Small Business Week Events and Awards

 

  

Small Business Week is celebrated across the country every October. This year's theme is Canada: A Nation of Entrepreneurs! 

With the support of our sponsors and partners, the Chamber takes this opportunity to recognize our business community with the following events:

 

SBW Proclamation Breakfast Mixer COMPLETED

Thursday, September 12, 2019

7:30 - 9:00 AM (Program at 8:00 AM)

Centre 2000 (11330 - 106 Street, Grande Prairie)

Event Sponsor: City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie

 

SBW Women in Business Lunch 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie Conference Centre (9816 - 107 Street)

Event Sponsor: MNP

 

SBW Lunch with Rotary 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Paradise Inn & Conference Centre Grande Prairie (11201 - 100 Avenue)

Event Sponsor: Swan City Rotary Club

 

SBW Grande Prairie Chamber Awards of Distinction 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie (6702 - 106 Street)

Reception Sponsor: TBA

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR BDC SMALL BUSINESS WEEK SPONSORS:

National/Award Sponsor - BDC

Award/Event Sponsors - City of Grande Prairie; County of Grande Prairie; Swan City Rotary Club
Event Sponsor - MNP
Award Sponsors - Community Futures Grande Prairie and Region; Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association; Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network; MD of Greenview
Reception Sponsor - TBA


* IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING SMALL BUSINESS WEEK, PLEASE CONTACT CHAMBER EVENTS MANAGER CINDY SIMIGAN BY PHONE 780-532-5340 OR EMAIL cindy@gpchamber.com


2019 GRANDE PRAIRIE CHAMBER AWARDS OF DISTINCTION nominees:


Small Business of the Year Under 10 Employees sponsored by BDC
• Alliance Disposal
• CLH bid . com (c-l-h-bid-dot-com)
• Focus Bookkeeping
• Funtec
• Hayes Fry Law
• Modern Smiles Denture and Implant
• Odessa Doors
• Shinez Auto Detailing
• Speedpro Signs
• Wild Horizon Ventures

Small Business of the Year 10-50 Employees sponsored by BDC
• Deck It Towing and Hauling
• Oliver’s Funeral Home
• Supplement King

Community Attraction Award sponsored by ATB Financial
• Verve Marketing for the GP Woman’s Show

Young Entrepreneur Award sponsored by City of Grande Prairie
• BeDazzled Spa
• Broken Oak Distillery
• Crowned Beauty
• D.Luxe Style
• Hayes Fry Law
• Once Upon A Child
• Shinez Auto Detailing
• Wild Horizon Ventures

Diversity Award sponsored by Swan City Rotary Club
• Crowned Beauty
• Sheshu’s Sizzling Tandoor

Mentorship Award sponsored by Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region
• Deck It Towing and Hauling
• Made By Africans

Indigenous Award sponsored by Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
• AccData Computer Systems and Training
• CFWE Radio
• Cree8iv Ink
• Once Upon A Child

Marketing Award sponsored by County of Grande Prairie No. 1
• Broken Oak Distillery
• D.Luxe Style
• Modern Smiles Denture and Implant
• Supplement King

Customer Service Award sponsored by Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
• Crowned Beauty
• D.Luxe Style
• Maxim Storage
• Modern Smiles Denture and Implant

Leading Edge Award sponsored by Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network
• Broken Oak Distillery
• Cree8iv Ink
• Simply Vines Beer and Wine Making

Past SBW Awards of Distinction Recipients (Business Excellence Awards until 2014)

 

Small Business of The Year
(Category has been split since 1998 into Under10, and 10-100 Employees)

2018 - U10 - OMG! Cupcakes

- 10-100 - Bear Creek Animal Clinic

2017 - U10 - Tire Pro AND Walk Run & More (tie)

      10-100 - Nitehawk Year Round Adventure Park

2016 - U10 - Bear Creek Funeral Home

      10-100 - Better Than Fred's

2015 - U10 - Echo Audio Video Unlimited
        - 10+ - South 40 Dental
2014 - U10 - DansConnection School of Performing Arts
        - 10+ - Royal LePage The Realty Group Grande Prairie
2013 - U10 - Alliance Disposal
        - 10+ - Rentco Equipment Ltd.
2012 - U10 - Western Air Rescue
        - 10+ - CCSI
2011 - U10 - Friesen Bain Chartered Accountants
        - 10+ - GP & District Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
2010 - U10 - G&L Heating & Cooling
        - 10+ - Stratus Pipeline Ltd.
2009 - U10 - Cygnet Dental
        - 10+ - Total Enerflex
2008 - U10 - nine10 Incorporated
        - 10+ - Radium Industrial Solutions
2007 - U10 - Urban Home
        - 10+ - Decca Industries
2006 - U10 - Digital Blues
        - 10+ - Lee's Sheet Metal
2004 - U10 - SpeedPro Signs Plus
        - 10+ - Aron Services
2003 - U10 - Business Career College
        - 10+ - Trumpeter Hotel & Meeting Centre
2002 - U10 - Blackman's Butcher Shop
        - 10+ - Dunvegan Gardens Ltd.
2001 - U10 - Holroyd Drugs (1989) Ltd.
        - 10+ - Davco Machine Ltd.
2000 - U10 - Acropolis Restaurant & Pub
        - 10+ - Peace Air Ltd.
1999 - U10 - United Carpet
        - 10+ - Northern Vision Centre
1998 - U10 - Wonderland Toy & Hobby
        - 10+ - Midwest Countywide Home Furnishings

