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North Vancouver Businesswoman Paige Larson,
North Shore Sports Medicine, wins
Social Impact Small Business Achievement award

TORONTO, February 24, 2014 – In Toronto today, local businesswoman Paige Larson was awarded the Social Impact Small Business Achievement award at a special ceremony held at the Toronto Board of Trade. The national Small Business Achievement Awards were presented in five categories: Small Business of the Year, Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Social Impact and Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, presented by the AIR MILES Reward Program.

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Paige Larson with Kevin O’Leary (O’Leary Funds, Dragons Den) and other winners

Social Impact:

North Shore Sports Medicine – North Vancouver, BC; Paige Larson, President and CEO

North Shore Sports Medicine offers physiotherapy, acupuncture, aquatic rehabilitation, pilates, bike fitting and kinesiology services in three Clinics in North Vancouver. The company integrates social responsibility firmly into its business model and has provided hundreds of hours of free service to dozens of local teams, schools, healthcare initiatives, events and charities to-date. Founded 28 years ago by President and CEO, Paige Larson, the company has grown from a single physiotherapy clinic with two beds to three clinics on the North Shore with 23 beds, offering a locally-unrivaled range of services to a substantial client roster.

In 2013, Paige Larson was also picked as the Western Canada representative, and one of three Canadian women finalists, for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur HKMB HUB Impact Award, and the clinic won the 2013 Service Excellence award at the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. The winner of each category will receive an invaluable mentorship from one of North America’s top business leaders and will be profiled in the April issue of Canadian Business magazine.

“In order to make impact, the business has to be out there – not just as a sponsor (of events) – but physically there,” advises Paige to other entrepreneurs seeking to make a difference. “A bi-product of giving back like this means you will bring in more customers, which is a win-win. Being out there in the community will also increase job satisfaction of your employees.”

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