In recognition of B.C.’s small business sector, communities that consider themselves champions of small business are invited to submit an application for the second annual B.C.’s Most Small Business Friendly Community Award. Eight small, business-friendly communities across the province will be chosen based on the following: reducing regulatory barriers, enhancing small business competitiveness, recognizing the contribution of small business to their community and supporting climate action initiatives which benefit small business.Three finalists per region will be selected by August with the awards being announced during Small Business Month in October. Last year’s award winners were Surrey, Kamloops, Ladysmith, Prince Rupert, Quesnel and Rossland. This year’s deadline for submissions is Saturday, June 30. For more information, visit www.smallbusinessroundtable.ca.