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Big win for Winecrush

A Penticton business has been on a roll since it opened, garnering yet more recognition at an event this week.

Winecrush won best concept at the Small Business B.C. Awards held in Vancouver on Thursday night.

"We are feeling really, really happy and excited," said Tyson Still, who co-founded the business with Bill Broddy. "We have just been on an amazing journey this year."

The awards ceremony recognizes top entrepreneurs in the province.

For Winecrush, this is just the latest success.

It also received the new business and sustainability excellence awards from the Penticton Chamber of Commerce in October.

Still says it all started when his business partner was riding his bike in Summerland and came across some wild grapes.

They started experimenting, and met the owner of a dehydration facility in Vancouver. Soon, wine crush powder was being incorporated into all their products.

Winecrush operates out of a production centre on Brunswick Street and a storefront on the 200 block of Main Street.

Penticton's Henna Hut was also in the running for an award at last night's ceremony.

It didn't happen this time, but CEO Larissa Russell said they were honoured to be chosen as a finalist in the Small Business B.C. competition.

"Competing was a great opportunity to reflect on The Henna Hut's achievements and articulate our goals moving forward," she said. "Penticton as a community has shown us so many positive words of support, and we look forward to continuing to get The Henna Hut's name out there.

We send our congratulations to this year's SBBC winners."

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