Thursday • January 31, 2013
Loaf Bakery in Fernie BC, has been listed as a finalist in the annual Successful You competition.
Loaf voted into top five "Best Small Business" in BC Small Business BC announced yesterday that Fernie’s Loaf Bakery & Restaurant has been named one of the top five best small businesses in BC, for their leadership, growth and profitability. Loaf Bakery & Restaurant is competing in the Best Company category as part of the annual “Successful You” awards. Small Business BC, the premier resource centre for small business, hosts the awards annually in recognition of the outstanding contributions entrepreneurs make in BC. Loaf’s owners, Phil & Claire Gadd, have been invited to attend the Successful You Awards Ceremony on February 28, 2013 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver, when the winners will be announced. “We’re thrilled to have got this far against strong BC-wide competition. And we’d like to thank all our fantastic customers in Fernie and beyond, who have supported the Loaf since we opened in 2009,” says Phil Gadd. “It’s fantastic to see such a diverse and vibrant range of businesses being recognized for their achievements,” says George Hunter, Small Business BC CEO. “The Successful You Awards acknowledge the entrepreneurial talent and creativity that exist in our province. By competing to be named the best in BC, these business owners are setting an example of success for future entrepreneurs.” “In a highly competitive global economy the strength of small businesses is critical to shaping local communities, creating new jobs and serving consumers. To make it to the top 5 is quite an achievement given the high caliber of candidates competing. We wish the best of luck to the remaining contestants,” says Bill Adams, Vice President, Western and Pacific, Insurance Bureau of Canada. This year, 172 businesses were nominated and narrowed down to the top ten in six award categories through online voting. Each business then submitted an extended application detailing why they deserved to be named one of BC’s best, allowing a judging panel to select the top five. For more information on the Successful You Awards competition, visit www.successfulyou.ca. The winner will be announced on February 28, 2013.