By Kim Hutchison
Small business awards week in Alberta may have come to an end but the recognition of excellence in the business community most definitely has not.
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce will be acknowledging innovative and progressive practices and achievements of small businesses, entrepreneurs and large corporations with the 18th annual Alberta Business Awards of Distinction Gala set to take place on Feb. 27 at the Marriot River Cree Resort.
Nominations are now open for 10 categories which include aboriginal woman entrepreneur, diversity leadership, employer of persons with disabilities, employer of youth, small business, aboriginal relations-best practice, eagle feather business, marketing, aboriginal youth entrepreneur and export.
All finalists are eligible to win the Premier’s Award if Distinction, which is the ceremony’s top award.
“Nominations are a great way for businesses to get the recognition they deserve,” said Tracy Elofson, manager of events for the Alberta Chamber of Commerce. “The gala is an evening of celebration in appreciation of those who serve our communities so well.”
Nominations will be closing on Nov. 26. To submit a nomination on behalf of your business or someone else’s, visit www.abbusinessawards.ab.ca and follow the online process as it is outlined on the site or fill out an application and mail or it to 2009 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction c/o Alberta Chambers of Commerce, 1808-10025-102A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2Z2.