ThriveNorth Business Challenge

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge!

Best Growth Opportunity: A business currently in operations looking to expand through increased staff, new locations or new products and services

  • Winner: Marcie LeBlanc, LeBLANC Boutique - $10,000

Best New Business (18-28): A business at any stage prior to launch, by an entrepreneur between the ages of 18 and 28

  • Winner: Kevin Febril, Wandering Bear - $10,000

Best New Business (29-39): A business at any stage prior to launch, by an entrepreneur between the ages of 29-39

  • Winner: Bryan Last & Aleksa Havelaar, White Goat Coffee - $10,000

Audience Award: A business at any stage prior to launch, by an entrepreneur between the ages of 29-39

  • Winner: Andréa Harmel & Kory Yamashita, Butter Hair Salon - $5,000

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Thank you to all the outstanding young and emerging entrepreneurs who participated in the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge and to everyone in the community that showed their support for these business owners.

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Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the 2016 ThriveNorth Business Challenge!

Best New Business

  • Winner: Bobby Middleton, The Saw Shack, Terrace - $10,000
  • Runner-up: Jill Whitfield, Repose, Terrace - $2,500

Best New Social Enterprise

  • Winner: Heather Bohn, Our Roots, Terrace - $10,000
  • Runner-up: Andrea Pollock, Island Sugar, Prince Rupert - $2,500

Best Growth Opportunity

  • Winner: Kristine Ewald and Simone Crook, Transcend Fitness, Terrace - $10,000
  • Runner-up: Johanne Chaine, Peoples Pharmacy, Terrace - $2,500

Find out more! Visit our blog for biographies on these young entrepreneurs and our press release for information about the contest and the event.

Thank you to all the outstanding young and emerging entrepreneurs who participated in the 2016 ThriveNorth Business Challenge and to everyone in the community that showed their support for these business owners.

Business Challenge 2016-winners

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

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