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May 31 2022

Nominations now open for Calgary Small Business Awards

Local Laundry receives Calgary Small Business Award in 2021

Calgary, May 31, 2022 – Nominations for the Calgary Small Business Awards are now open. The Calgary Chamber invites submissions across eight award categories by Friday August 19th, 2022.

"Calgary's economy is underpinned by its small businesses, which bring jobs, products, services and vibrancy to our city. They also provide an important element of stability to the economy, as they serve many difference sectors,” says Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “These awards celebrate entrepreneurs who see opportunity, take risks and work to make their business ideas become reality."

Nominations can be submitted for any of the following eight categories, including:

“Winning a Calgary Small Business Award was welcome recognition of what it takes to start and grow a business,” says Local Laundry’s Chief Laundry Folder, Connor Curran, winner of the 2021 CPA Alberta Social Entrepreneurship Award. “It was a pivotal moment for our company, raising awareness of Local Laundry that spurred new networks and partnerships and propelled us through some of the toughest times of the pandemic.”

Nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges and award winners will be announced at the Small Business Awards Gala on October 21st as a signature event of the Calgary Chamber’s Small Business Week.

“Nominating is an easy and free way to support local, especially for small businesses that often rely on promotion and word of mouth to drive sales and bring customers through their doors,” says Yedlin. “With economic recovery top-of-mind, it’s an ideal time for Calgarians to show their appreciation for businesses that do so much to make our city a great place to live and work. We encourage all Calgarians with a favourite local small business, to submit their nomination for a Calgary Small Business Award.”

About Small Business Week

Small Business Week is a Calgary Chamber flagship celebration that honours, amplifies, and inspires small businesses. First established in 1979 by the Business Development Bank of Canada, Small Business Week is now a nationwide celebration across cities and towns dedicated to this vital part of our economy.​ In Calgary, Small Business Week is one of Canada’s largest B2B networking opportunities and delivers hands-on experiences for growth-focused entrepreneurs through workshops, Elevate: Small Business Summit, and Small Business Awards Gala. Learn more about Small Business Week and Calgary Small Business Awards.

About the Calgary Chamber

The Calgary Chamber exists to help businesses thrive. As the convenor and catalyst for a vibrant, inclusive, and prosperous business community, the Chamber works to build strength and resilience among its members and position Calgary as a magnet for talent, diversification, and opportunity. As an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization, we build on our 131-year history to serve and advocate for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, and across the city.

For media inquires, please contact media@calgarychamber.com or call 403-750-0401.

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