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Local businesses nominated for Small Business BC awards

A trio of Prince George businesses are in the running for the Small Business BC awards. Nancy O's Restaurant, Shiraz Cafe and Restaurant and Game Quest have been nominated in the people's choice category.
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Nancy O's owner Gerrett Fedorkiw, left, and Chris Kelly re-enforce a wall for rough-edged fir shelving on Feb. 19, 2014.

A trio of Prince George businesses are in the running for the Small Business BC awards.

Nancy O's Restaurant, Shiraz Cafe and Restaurant and Game Quest have been nominated in the people's choice category.

Nancy O's is also in contention in the best community impact category.

They'll have a few more hurdles to clear before they'll know if they're winners.

From now until Nov. 30, they will be working to gain as many votes from the public as possible through social media, word of mouth, email or any other means possible. The businesses with the highest number of votes in each category will be announced as the top 10 on Dec. 11.

Those nominees will submit a detailed application judges will use to determine the top five finalists in each award category.

Those finalists will be announced Jan. 29 and invited to present a 10-minute Dragons' Den-style pitch to the judges to prove themselves as one of B.C.'s best.

Award winners will receive $1,500 and a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship opportunities with notable advisors from award sponsors.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC awards ceremony on Feb. 25 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

More details can be found at www.sbbcawards.ca.