• Annual Awards

  • Small Business of the Year

    Awarded to a small (15 employees or less – full-time equivalents) business that has demonstrated excellence in business operations in a number of areas such as marketing, sales, client service, human resources, etc. Must have been operating for two (2) or more years.

    In addition, the business will demonstrate:

    • Business success; is a role model and is seen as a leader in the business community.
    • A reputation for excellence in customer service.
    • Active involvement in business or professional associations, including the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Service/active involvement in the community.
    • Consistent congeniality and helpfulness to customers.


    Past Awards
    2013 - Dogtrix Doggy Daycare & Training Centre
    2012 - The Retreat Salon & Spa
    2011 - Johnny B FITT
    2010 - Lube-X
    2009 - First Memorial Funeral Services
    2008 - Advantage Signs, Print and Copy
    2007 - bric a brac
    2006 - Roland's Jewelry

  • Volunteer of the Year

    Awarded to a businessperson, who has unselfishly volunteered personal time and effort over the past year above the call of duty, thus improving our community.

    In addition, the business will demonstrate:

    • Business success; is a role model and is seen as a leader in the business community.
    • A reputation for excellence in customer service.
    • Active involvement in business or professional associations, including the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Service/active involvement in the community.
    • Consistent congeniality and helpfulness to customers.


    Past Awards
    2013 - Jana Rowe (Hospitality Inns & Suites)
    2012 - Don Morgan (Morgan's Printing)
    2011 - Karen Miller (Welcome Wagon)
    2010 - Ken Jackson (Armour Self Storage)
    2009 - Ino Mussio (Sobeys Station Square)
    2008 - Trish Harman (A Beautiful Day)
    2007 - Keith Denham (Crystal Chrysler)
    2006 - Ed Sperling (ATB Financial)

  • Employer of Choice

    Awarded to a business that, through its outstanding innovation and dedication, provides employees with an outstanding positive, healthy and productive workplace.

    In addition, the business will demonstrate:

    • Business success; is a role model and is seen as a leader in the business community.
    • A reputation for excellence in customer service.
    • Active involvement in business or professional associations, including the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Service/active involvement in the community.
    • Consistent congeniality and helpfulness to customers.


    Past Awards
    2013 - Careers Under Construction
    2012 - TSI Thermal Spray Industries

  • Customer Service

    Awarded to a business that has consistently offered exemplary customer service; often going over and above the typical expectations of their industry/sector.

    In addition, the business will demonstrate:

    • Business success; is a role model and is seen as a leader in the business community.
    • A reputation for excellence in customer service.
    • Active involvement in business or professional associations, including the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Service/active involvement in the community.
    • Consistent congeniality and helpfulness to customers.

    Past Awards
    2013 - CIBC
    2012 - TD Canada Trust
    2011 - Canuck Plumbing & Heating
    2010 - Careers Under Construction
    2009 - Advantage Signs, Print and Copy
    2008 - Fountain Tire
    2007 - Fort Memorial Ltd.
    2006 - Sobeys Station Square

  • Manufacturer/Industry of the Year

    Awarded to a business that works directly with raw resources or in the direct value-added chain of raw resources and has demonstrated excellence in areas such as innovation, environment, community relations and human relations. Heavy industry, light industry, tradespersons are examples of those eligible for this category..

    In addition, the business will demonstrate:

    • Business success; is a role model and is seen as a leader in the business community.
    • A reputation for excellence in customer service.
    • Active involvement in business or professional associations, including the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Service/active involvement in the community.
    • Consistent congeniality and helpfulness to customers.


    Past Awards
    2013 - Dow Chemical Canada ULC
    2012 - Taurus Projects Group
    2011 - Dow Chemical Canada ULC
    2010 - Shell Canada Ltd.
    2009 - Agrium Fort Saskatchewan/Redwater
    2008 - Shell Canada Ltd.
    2007 - Agrium Fort Saskatchewan/Redwater
    2006  - Shell Canada Ltd.


