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 Royal Canadian Legion on October 20. To purchase tickets for this event, please click here.
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Business Awards Eligibility Criteria
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community Awards Eligibility Criteria
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.
2. Sustainable Community Recognition Award
The Sustainable Community Recognition Award is given to someone who strives to contribute to sustainable community in their every day efforts. Through their contributions they have made our Region a better place for everyone to live. This award will be presented to a citizen, business owner, or corporation who actively works towards making our community an even friendlier, safer and more responsive place to live. The Sustainable Community Recognition Award identifies those who have a concern for the needs of others, going above and beyond the call the duty with little or no concern for financial gain.
3. X-ceptional Kids Award
The X-ceptional Kids Award is given to one individual in each age category (9-13 or 14-17) who has shown care and involvement throughout the community in ways that make them truly X-ceptional. By expressing their character through actions of heroism, courage, and outstanding citizenship, they are able to provide prime examples to their peers and the people around them.
4. Public Service Award of Excellence
The Public Service Award is designed to recognize outstanding achievement, not programs, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Public Service. These are people who have extended themselves, whether in creating a whole new way of delivering a service, developing time and money-saving technology, or showing extraordinary professionalism and care in performing their daily tasks.
Examples of Innovation:
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.