10 rising-star businesses

By Staff | October 25, 2013 | Last updated on October 25, 2013
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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business and Shop Small Biz have awarded 10 small businesses from across the country for their entrepreneurialism.

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More than 700 entrants submitted stories and photos that show why they love being entrepreneurs. Winners were selected for how well their entries demonstrated their entrepreneurial spirit and community involvement.

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The 2013 Small Biz Champions are:

Alberta – Flying High Manufacturing, a 30 year old small business serving “parachute equipped” customers.

British Columbia – Esteem Lingerie, a mom and daughter-owned lingerie store working to empower women.

British Columbia – Spud Shack Co., an award-winning company that produces locally produced food and beverage products.

Nova Scotia – Treasures of Distinction, a gift shop in Pictou that is a strong supporter of local artists, community events and causes.

Ontario – Printables.Me, a start-up by two young professionals that brings photos and prints to life on canvas.

Ontario –Truth Beauty Company, a small business that brings environmentally conscious and safe beauty and skin care products to women, men and children.

PEI – Christine’s Closet, a clothing store at the heart of the island community.

Quebec – Alpha Combustion, a leader in the heating and air conditioning business in Gatineau since 1999.

Quebec – Mécanique Bruno Fortier, an experienced mechanic that has been serving the local community since 1986.

Saskatchewan – Cypress Hill Eco-Adventure, a company that provides an outdoor zip-line experience in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

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