December 2019 - January 2020 Best Cities for Work in B.C.

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DECEMBER/JANUARY 2020 BCBUSINESS 69 ( quality time ) EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Vancouver Convention Centre, October 3, 2019 WhiteWater West Industries CEO Geoff Chutter was named Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Region winner at a gala celebrating 42 men and women from 30 B.C. companies A B O U T T OW N w i t h Pau l D uc h a r t 1. Finalist Taylor Gemmel, president, Anita's Organic Grain & Flour Mill; Business Disrupter winner Kristi Miller, founder and national managing director, First West Capital; and finalist Todd Nicklin, president and CEO, Enex Energy Corp. 2. Food + Beverage winners Dan Wilson, CEO, and Kyle Tweter, president, Warehouse Group 3. Natural Resources + Energy winners Suki Sanghera, president, and Kamal Sanghera, CEO, San Group 4. Finalist Greg Smith, CEO, Thinkific Labs; and Technology winner Laurie Schultz, president and CEO, Galvanize 5. Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Region winner Geoff Chutter, founder, president and CEO, WhiteWater West Industries; and finalist Don Konantz, CEO, Hops Connect Hop Trading Co. 6. Social Impact winners from Ten Tree International: David Luba, VP sales; Stephen Emsley, VP digital; Arthur Kononuk, creative director; Derrick Emsley, CEO; and Kalen Emsley, VP content • 1 2 3 4 5 6 Survey Says... Our unscientific poll of random partygoers at the bash T H I S M O N T H ' S Q U E S T I O N What is the best province to start a business in? ILLUSTRATION: TONIA COWAN B.C.: 50% A L BE R TA : 20% S A SK ATCHE WA N: 10% M A NI TOB A : 5% ON TA RIO: 15%

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