Names of deserving people living and working in the North are being sought for this year’s Northern British Columbia Business and Technology Awards.
Deadline for entries is Dec. 11.
The awards ceremony and banquet takes place Jan. 17. Do you know an individual, company or organization that has made a difference and deserves recognition? If you do, go online.
That’s the suggestion from nominations chair Steve Raper.
“We would like to get in about 100 nominations this year,” he said. “It’s our job (he and co-chair Phil Beaulieu) to get in the nominations, then they are judged.Raper said his interest in taking part in the Business and Technology Awards stems from his belief that knowledge is power.
“This event brings together public sector employees and business and creates great opportunities for people living in the North. It’s something the entire community can get involved in. It’s a great opportunity for small and medium sized businesses to share their innovations with a much broader audience,” he said.
“With technology everywhere it’s easy to forget that people you do business with on a dailky basis are adopting and adapting technology regularly,” said Beaulieu. “If you stop and think about it for a moment, you will realize you know several people or organizations that should be nominated.”
To make a nomination visit www.businesstechshow.com check out the categories and complete a nomination form online. Nominations can also be dropped off in person at the Mardi Gras office.
Nominees must have lived in northern British Columbia for a minimum of one year. Recipients must be a role model for other entrepreneurs, business and organizations and have demonstrated leadership in their field. There are 13 categories in all including Technology and Industry News Maker of the Year, Technology Start-Up of the Year, E-Business, Technology Provider of the Year, Technology Implementer of the Year, Workplace Health and Safety Innovation Award.
The sixth annual Northern B.C. Business and Technology Awards and Banquet will be held Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Prince George Civic Centre. Cocktails at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m. Awards to follow. Reserve your place by phoning 564-3737 for tickets.