2016 Small Business Calgary Awards

Watch video interviews of all the 2016 Small Business Calgary Award finalists here

ATB Small Business of the Year Award

Presented to the Calgary small business that has demonstrated significant business achievement, has sustained growth with a pathway for future growth, and shows the potential to go on to become a true pillar of our city.

Finalists
  • Re-Matt Inc.
  • Meticulon
  • Fitter International Inc. (Fitterfirst)
  • Hop Compost
Winner

Breakout Business Award

Presented to the Calgary small business that has a proven track record of breakout performance, business growth and profitability in the last 3 years.

Finalists
  • dogma training & pet services inc.
  • TWT Group Inc.
  • Ryan Murphy Construction
  • Fitter International Inc. (Fitterfirst)
Winner

BDC Emerging Growth Award

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.

Finalists
  • Press + Post
  • The Locked Room Inc.
  • Grey Eagle Resort
  • Plant
Winner

Community Impact Award

Presented to the Calgary small business that has been a leader in finding ways of doing business while doing good for the community. This business sees community investment as a core part of the company’s values.

Finalists
  • WeEmploy
  • Green Event Services
  • Pure Motion Dance Company
  • JB Music Therapy
Winner

Customer Service Excellence Award

Presented to the Calgary small business that is dedicated to continuously striving to exceed customer expectations, deliver industry leading standards of service and is creative and innovative around customer experience.

Finalists
  • Black Sheep Mattress Co.
  • Aaron Machine Shop
  • PK Sound
  • Learn Photography Canada
Winner

Environmental Stewardship Award

Presented to a Calgary small business that has demonstrated commitment and has been influential in the area of environmental sustainability through leadership and the integration of environmentally responsible practices into their business model.

Finalists
  • SkyFire Energy
  • Bullfrog Power
  • Calgary Elite Roofing
  • Do It Green (DIG)
Winner

Innovation Award

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.

Finalists
  • SPLICE Software
  • Purple Frog Products
  • Beep Auto Service Finder
  • Stream Systems Ltd.
Winner

Indigenous Entrepreneurship Award

Presented to a leading Indigenous small business, which through a strong business concept shows plans for future growth and viability over the long term.

Finalists
  • Beautiful Blinds and Shutters Ltd.
  • Native Diva Creations
Winner

People's Choice Award (New for 2016)

Presented to the Calgary small business that can demonstrate they have engaged the loyal support of their community, determined by public vote.

Finalists
  • The Audio Room
  • Sabrang Enterprises Ltd.
  • Cool Choir
  • Buttercream Clothing
Winner