This article originally appeared in The Local on December 15, 2011
The 2011/12 Successful You Awards contest, which takes nominations for all the top businesses in British Columbia has had a fantastic start.
With nominations from across 15 communities in BC, the competition has never been fiercer. Public polls closed on November 30 having collected well over 10,000 votes, and the Small Business BC team have been busy verifying the results and contacting the lucky finalists over the past week.
On the Sunshine Coast, two businesses placed in the top ten for their category:
HapiFoods placed in the Best Community Impact category, and Gibsons Recycling placed in the Best Green Business category.
HapiFoods was awarded top place in the Successful You competition in 2010, in the Best Concept category.
Gibsons Recycling is thrilled to have made the top ten in this competition of BC businesses and are already planning their business pitch for the final leg of the competition.
A panel of judges will now review the Top Ten’s submitted applications and select the top five finalists in each category. The top five finalists will be announced on January 30, 2012.
These finalists will be asked to present a ten minute business pitch, followed by a question and answer period led by the judges. Winners will be announced at the prestigious Awards Ceremony on February 28, 2012 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver.
To keep up to date with all things Successful You, visit www.successfulyou.ca or monitor the hash tag #sya2012 on Twitter.