents warned of road closure

Cherryville bridge closures planned

Update: Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

CDART trains North Okanagan volunteers

Regional group looking to form to help animals in cases of emergencies and disasters

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

Most Read