• 2021 Business Awards 

    The Fort Saskatchewan & District Chamber of Commerce recognizes the important contribution of business in our community by celebrating in the form of our Annual Business Awards. 

    The last couple of years have been defining years for all of us. 2021 has been a season of challenges and opportunities, and a time of support for each other along the way. Though we are disappointed that we are not able to celebrate in person, we are committed to celebrating the efforts of our local business community virtually.
     
    We were thrilled to have received almost 400 nominations for our Business Awards and are proud to recognize and celebrate the hard work our businesses have put forward to support and serve our community.
     
    Thank you to everyone who joined us on December 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm for the Awards Premiere as we congratulated the Finalists and announced this year's winners of the 2021 Business Awards. You can watch the awards HERE on our YouTube Channel.
     
    If you have any questions about the event, please contact Stacy Dieckman.
    We also extend a huge thank you to all of our sponsors... Thank you for believing in us and partnering with us to bring the vision to reality.  Questions regarding this year's sponsorship can be directed to Craig Berry.


  • 2021 Business Awards Finalists & Winners

    Customer Service Award, Sponsored by MEGlobal

    SHOPPERS DRUG MART WESTPARK-2021 Winner!
    ISAAC MCNEIL @ HEARTLAND FORD
    TIME FOR YOU DAY SPA

    GRIT Award, Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

    THE VENUE BY KEN'S CATERING-2021 Winner!
    KATALYST COACHING
    HARMONY IN THE WORKPLACE

    Homebased Business of the Year Award, Sponsored by Givens, LLP Chartered Professional Accountants

    A.KEEN PHOTOGRAPHY-2021 Winner!
    A HINT OF SWEET
    HEY SUGAR!

    Inclusion & Diversity Award, Sponsored by DOW

    HAIR MANTRA-2021 Winner!
    CITY OF FORT SASKATCHEWAN
    FORT DISTILLERY

    Industrial Heartland Award, Sponsored by Multi-Task Industrial

    HEARTLAND COATINGS-2021 Winner!
    DOW

    2021 Innovation Award, Presented by the Chamber's Board of Directors

    FORT CINMENA-2021 Winner!
    CRAWFORD MASTER STYLISTS
    TAWNIE MISIK ROYAL LEPAGE

    Marketing Award of Excellence, Sponsored by Modern Muse Media

    FORT SASKATCHEWAN EYECARE-Winner 2021!
    SKIN EFFECT LASER & MEDICAL AESTHETICS

    New Business of the Year Award, Sponsored by The City of Fort Saskatchewan

    ABC SWEETS-2021 Winner!
    PEAR BEAUTY
    COBS BREAD

    Small Business of the Year Award, Sponsored by Mix107.9 FM

    ILLUSTRIOUS INTERIORS-2021 Winner!
    THE COTTON CANDY SHOPPE
    MILLERS ICE CREAM

    Young Entrepreneur Award, Sponsored by Shell Scotford

    MAGGIE PLANTE-2021 Winner!
    BRENNA BOUCHARD
    ANTONELLA AKLE


    2021 Business Awards Nominees & Semi-Finalists

    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.

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    G.R.I.T Award

    Awarded to an entrepreneur that has shown Growth, Resilience, Initiative, and Tenacity; someone who has overcome exceptional adversity and has persevered to establish and grow a successful business.

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    Home-Based Business of the Year Award

    Awarded to a business venture, which operates from a residence, that demonstrates excellence in the quality of service and products supplied.

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    Inclusion & Diversity

    Awarded to a privately owned business or an organization which demonstrates best practices in recognizing and appreciating diversity so that employees, clients, customers and others are respected and valued as unique individuals.

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    Industrial Heartland Award

    Awarded to a privately owned business or an organization in industry; (energy, construction, fabrication, resource, etc.) that demonstrates outstanding leadership in Innovation, Environment, Safety, Human Resources, and Community Engagement.

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    Marketing Excellence Award

    Awarded to the organization that develops and implements successful marketing strategies that have a demonstrable impact on business/organizational outcomes. 

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    New Business of the Year Award

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

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    Small Business of the Year Award

    Awarded to a privately owned business (1-50 employees, open for 3+ years) that best reflects the outstanding spirit and success of the small business community, demonstrating excellence in client service, human resources, sales & marketing.

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Awarded to an entrepreneur (must have been 35 or younger on January 1, 2020) who has achieved success in the start-up and operation of a new or existing business. Eligible candidates must offer a product and/or service; have served at least ten customers; have long-term goals, as well as strategies to meet those goals; and, have demonstrated innovation by adapting to market place challenges resulting in a competitive advantage. 

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

     

    2021 Innovation Award

    New Chamber Board Award, awarded to a business who was innovative in their response to the Covid-19 Crisis.

    2021 Nominees

    2021 Semi-Finalists

    *Board Member Businesses, ineligible for the Board Award

    *all winners from the past 2 years are ineligible to win for the current year

     


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    2021 Business Awards Categories


    Small Business of the Year Award:
     Awarded to a privately owned business (1-50 employees, open for 3+ years) that best reflects the outstanding spirit and success of the small business community, demonstrating excellence in client service, human resources, sales & marketing. 

    Inclusion and Diversity Award:  Awarded to a privately owned business or an organization which demonstrates best practices in recognizing and appreciating diversity so that employees, clients, customers and others are respected and valued as unique individuals.

    Industrial Heartland Award: Awarded to a business or an organization in industry; (energy, construction, fabrication, resource, etc.) that demonstrates outstanding leadership in Innovation, Environment, Safety, Human Resources, and Community Engagement.

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

    Home Based Business of the Year Award: Awarded to a business venture, which operates from a residence, that demonstrates excellence in the quality of service and products supplied. Must have been operating for two or more years. 

    New Business of the Year Award: Awarded to a new, independently owned, business venture that was started within the last two years and has shown positive performance in terms of current or expected growth.

    Marketing Award of Excellence Award: Awarded to the organization that develops and implements successful marketing strategies that have a demonstrable impact on business/organizational outcomes.  

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Awarded to an entrepreneur (must have been 35 or younger on January 1, 2020) who has achieved success in the start-up and operation of a new or existing business. Eligible candidates must offer a product and/or service; have served at least ten customers; have long-term goals, as well as strategies to meet those goals; and, have demonstrated innovation by adapting to market place challenges resulting in a competitive advantage.  

    G.R.I.T. Award: Created in 2020, Awarded to an entrepreneur that has shown Growth, Resilience, Initiative, and Tenacity; someone who has overcome exceptional adversity and has persevered to establish and grow a successful business.

    2021 Innovation Award: This is a Chamber Board of Director's Award. Created in 2020 to recognize the agility of the business community, and how they innovated to stay in business.  This award recipient is judged and chosen by the Board of Directors, and is the only award that includes current Board Directors in the judging panel.  Awarded to a business demonstrated innovation in 2021.

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