• Awards

  • The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Business Awards recognize business/organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and contribution to the Wood Buffalo region while having developed business acumen & management practices to ensure long term sustainability. 

    The Community Awards recognize citizens and groups who have made a positive impact on the region and continue to work to make Wood Buffalo the best place to live, work, and play,

    Achievements will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Quality Hotel on October 19.

       

    Business Awards

    Business Awards Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
    • Provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in the community
    • Nominees must have an active business located or operating within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Nominees must have been in business for more than 2 years as of August 31 of the award calendar year
    • Nominees must hold a valid business license
    • Nominees are permitted to apply for awards in successive years
       

    Award Descriptions:

    1. Business of the Year
    The purpose of this award is to recognize a Wood Buffalo business employing 21+ people which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service.

    • Nominees must be an independently owned and operated business with 21 or more full time employees.

    Sponsorship Available!

    2. Small Business of the Year
    This award is designed to recognize a Wood Buffalo business employing up to 6-20 people which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined area of business success, innovation and community service.

    • Nominess must be an independently owned and operated business with not more than 6-20 full time employees.
       

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    3. Micro-Business of the Year
    The purpose of this award is to recognize a Wood Buffalo business employing up to 5 people which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined area of business success, innovation and community service.

    • Nominees must be an independently owned and operated business with not more than 5 full time employees.

    Sponsor: TBD

    4. Aboriginal Business of the Year

    Recognizes an aboriginally owned and operated company that has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the Wood Buffalo business community.

    • Nominees must be an aboriginally owned and operated business within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 

    Sponsor: TBD


    5. Artpreneur 

    Award Partnership between the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and the Wood Buffalo Arts Council

    The Artpreneur Award recognizes individual artists, crafts people, and arts-based business which have made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation, and community services, and have added value to the local creative economy.

    Non-profit organizations are not be eligible to apply.

    Sponsorship Available!

    6. Female Business Leader of the Year

    This is a businesswoman who demonstrates leadership and vision; continually invests in the development and growth of herself and those around her; and consistently gives to her community.

    • Nominees must be a business owner within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo or be employed by a business in the Region whose contributions have positively impacted the business.

    Sponsor: TBD

  • Community Awards

    Community Awards Eligibility Criteria

    • Must reside in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in the community
       

    Awards Descriptions:

    1. Leader of Tomorrow Award
    The Leader of Tomorrow Award is presented to an individual between the age of 18-25 at the time of nomination, who has shown commitment and genuine care for the community through their volunteerism and community participation. Their contributions to the volunteer sector in our Region have made it a better place to live and their continued support will provide the inspiration and drive to both future and present generations.

    • Must be between the ages of 18-25 at the time of nomination
    • Has shown commitment and genuine care for the community through their volunteerism and community participation

    Sponsor: TBD

  • Gold Star Awards

    We are proud to announce that we have taken over the administration of the Gold Star Awards for the region.  The Gold Stars recognize outstanding customer service provided by local businesses.  Here are the new Gold Star categories that have been added to our awards extravaganza:

    For more information on the Gold Star Awards or to nominate a business, please click here

    For more information on the Gold Star training program please visit the Fort McMurray Tourism website

     

  • Sponsorship

    There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, including awards sponsors, wine sponsors, entertainment sponsors and others.  For more information on available sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office. 

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  • Gallery

    The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce hosts several events throughout the year. Click here for pictures of our Business and Community Awards Reception, our Duffet n' Divot Golf Tournament, our monthly Networking Luncheons and our Small Business Week Celebrations.

     

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