Telkwa Wins Open for Business Award!

The results are in, and five communities across British Columbia have won the Small Business Roundtable’s Open for Business Award in recognition of their efforts to support the growth of small businesses, create jobs and drive local economic growth.

The fourth-annual awards ceremony, held during the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual convention at the Parliament Buildings, saw the Village of Telkwa, City of Victoria, District of Lake Country, the Corporation of Delta and the Nisga’a Lisims Government take home top honours. Each of these communities are first-time Open for Business Award winners, a clear indication that more municipalities, regional districts, and First Nations are adopting small business-friendly policies and finding innovative ways to foster entrepreneurship each year.

Twenty-one communities from around the province applied for the awards this year. Each submission was adjudicated according to the small-business-friendly themes identified in Open for Business Awards: Best Practices Guide, but the Small Business Roundtable found the following initiatives particularly innovative in their approach to supporting the success of small businesses:

Telkwa made major investments to revitalize Hankin Corner as a commercial focal point through restoration and development.

For more information about these awards and the recipients click here.

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