2018 Open for Business Awards

2018 Open for Business Award Winners:

(left to right) City of Campbell River, Nisga'a Lisims Government, Honourable Bruce Ralston Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, District of Chetwynd, City of Kimberley, Small Business Roundtable Vice-Chair Cybele Negris and Small Business Roundtable Member Sue Adams


                                      District of Chetwynd                                                                City of Kimberley


                                   City of Campbell River                                                     Nisga'a Lisims Government

Sharing the stage for the first time with Small Business BC Awards Winners, the Open for Business Awards were presented at the Small Business BC Awards Gala held on February 23, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  

BC's Small Business Roundtable's Open For Business Awards recognize and celebrate communities that best demonstrate they are promoting and adopting business friendly initiatives within their region. 

We would like to extend our congratulations to the 2018 Open for Business Award Finalists

City of Salmon Arm
Village of Lumby
City of Penticton
City of Prince George
City of Cranbrook


Best Practices Guide
Previous Winners

To learn more about local government initiatives that are
considered best practices, please click on the PDF below:


To view the lists of finalists and winners, please click on the links below:



2016 Open for Business Awards 

2015 Open for Business Awards

2014 Open for Business Awards

2013 Open for Business Awards

2012 Most Small Business-Friendly Awards

2011 Most Small Business-Friendly Awards