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.
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!
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
Inclusion & Diversity Award, Sponsored by DOW
HAIR MANTRA-2021 Winner!
CITY OF FORT SASKATCHEWAN
Industrial Heartland Award, Sponsored by Multi-Task Industrial
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!
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!
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:
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.
2020 Business Awards