Four Sooke and Shirley businesses have been nominated for small business awards.

Local businesses nominated

Businesses in Shirley and Sooke up for 2015 Small Business BC AwaRDS

Four Sooke and Shirley businesses recognized

The 2015 Small Business BC Awards opened for nominations on October 1, 2014 attracting more than 407 British Columbia-based small businesses who have been nominated so far.

Among the nominees are four local businesses in Sooke and Shirley: The Candy Pit, nominated for Premier’s People’s Choice, Shirley Delicious, nominated for Best Community Impact and Premier’s People’s Choice, Point No Point Resort, nominated for Best Community Impact, and Your Perfect Gift, nominated for Premier’s People’s Choice.

Sponsored by the Government of British Columbia, the Premier’s People’s Choice Award celebrates B.C.’s amazing entrepreneurs by recognizing a small business that is the heart of their community. The Best Community Impact Award, sponsored by Vancity, goes to the company that’s truly making a difference in their community.

Since its inception in 2003, the annual Small Business BC Awards have become one of the largest and most widely-recognized contests in British Columbia. Last year, 470 local small businesses were nominated, from 55 communities, across the province.

The awards acknowledge the contribution that over 400,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs in our province make to their local communities and the global economy. After all, 98 per cent of businesses in BC are small businesses, and Vancouver Island is home to about 70,300 of them.

The Candy Pit is a candy store located at 6705 West Coast Road in Sooke, Shirley Delicious, a coffee shop serving snacks  is at 2794 Sheringham Point Road in Shirley. Point No Point, resort and restaurant, is at 10829 West Coast Road  in Shirley; and Your Perfect Gift is an online gift basket business located in Sooke.

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