The Airdrie Regional Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that nominations are now open for the Business Awards! This is your chance to recognize and celebrate the outstanding businesses and non-profits that make our community so great.

The Business Awards are an event held every fall to honour the best and brightest in Airdrie's business community. This year's gala will take place on October 24th, where Airdronians will gather to celebrate the finalists and announce the winners. But before we can get to the celebration, the nominees need to be chosen.

The nomination process is simple and quick. If you know a business that excels in what they do or a non-profit that goes above and beyond in serving our community, nominate them! All you need to do is visit the Chamber website and fill out the nomination form, which takes just two minutes. Nominations are open until the end of July, so don't wait—nominate today!

Award Categories

Executive Director for the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, Marilyne Aalhus detailed the different categories businesses can be nominated for.

"There are a variety of award categories to ensure that all facets of our business community are recognized."

The categories include: 

  • Employer Excellence: Recognizes businesses that provide outstanding workplaces.
  • Community Attraction: Celebrates businesses or events that bring people to Airdrie.
  • Legacy Award: Honors long-standing businesses that have made a significant impact.
  • Greatest Impact: Acknowledges businesses or individuals that give back to the community in meaningful ways.
  • Spirit of Community: Our special non-profit award, which comes with a $500 cash donation.

The Judging Process

A panel of esteemed business leaders from our community carries out the tough job of the judging process said Aalhus.

"They take on the challenging task of evaluating all nominations to select the top five businesses or the top non-profit in each category. While it's a tough job, it's also incredibly rewarding to see the breadth of talent and dedication in Airdrie."

Nominating a business or non-profit is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for their hard work and contributions to our community. It not only boosts their morale but also highlights their efforts to a broader audience. Plus, being nominated is a significant honour that can bring positive attention and recognition.

Aalhus also wanted to thank those who made the awards possible again this year.

"A big thank you to our presenting sponsor, Ellis Don, and all the other sponsors who make this event possible. Your support is invaluable in celebrating the excellence within our community."

To nominate a business, head over to Airdrie Chamber of Commerce's website and complete the nomination form. Remember, the deadline is the end of July, but we recommend getting your nominations in as soon as possible—June is a great time to do it before summer gets too busy.

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