As entrepreneurs and small business owners, you spend most of your time moving your business forward, creating jobs, and building community. At the Calgary Small Business Awards, we celebrate you, your hard work, and your economic contributions. This year's awards gala will take place on Friday, October 21, 2022.
2022 Award Categories
ATB Small Business of the Year Award
The ultimate hardware at Small Business Week, the ATB Small Business of the Year Award is presented to the Calgary small business that has demonstrated significant business achievement, sustained growth, and the potential to become a true pillar of our city; a leader in Calgary’s business community.
Helcim Emerging Growth Award
The Helcim Emerging Growth Award is presented to the new emerging small business that has shown rapid growth and profitability in its first 1-3 years of operations and shows the potential for future growth and commercial success.
Canadian Cannabis Exchange
Virtuous Circle Counselling
TD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award Presented by Pride in Business
This award is presented to the Calgary small business that is a leader in progressing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workplace and community.
SureCall Community Champion Award
The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced Calgary businesses to pivot operations, support their neighbours, and come together like never before. The Calgary business community is strong, resilient, and has a long history of supporting one another when it is needed the most. The 2022 Community Champion Award showcases the best community leaders our city has to offer.
Good Neighbour Community Market
connectFirst Credit Union Innovation Award
The connectFirst Credit Union Innovation Award is presented to the Calgary small business that is pushing conventional boundaries and is disrupting and reshaping their industry through groundbreaking achievements in bringing innovation to market. This could be done in the following ways: a creative business concept that brings innovation to market, product creation or an innovative approach that improves productivity or work processes.
Westgen Technologies Inc.
Resilient Business Award
The Resilient Business Award is for businesses, big and small, who have shown, and continue to show resiliency, compassion, and dedication throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Jemini Hair Artistry
Virtuous Circle Counselling
CPA Alberta Social Entrepreneurship Award
The Social Entrepreneurship Award is presented to the Calgary small business that has been a leader in finding ways of doing business while doing good for the large community and environment. Whether this is through monetary contribution to local charities, to finding innovative ways to be resourceful and respect the environment. These businesses truly look out for the triple bottom line – people, profits, planet. Please note that this award is open to businesses in all industries, applicants do not have to be companies that work exclusively in community engagement or the environment.
Included by Design
Servus People’s Choice Award
Presented to the Calgary small business that can demonstrate they have engaged the loyal support of their community. This award is determined by a public vote.