Friday , 21 July 2017

Qualicum Business a Top 10 Finalist in Small Business BC Awards

Celeste Walmsley

The Qualicum marketing firm Modern Marketing Advantage is a Top 10 finalist in the Small Business BC Awards.

The business owned by Celeste Walmsley is a finalist in the category for Best Online Marketer. It provides websites, social media services and marketing materials such as business cards, banners and postcards.

Walmsley says her business is a new startup from May so it’s been exciting for her to be a finalist, as she has also been nominated for the Business Excellence Awards.

“It’s really exciting

Walmsley says on her blog it’s her desire to connect that fuels passion for her business.

“With my business I have a service that fits my core need of connecting with people,” she says. “What I do with this passion is find ways to connect my clients with their future clients. I am skilled at networking and truly take time to get to know people like yourself.”

Her vision is to work with integrity and dramatically impact the success rate of small businesses by building effective relationships.

The Small Business BC Awards are the most visible awards program in BC for small business owners and entrepreneurs. A key part of the awards’ mission is to celebrate the contributions new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy.

The Best Concept Award, sponsored by MNP, is open to all new exciting, creative and innovative businesses (and business ideas) in BC. The Best Emerging Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by Yellow Pages, recognizes an individual who contributes to the social, cultural and economic well-being of their communities. Sponsored by the Government of British Columbia, the Premier’s People’s Choice Award celebrates BC’s amazing entrepreneurs by recognizing a small business that is the heart of their community.

Recipients of Small Business BC Awards will be recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash.

The winners will also be offered 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.

Nominated business owners will be tasked with gaining as many votes as possible through social media, word of mouth, e-mail or any other means possible.

These nominees will submit a detailed application that judges will use to determine the Top 5 finalists from each award category, announced on January 29, 2016. The Top 5 finalists will then be invited to present a 10-minute Dragons’ Den-style pitch to the judges to prove themselves as one of BC’s best.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 25, 2016 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel. More details on the Small Business BC Awards can be found at