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 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.
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.
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.
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.