2020 Open for Business Awards Winners have been Announced

The Open for Business Awards recognize and promote B.C. communities that have implemented leading business friendly policies and initiatives that attract, retain and help small businesses. The program provides an important platform for local governments to learn from their peers by sharing success stories and showcasing initiatives that have had a meaningful impact on small business in their communities.

February 21, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre was an evening of networking and celebrating the 2020 Open For Business Awards and the 2020 Small Business BC Awards. Congratulations to the nominees, finalist and the 2020 Open for Business Award Winners!

Learn more about the 2020 Open for Business Awards by checking out this inspiring and informative video!

Winning communities proudly display the Open for Business logo in promotional materials as a testament to the Open for Business culture entrepreneurs and business owners will find in their community.

Being an Open for Business Award winner helped put Campbell River on the map.  Following the announcement, we received significant media attention and have experienced an uptake in interest from investors and new business”.  Rose Klukas, Development Officer, Campbell River.

2020 Open for Business Award Winners

Village of Lumby, Small Community

Watch the Village of Lumby‘s video to learn about their community!


Township of Spallumcheen, Medium Community

Watch the Township of Spallumcheen‘s video to learn about their community!


District of Saanich, Large Community

Watch the District of Saanich‘s video to learn about their community!

Previous Year Winners

Open for Business Awards Best Practices Guide

2020 Open for Business Awards Finalists:

Small Community

Medium Community

Large Community