The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) is pleased to announce the finalists in the RDBN Start-up Business contest. Entrants provided a business plan introducing their new business or business idea. The entries were judged on the strength of their business planning. The finalists chosen by the selection panel are:
  • Aspen Acres Culinaries & Eclectics - Lori Koop
  • Heavenly Grinds and Little Treasures Café - Sean Wright
  • Silver Springs Country Recreation & Wellness - Kerry Buck
  • Bare Hands Landscaping & Design - Mel Chesnutt
We were pleased with the number of quality entries we received, representing a wide range of businesses. We look forward to watching these businesses develop and appreciate the contribution each makes to our region.
Finalists will present concept speeches on October 16, 2012 at the RDBN Business Forum – Ride the Wave in Smithers. The grand prize winner will be selected and announced at a gala dinner that evening. The public is invited to attend both events, and may register
We are grateful for the many businesses and organizations that have made this contest possible through their generous sponsorship. A full list of these sponsors and the prize packages is available at
For more information regarding the RDBN Business Forum please visit or contact Corrine Swenson at 1-800-320-3339.
Corrine Swenson
Regional Strategic Development Analyst