FAQS

When do applications and nominations close?

Applications and nominations close at midnight on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Do I qualify if 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 an paper application. 

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Application deadline is 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 18! 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Presented to the Calgary small business that can demonstrate they have engaged the loyal support of their community, determined by public vote.
  • Presented to the Calgary small business that has a proven track record of breakout performance, business growth and profitability in the last 3 years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Presented to an industry leading Indigenous small business, which through a strong business concept shows plans for future growth and viability over the long term.
  • 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.