1997 - T-West Corporation
1996 - Mercan Chrysler Jeep
1995 - Custom Communication
1994 - Dars
1993 - Amma Rentals
1992 - Windsor Ford
1991 - Adam Crane
1990 - Canterra Real Estate
1989 - Compleat Reader
1988 - Holroyd Drugs
1987 - Lilge Home Hardware
1986 - Jim Hanson Lincoln Mercury
1985 - Norlan Feeds

 

Service Superstar (Employee of the Year until 2014)

2018 - Janina's Jewellers Team - Santana Park, Jennifer Prince, Melanie Westgarde, Rebecca Zacharias

2017 - Crystal Martens - Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association

2016 - Benita Galandy - Elders Caring Shelter

2015 - Layne Luckwell - The UPS Store
2014 - Karen Compagnon - Costco
2013 - Derrick Mysko - IPAC Services
2012 - James Melmoth - CCSI
2011 - Maureen Bailey - Recycle Plus
2010 - Scott Carroll
2009 - Mikki Redlick
2008 - Bethe Goldie
2007 - Jennifer Doucet
2006 - Jae Jay Dorsheid
2004 - Tab Pollock
2003 - Erin Vig
2002 - LeAnne Reynaud
2001 - Maureen Martel
2000 - Dave La Count
1999 - Heln Metituk
1998 - Jan Leroux
1997 - Barry Shopka
1996 - Jennie Dideur

 

Young Entrepreneur

2018 - Express Car Wash

2017 - Caitlin Card - Card's Board Game Cafe 

2016 - Jesi Milhousen - Motley Que Barbeque

2015 - Dayna Nelson - D.Luxe
2014 - Lonny Thiessen - Western Manufacturing Ltd.
2013 - Ashley McDonald - The Dog Squad
2012 - Tenille Nadkrynechny
2011 - Chris Balderston - Maddhatters Liquid Lounge
2010 - Bowling Stones Ten Pin Entertainment Centre
2009 - Aztec Landscaping Ltd.
2008 - Ultimate Promotions Incorporated
2007 - Mike Reid - Velocity Video Productions & Clint Brading - Fourword

 

Best New Business

2018 - Grassroots Realty Group

2017 - Grand Banks Seafood Market & Bistro

2016 - GP Brewing Co.

2015 - Velocity Geomatics
2014 - Elevated Robotic Services Inc.
2013 - Sees the World Publishing
2012 - I.T. Partners
2011 - OMG! Cupcakes
2010 - VO2Max
2009 - J. Adams Autobody Ltd.
2008 - Q99 FM Radio
2007 - Hermit Works
2004 - Elite Moving

 

Employer of Choice

2018 - Aztec Engineering

2017 - Hi Tech Business Systems

2016 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie and Area

2015 - The L Spa & Wellness Centre
2014 - Aztec Engineering Inc.
2013 - U10 - Epic Mortgage Solutions

          10+ - Hi-Tech Business Systems
2012 - Baron Oilfield Supply
2011 - Beairsto Lehners Ketchum Engineering
2010 - Menzies Graphics Group
2009 - Carpet Superstore (Under 10 Employees)
2009 - Grande Prairie Regional College (10 or More Employees)

 

Community Spirit

2018 - Willy's Trucking

2017 - Grande Prairie Stompede Association

2016 - LSM

2015 - Revolution Auto Group

 

Marketing

2018 - Curry's Jewellers

2017 - Braeheid Gardens

2016 - Fuse Realty

2015 - Revolution Auto Group

 

The Innovator

2018 - Fred Estlin

2017 - Trusted Dispatch

2016 - Competitive Edge Business Solutions

2015 - Integrity Technologies

 

Employer of Persons with Challenges

2018 - Northwest Wellness Centre

2017 - No Frills

2016 - Goodwill Industries of Alberta/Power of Work Team

2015 - Rhona Law - Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club

 

Eagle Feather

2018 - Vogue Beauty

2017 - CIA Solutions

2016 - Grant Berg Gallery

2015 - SaltMedia

 

Arts and Culture

2018 - Bear Creek Folk Music Festival

2017 - Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival

2016 - Grande Prairie Live Theatre Society

 

Other Grande Prairie Chamber Awards of Distinction Recipients

2008 - New Horizon Co-operative Ltd. - "H.R. Award"
2006 - Davco Solutions - "Best Practice Award"
2004 - Cool Aid Society - "Non-Profit of the Year Award"
2004 - Ivanhoe Contracting - "Best Marketing / Promotional Campaign Award"

 

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