Last Chance to Nominate an Indigenous Business for the 2023 IBA Program – Nominate Now! 

“The award had a profound impact on our company and community, propelling us to the next level.”
Curtis Thomas, Warrior Plumbing, North Vancouver, 2022 IBA Recipient – Business of the Year (11+ employees) 

When and Where to Nominate? 
Nominations for the 2023 Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program close tonight, May 31, 2023, at midnight. Visit the BC Achievement website and scroll down to access the nomination form. 

How to Nominate? 
Nominate easily and conveniently online at If you have any questions, reach out to for assistance.

Who Can Nominate? 
Anyone, including individuals, groups, or organizations, can submit nominations. Business owners also have the option to self-nominate. 

To be eligible, businesses must meet the following criteria:
– Indigenous-owned and operated (51%+) 
– Based in BC
– Operational for at least two years 

Categories for Recognition: 
An impartial jury panel, comprising Indigenous business experts across BC, evaluates nominations based on provided documentation. The panel selects recipients in the following categories:
– Young Entrepreneur of the Year 
– Business of the Year – 1-2 employees 
– Business of the Year – 3-10 employees 
– Business of the Year – 11+ employees 
– Community-Owned Business of the Year – one entity 
– Community-Owned Business of the Year – two or more entities 
– Business Partnership of the Year 
– Award of Distinction (non-juried) 

Why Nominate? 
The IBA program fosters innovation and promotes mutually beneficial partnerships. Over the years, the program has acknowledged over 200 successful Indigenous businesses since its inception in 2009. 

Join us in expanding this remarkable alumni network and participate in honoring excellence while celebrating Indigenous businesses across the province. By doing so, you support and sustain Indigenous entrepreneurship and inspire others to strive for the same. 

Save the Date! 
BC Achievement is thrilled to announce the Indigenous Business Award Gala Dinner, where the 2023 recipients will be honored on November 1st in Vancouver! Stay tuned for more details regarding ticket sales and event information. 

Take part in inspiring achievement by nominating a deserving business. Together, we can elevate excellence. Submit your nominations at before midnight on May 31, 2023

Elevate Excellence in BC!  #nominatenowbc #bepartofit #elevateexcellence 

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