The Salt Spring Chamber, Gulf Islands Driftwood and Island Savings partnered up to host Small Business Week on Salt Spring Island. We hosted over 250 attendees for the Small Business Workshops and the 8th Annual Business Awards. A performance by Wesley Hardisty at the Awards Dinner at the Harbour House Hotel received a standing ovation. Award Winners in 9 categories were the Stars of the Show!
Workshops were held on October 22nd and 23rd and focused on a range of topics designed to help small businesses grow. Workshops included sessions on Marketing, Planning for Succeeding, Social Media and Attracting the Boating Community to Salt Spring. The attendees represented a great cross-section of local businesses with varied interest and years of experience. The Sold-Out Awards Banquet on the 24th was enjoyed by all who attended.
We are pleased to announce this years Award Winners:
Business of the Year (over 15 Employees) – Country Grocer
Small Business of the Year – Fishbowl Magazine
Outstanding Customer Service – Leon’s Gardening and General Maintenance
Non-Profit Association of the Year – Salt Spring Public Library
Green Business of the Year – Thrive Lifestyles
New Business of the Year – Doctor Computer
Tourism Business of the Year – Beach House Salt Spring B & B
Agriculture / Farm Business of the Year – Foxglove Farm
People’s Choice Award – Doctor Computer
Congratulation to all winners and nominees!
Sponsors included Island Savings, Harbour House Hotel, Restaurant and Organic Farm and Gulf Islands Driftwood. Trophy Sponsors are: Thrifty Foods, Li Read Sea to Sky Realty, Island Savings, Country Grocer, Pharmasave, Mouat’s Trading Gulf Islands Driftwood and John Cade Pemberton Homes Real Estate.
An article on Wesley Hardisty can be read here: Wesley Hardisty