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October 21 2022

Goodlawyer named 2022 ATB Small Business of the Year

Calgary, October 21, 2022 - Founded in 2019, Goodlawyer aims to make legal help more accessible to all. Goodlawyer’s founder Brett Colvin was working at one of Canada's largest law firms as a corporate lawyer, when he saw firsthand that most people cannot afford the legal services they need, as firm rates were out of reach for many. Colvin teamed up with a developer and a designer, left the firm, and started Goodlawyer, which has helped over 4,500 entrepreneurs to date.

“Calgary’s small business community continues to advance our city’s economic future with innovative solutions, and Goodlawyer is a shining example of a small business challenging and disrupting the norm,” says Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “We received nearly 140 nominations this year, a signal that Calgary’s small business community is strong and growing. Tonight, we recognize and celebrate those who make foundational contributions to our community and economy.”

Along with the ATB Small Business of the Year Award, the Chamber is pleased to recognize the winners of the following categories:

Helcim Emerging Growth: Canadian Cannabis Exchange

Canadian Cannabis Exchange is a privately held cannabis exchange developed to facilitate transactions in a transparent marketplace.

TD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, presented by Pride in Business: inclusion FACTOR

inclusionFACTOR works with companies and organizations across North America to develop and translate measurable and scalable diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) tactics and strategies aligned to critical business outcomes.

SureCall Community Champion: Good Neighbour Community Market

Run by volunteers, Good Neighbour Community Market is a pay-what-you-want community market located in downtown Calgary. The store offers clothing, non-perishable foods and household items.

connectFirst Credit Union Innovation: Westgen Technologies Inc.

Westgen Technologies is a remote power generation company that aims to reduce development costs while improving environmental sustainability in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Resilient Business: YYC Cycle Spin Studio

YYC Cycle is a local spin studio that brings Calgarians a safe fitness and lifestyle community.

CPA Alberta Social Entrepreneurship: Social Entrepreneurship: PULP SHRED

PULP SHRED is Calgary’s greener alternative for confidential document and data destruction providing secure, green, and accessible shredding services to residential and commercial customers.

Servus Credit Union People’s Choice: Virtuous Circle Counselling

Virtuous Circle Counselling is an award-winning team of psychologists, therapists, and counsellors who serve Calgary and surrounding areas.

About Small Business Week

Small Business Week is the Calgary Chamber’s flagship event that celebrates, supports, and inspires small businesses and is one of the largest small business week celebrations in Canada. 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 the economy.

Small Business Week in Calgary is one of Canada’s largest B2B networking events and delivers a hands-on week for growth-focused entrepreneurs to dive into their business challenges through a virtual summit featuring a variety of workshops, events, and networking opportunities. The week concludes by shining the spotlight on leading small businesses with the Small Business Awards Gala.

For more information on Small Business Week and Awards, visit:

About small businesses in Calgary

Small businesses comprise over 95 per cent of all businesses in Calgary and per capita, Calgary has the second highest number of small businesses among Canada’s major cities. Small businesses are also a driving force of our national economy, employing nearly 70 per cent of Canada’s total private labour force and generating over 40 per cent of national gross domestic product.

About Calgary Chamber membership

Inclusive and forward-looking, a membership with the Calgary Chamber gives you access to connection, knowledge, and advocacy to help your business grow. Chamber membership is available at several levels, ensuring it is accessible to your business and provides the benefits you need - regardless of your size or sector. Visit to learn more and sign up today.

Media opportunities

Award winners and Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber are available for media interviews.

For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview, please contact Shannon Hazlett, Senior Public Relations Advisor at

About the Calgary Chamber of Commerce

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.