2018 Small Business Calgary Awards

Watch video interviews of all the 2018 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
  • Doodle Dogs
  • G.E.M. Inc.
  • Tool Shed Brewing Co. 
  • William Joseph Communications 
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
  • Burgandy Oak Group
  • Cold Garden Beverage Company
  • Doodle Dogs
  • Vog App
Winner

Company Culture Award

The company culture award is present to a company leading the way in employee engagement, satisfaction and retention. 

Finalists
  • Apex Massage Therapy
  • Glacier
  • SPLICE Software
  • TWT Group
Winner

Hometown Hero Award

Unlike other Small Business Week Awards, the Hometown Hero award is award to a business who has grown to become a community staple, a household name. 

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
  • Comply Works Ltd. 
  • FREDsense Technologies
  • Think Tank Innovations
  • Veerum
Winner

Indigenous Business Achievement Award

Presented to a leading Indigenous business, which through a strong business concept has demonstrated business success, while giving back to the community.

Winner

KPMG People's Choice Award 

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

Finalists
  • Fiasco Gelato
  • Neal's yard Remedies
  • RedBloom Salon
  • The Performance Studio
Winner

Social Entrepreneurship Award

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

Finalists
  • InOrbis 
  • Made Foods
  • MAXGreen Windows, Siding, and Roofing
  • Swizzlesticks 
Winner