10 To Watch 2010 Event and Winners Recap

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By Norman Gidney and Doug Taylor

Who would have guessed a year ago? Everyone was predicting a disappointing 2009 for business in Greater Victoria, but our second annual 10 to Watch competition spotlights entrepreneurs who ignored the gloom and grew new businesses. The new enterprises cover everything from fitness to food, fish, and photographs.

Despite the conventional wisdom about the economy, they balanced the risks and are now earning the rewards

Check out our 2010 10 to Watch winners:

AdrenaLINE | Vibes Fitness | Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre | AJ’s Organic Catering | Base Lounge | Victoria Executive Centre | Lúz Gallery | MD Esthetics | BONE | FOO

Facilitator:
Cathy McIntyre, principal, Strategic Initiatives Inc.

Judges:
Deirdre Campbell, president of Tartan Group PR
John Juricic, partner at Etraffic Solutions
Rebecca Grant, associate professor faculty of business at the University of Victoria
Daniela Cubelic, co-owner of Silk Road Tea
Mike Thompson, associate vice-president of business development, Royal Roads University

Check out what our 2009 10 To Watch Winners have been up to…