• Business Awards

  • The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Business Awards recognize businesses and 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. 

    Achievements will be recognized at an awards ceremony during Business Week on October 18. Nominations are now open! Nominate your favourite business before September 23. 

    We are also looking for sponsors for each of our awards.  If you are interested in sponsoring you can download the sponsorship package here.

    Thank you to our title sponsors:

     

              

     

    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 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.

    Award 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.

    • Nominees must be an independently owned and operated business with not more than 6-20 full time employee

    Award sponsored by:


     

    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.

     

    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. 


    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 eligible to apply.

    Award 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.

     

    7. Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    This is a business owner who despite their young age demonstrates leadership and vision, business acumen and community commitment.

    • Nominees must be a business owner within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and be 30 years of age or under at the time of nomination.
  • 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. 

    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 a copy of our sponsorship package, please click here.

     

     

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    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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