Kamloops wins small-business award
Kamloops is among the communities in B.C. most friendly to small business — and the Tournament Capital has a provincial award to prove it.
Kamloops was among six communities honoured with the new B.C.’s Most Small Business Friendly Community Award during last week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver last week.
Surrey, Ladysmith, Prince Rupert, Quesnel and Rossland were also handed the award, which is given to local governments that go out of their way to champion the growth of small businesses.
The winning communities from across the province were selected based on their demonstration of reducing regulatory barriers, enhancing competitiveness, recognizing small business’s contribution to their community and implementing climate-action initiatives that support small business.
The award is issued by B.C.’s Small Business Roundtable, which was formed in 2005 with a mandate to advise on issues, strategies and potential actions to support B.C. small businesses.