Two Abbotsford businesses nominated for BC Awards

Connect Now Business Network and Reddy Made Cakes in the running for awards, with winners announced in February

A pair of Abbotsford small businesses are up for one of the biggest prizes at the 13th annual Small Business BC Awards.

Connect Now Business Network and Reddy Made Cakes have both been nominated for the Premier’s People’s Choice Award, which recognizes small businesses that go the extra mile for their neighbours.

Connect Now offers opportunities to meet professionals and business owners through business networking and professional development events. The business was founded in 2010 by Jennifer Henczel.

Reddy Made Cakes, started by Abbotsford resident Crystal Reddy, specializes in cupcakes, custom cakes, wedding cakes, cookies and other baked goods.

The Premier’s People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the B.C. government, recognizes a small business that is the heart of a community.

Recipients of SBBC awards will be recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500. The winners will also be offered a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts.

The contest is open for nominations and voting until Nov. 30 at sbbcawards.ca. Nominated business owners will be tasked with gaining as many votes as possible by Nov. 30. The businesses with the highest number of votes in each award category will be announced as the top 10 on Dec. 11. These nominees will submit a detailed application that judges will use to determine the top five finalists from each award category, announced on Jan. 29.

The top five finalists will then be invited to present a 10-minute Dragons’ Den-style pitch to the judges to prove themselves as one of B.C.’s best.

The winners of each category will be announced at the SBBC awards ceremony on Feb. 25, at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

 

 

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