FAQS

When do applications and nominations close?

Nominations close at midnight on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Applications close at midnight on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Do I qualify if the business is not in Calgary?

Small businesses must have a regional or head office located in Calgary to qualify (this does not apply to the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Award where businesses must be located in Southern Alberta).

Can I use one application to apply for multiple awards?

No, different award categories have different award specific questions that need to be answered. However, you can leave a simple note in the general fields to "see previous applications" and we will make sure to merge the applications.

I have applied in past years, can I still apply?

Yes, if you have not received an award for the category you are applying for we'd love to have you apply again!

Do I need to be nominated to apply?

No, nominations are meant to bring awareness of the awards to deserving small businesses by happy customers or partners.

Does this cost my anything?

Absolutely not.

Do I have to apply online?

No, you can apply offline with a traditional paper application. Please contact us at 403 750 0425 or SBWYYC@CalgaryChamber.com for a paper application. 

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Application deadline is 11:59 pm on Friday June 1! 

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