The BC small business awards have been handed out.
The businesses were nominated last fall and then those with the highest number of votes in each award category made the Top 10 semi-finalist list in December.
In the Best Community Impact category, Nanaimo’s Coco Cafe had been nominated and moved on to face a panel of judges who determined the best business in each of 10 award categories and Coco Cafe made that cut.
Recipients of the Small Business BC Awards were recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash.
The winners were also offered a one-year All-Access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship opportunities with notable advisors from award sponsors.