Whistler's RTown Communications has joined a select group of Sea to Sky businesses shortlisted for the Successfully You awards, sponsored by Small Business BC.
The Function Junction-based digital advertising marketing firm was named as one of the top 10 finalists for Best Company in British Columbia earlier this month, the only company from the region in the category.
Nina Arnold of RTown Communications said the company put itself forward for Successfully You after winning the Innovative Business Award from the Whistler Chamber of Commerce in 2012.
"This is our first year that we've even gone after any type of award... We were so excited from the success as Innovative Business because other Whistler companies have to vote for the winner, so we thought we would try for awards at the B.C.-wide level," Arnold said.
"We saw the possibility to nominate so we did and it was open to voting through social media. We asked all of our supporters and fans and co-workers to help us out, and we found out that we had quite a few friends!"
Other local finalists in different categories include Guestfolio of Whistler and Pemberton Valley Lodge, who are among the 10 finalists for Best Employer, and Lighthouse Visionary Strategies and Pemberton Valley Lodge, competing for Best Community Impact, and Custom Fit Communications, a finalist for Best Online Marketers. Winners will be named on Feb. 28.
Small Business BC, the small business and entrepreneurship support organization, which is funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, has six business categories for their awards competition, including Best Green Business and Best Concept.