    *This award existed as the Manufacturer/Resource Industry of the Year Award until it was re-named in 2010

  • Home-based Business of the Year

    Awarded to a home based business that demonstrates excellence in the quality of service and/or products supplied. Must have been operating for two (2) or more years.

    In addition, the business will demonstrate:

    • Business success; is a role model and is seen as a leader in the business community.
    • A reputation for excellence in customer service.
    • Active involvement in business or professional associations, including the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Service/active involvement in the community.
    • Consistent congeniality and helpfulness to customers.


    Past Awards
    2013 - Beaulieu Enterprises
    2012 - The Landscaping Company
    2011 - Heat Cool Connect
    2010 - Joe Laser & Spa
    2009 - Inside Edge Design
    2008 - Johnny B Fitt
    2007 - In-Home Optical
    2006 - Custom Mortgage Solutions

     
    *This award existed as the Home-based Business/Entrepreneur of the Year Award until it was re-named in 2010.

    New Business of the Year

    Awarded to a new business venture that was started within the last two (2) years and has shown positive performance in terms of current or expected growth.

    In addition, the business will demonstrate:

    • Business success; is a role model and is seen as a leader in the business community.
    • A reputation for excellence in customer service.
    • Active involvement in business or professional associations, including the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Service/active involvement in the community.
    • Consistent congeniality and helpfulness to customers.

    Past Awards
    2013 - Second Cup
    2012 - A Fairytale Beginning Preschool
    2011 - Wok Box
    2010 - Musgrave Agencies Hospitality Inns & Suites
    2009 - dentique
    2008 - Haven Skateboard and Snowboard
    2007 - E&S Motorcycles
    2006 - Sweet Beginnings Wedding and Event Planners

    Terry Douglas Award of Excellence

    Past Awards
    2013 - Howard Johnson
    2008 - Ed Sperling
    2006 - Ino Mussio & Cindie Hughes

    Generic Name: ter AY zo sin cialis online buy usa. hares of Lilly climbed cents to $comparison cialis Talk to your health care provider when you begin, stop, or change the dose of any medicine can high blood preasur use for cialis.This award was created in 2006 and named after Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Past President Terry Douglas. This prestigious award is given to an exemplary individual who has made significant contributions to Fort Saskatchewan as a whole.

    Terry came to Fort Saskatchewan in 1987 and took over the Canadian Tire Store. He immediately doubled the size of the store and added 10,000 new items to the shelves. Being a person who gets involved in his community, Terry joined the Chamber and soon was elected to the Board of Directors. He moved up to President of the organization in 1992. During his presidency he was instrumental in The Chamber securing a long term lease with the City of Fort Saskatchewan to move our office to the CN Station. A location that we are happy to say is still our home.

    Terry owned a business that relied heavily on the youth population of Fort Saskatchewan to run his business. He also understood the importance of education and therefore developed the criteria for Chamber’s first Scholarship Award, a program that ran successfully for a number of years. Terry’s business success was recognized by the Chamber in 1992 when he received the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award.

    Outside of his business and Chamber responsibilities, Terry was involved in such organizations as the Kinsmen Club, Crimestoppers and Ducks Unlimited. Terry was always available for sponsorships and donations where and when needed. For instance, Canadian Tire generously donated all of the paint products for the restoration of the CN Station.

    The Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Terry Douglas’s outstanding interest in and contribution to the life of our community. As such, the award which recognizes exceptional achievement above and beyond the economic contributions made by the successful operations of a business, it is not necessarily given out each year.

    This award is selected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Owner and /or operator of a Fort Saskatchewan business
    • A current Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Member

    Winners must meet the following criteria for this award:

    Contribution of Business Achievement by –

    • a positive and influential impact on business development
    • displaying  an above standard level of service and demonstrates business success and achievement
    • best reflecting the outstanding spirit and success of the business community
    • demonstrating outstanding leadership and innovation

    As well as contribution to the community as demonstrated by –

    • showing an admirable record of community volunteerism/sponsorship/generosity
    • making an important contribution to the quality of lives in Fort Saskatchewan
    • providing a positive impact on community development
    • exhibiting a passion and dedication through active participation in the community

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