2016 Open for Business Awards

The Small Business Roundtable is now accepting community submissions for the 2016 Open for Business Awards. This award recognizes communities that are undertaking initiatives and partnerships to reduce the cost and complexity of doing business in BC. 

The Open for Business Awards Best Practices Guide highlights local government initiatives that are in the spirit of the BC Small Business Accord and helped distinguish finalist communities as “open for business.”  These best practices were identified by the Roundtable through the evaluation of past Open for Business Awards submissions and represent communities that have reduced regulatory overlap, leveraged partnerships to improve government interactions with small businesses and accelerated local economic development for the small business community.

Information about the Roundtable, the BC Small Business Accord and the Open for Business Awards is available on the website.

The Roundtable Secretariat is available to support the preparation of community applications by contacting: 250 387-9083 or by email.

The deadline for submitting an application is August 1, 2016. Winners will be announced at an event in the Legislature during the UBCM Annual Convention in September.

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