Successful You Awards 2012
The 9th Annual Successful You Awards took place at the Pan Pacific Vancouver on February 28, 2012.
The night began with a special reception for our top five finalists, sponsors and judges, where 2011 winner Doug Burgoyne, of FROGBOX fame, spoke about his business and the difference the award had made.
The night quickly rolled on to the main awards ceremony, overseen by our Emcee, Aaron McArthur, long time news anchor and reporter for Global BC. After a welcoming speech form MLA Kevin Kruger and Lindsey Olsen of Insurance Bureau of Canada, it was time for the awards to be announced. As hush grew over the audience, each of the sponsors took to the stage to present their winner with their award.
Winners of the awards were chosen after the top five finalists in each category had pitched to a panel of industry judges just a few weeks prior to the ceremony. The 2012 winners were:
- Best Company: Williams and White
- Best Concept: EightSix Network
- Best Employer: Eclipse Awards
- Best Green Business: Pemberton Valley Lodge
- Best Online Marketer: Masc
- Best Community Impact: Kids Physio Group
Following the presentation of the awards, the audience was entertained by NHL legend and and Olympian, Trevor Linden. The BC based entrepreneur took to the stage to discuss how he has applied the skills he learned in his 20-year hockey career to the new world of small business. After recently opening a series of gyms, under the brand ‘Club 16: Trevor Linden Fitness’ he described how strength, courage and adaptability can be transferred from the ice rink to the business world.
A celebration reception then took place, providing contest nominees and finalists, industry professionals and local entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet and mingle with government delegates, award sponsors and media attending the awards. With wine and canapés flowing, the celebration of BC’s best small businesses continued to inspire all who attended.
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