Frequently Asked Questions (Awards)
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Who can apply for a Small Business Week Calgary award?
To be eligible for any of the Small Business Week Awards, applicants must:
- currently be operating a business in Calgary for a minimum of 12 months as of March 2016;
- have 100 full time paid employees or less;
- not have won the award previously they are applying for.
There is no cost to apply and a business does not have to be a member of the Calgary Chamber to qualify or win.
When do applications and nominations close?
Applications and nominations close at midnight on Sunday, July 24, 2016.
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 Aboriginal 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.
Do I have to apply for the award my company was nominated for?
No, you can apply for any award you think you are a good fit for.
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 would 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. The Small Business Week Calgary Awards are open to all small businesses in Calgary whether you are a Chamber member or not. All the profile and recognition you receive as a finalist and/or winner comes free of charge without obligation.
Can I nominate as many small businesses as I want?
Yes, please nominate any great Calgary-based small businesses you know about!
Does it help the company win if they get more than one nomination?
No, nominations are meant to bring awareness of the awards to deserving small businesses by happy customers or partners. They are not considered in the judging phase.