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NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2017

Nomination Criteria: (Award Eligibility Below)

Small Business:
This award is given to the independent organization that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their customers, and strong management expertise that establishes it as a role model for other small businesses. To meet eligibility requirements the nominee must have no more than one hundred full-time equivalent employees.

Business to Business:
This award is given to the organization that provides a service to businesses and has demonstrated outstanding achievement in service quality and adaptability to changing customer service needs.

Marketing:
This award is given to an independent organization that has developed and implemented a unique, innovative, and successful marketing strategy that demonstrated a significant impact on either the organization or its target market.

Outstanding Customer Service:
This award is given to a company for their commitment to and delivery of exceptional customer service.

Young Entrepreneur:
This award is given to an individual who has shown outstanding achievement in the development and operation of a business, and is an owner with a minimum of 50% share in the business. In addition to general eligibility, the nominee must be 35 years of age or younger prior to August 31st, 2017.

Community Stewardship:
This award is given to a registered non-profit organization that, through purpose, generates a positive and sustainable impact on the community.

Community Leadership:
This award is given to the independent organization that has proven itself to be a community leader in the City of St. Albert. The successful nominee shows outstanding contributions and commitment to making St. Albert a wonderful place to live and work.

Ignite:
This award is given to a small business that is in its first three years of business, and has demonstrated itself as the most dynamic start-up business in the St. Albert community.

Business Awards of Distinction Nomination 2017

Thank you for your nomination!

Award Eligibility

  • Minimum of three years in business with an exception for the Ignite award category
  • Alberta resident owned/owner operated business must own the nominated business for a minimum of one year
  • Business must bear a St. Albert business licence
  • Business cannot receive an award in the same category within the past five years
  • Business can only stand for a single nomination category
  • Some awards are not available to chain corporations or franchisees (Ignite, Small Business, Marketing, or Community Stewardship)

Please Note:


  • The following are not eligible for nomination:
    • Judging Committee members
    • Small Business Week Committee members
    • St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Businesses/individuals can nominate a business, or a business may self-nominate
  • A team of judges will interview each nominated business
  • In order to qualify nominees must participate in an interview with the judges
  • Nominees will be contacted in advance to set up times for the interview at the Chamber office
  • Nominees will be asked to provide a team or business photo for the Awards of Distinction Ceremony Program
  • All businesses must meet the eligibility requirements for the award they chose to stand for
  • If a business is nominated for multiple categories, the business will be contacted and asked which (single) award category they wish to stand in.

Special Award Eligibility:

  • Small Business Award: No more than one hundred full time equivalent employees
  • Young Entrepreneur Award: Nominee must be 35 years of age or younger prior to August 31st, 2017
  • Ignite Award: Must be in business one to three years
  • Community Stewardship Award: All registered non-profit organizations are eligible for the award and must provide a copy of their certificate of incorporation under the Alberta Societies Act, as well as their St. Albert business licence.
  • Community Leadership Award: No more than 100 FTEs and cannot be a chain corporation or franchise.
 
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