FORT LANGLEY – Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman congratulates local business Republica Coffee Roasters for being selected as a Top 5 Finalist in the Best International Trade category of the annual Small Business BC Awards.

Republica Coffee Roasters offers their customers the freshest and finest artisan-roasted coffee available. Importing Arabica green coffee from around the world, Republica roasts the beans themselves to ensure quality and freshness, and then prepares their own unique blends.

“We are so honored to have received this nomination,” said co-owner Hiro Tsujimoto. “It has made this year all that more exciting for Republica.”

“We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the community and customers in Langley and throughout B.C. who have been there for us every step of the way,” said co-owner Rick Masana. “Providing freshly roasted, high quality, ethically sourced coffee is something we are very passionate about, and we look forward to building on this success.”

“Republica Coffee Roasters is an example of a small business that has worked hard to deliver a quality product they are proud of,” Coleman said. “It’s great to see they are being acknowledged for their hard work and success. Best of luck in the next round.”

The finalists are now invited to present a 10-minute pitch to the judges to prove themselves as B.C.’s best. The winner’s will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on Feb. 25.

Small Business BC is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services. They provide entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business.

More details on the Small Business BC Awards can be found at www.sbbcawards.ca