2014 Small Business Week Calgary

Watch videos interviews of all the 2014 Small Business Week Calgary Award finalists here.

ATB Small Business of the Year Award

Presented by ATB Business

Presented to the Calgary small business who has demonstrated significant business achievement (especially in the past three years) and sustained financial growth and performance. Additionally, the Small Business of the Year Award will have demonstrated service excellence, involvement in the community, innovation and a commitment to sustainability.

Finalists
  • Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd. (Winner)
  • Code Expert
  • SkyFire Energy Inc.
  • Aaron Machine Shop Ltd.
  • Mark Staffing Solutions Inc

Breakout Business Award

Presented by McLeod Law LLP

Presented to the Calgary small business poised for significant growth. This business demonstrates an original and solid business concept and is generating a buzz in the business community, based on the track record of their management team across similar ventures and the business potential. 

Finalists
  • Fiasco Artisan Gelato (Winner)
  • Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd.
  • RefineCo Inc.
  • ZGM Collaborative Marketing
  • Leela Eco Spa & Studio

Community Impact Award

Presented by Yellow Pages Group

Presented to the Calgary small business whose owners or employees are involved in community groups (charitable, not-for-profit, business or professional associations), whose community work or initiatives have improved life for their fellow citizens.

Finalists
  • Mealshare Aid Society (Winner)
  • Sponsor Energy Inc.
  • Mark Staffing Solutions Inc.
  • espy Experience
  • antoszOrthodontics

Customer Service Excellence Award

Presented by the Calgary Airport Authority

Presented to the Calgary small business dedicated to customer service excellence through the delivery of ongoing staff training, or the creation of a service program to improve customer service.

Finalists
  • Outright Entertainment Inc. (Winner)
  • The Brow Studio
  • Sleep Rover Ltd.
  • Aaron Machine Shop Ltd.
  • Ski Cellar Snowboard

Environmental Stewardship Award

Presented by Progressive Waste

Presented to the Calgary small business who has demonstrated a commitment to leading environmental stewardship through improving its operations and limiting its environmental footprint, and the environmental footprint of its suppliers or clients.

Finalists
  • Leela Eco Spa & Studio (Winner)
  • Conscious Brands
  • Do It Green (DIG)
  • Green Event Services
  • SkyFire Energy Inc.

Innovation Award

Presented by Servus Credit Union

Presented to the Calgary small business demonstrating groundbreaking achievements in improving work processes, business concept development, or product creation and who has successfully implemented or marketed these developments.

Finalists
  • Vets to Go Inc. (Winner)
  • Veterinary Simulator Industries Ltd.
  • SPLICE Software
  • Code Expert Canada Ltd.
  • Mentor Systems