September 10, 2019 – Vancouver: October 1 marks the launch of the 2019 Small Business BC Awards. What better way to celebrate than hearing our province’s top entrepreneurs share their stories of success, advice and most importantly, their inspiration?
Now in its 9th year, Small Business BC is proud to host INSPIRE alongside 300 members of government, small and medium-sized business owners and entrepreneurs to recognize the contributions small businesses make to our economy and our community.
Join Small Business BC on October 1 at the TELUS World of Science for this interactive networking event featuring an expert panel of local business moguls and special guests. This year’s panel discussion will address “Making an Impact: Small Business’s Leadership Role in Climate Action” and includes insights from:
- Brianne Miller, Owner, NADA Grocery
- Christine VanDerwill, Partnerships and Community Manager, Climate Smart
- Emily Pearson, Community Investment Portfolio Manager (Sustainability), Vancity
- Ellen Walker-Matthews, VP Industry and Destination Development, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
- Gerry Egan, VP of Maintenance Harbour Air
The public is encouraged to attend the 9th Annual INSPIRE Celebration of Entrepreneurship presented by Small Business BC and Canada Post. For more information or to register, visit sbbc.co/inspire-2019
"Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, making up 98 per cent of all businesses in B.C. Not only do they create jobs and promote economic growth, but they also provide crucial services to people across the province,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. “Small Business BC and their annual INSPIRE event celebrates the exceptional and innovative work of B.C. entrepreneurs who help make our communities thrive.” – Hon. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, Province of British Columbia
"The passion and determination that small business owners show every day is what makes events such as INSPIRE so great. Canada Post is proud to be a part of an evening that brings the small business community together to share, celebrate and inspire.” – Lise Cote, General Manager, Consumer and Small Business Marketing, Canada Post