Routine Inc. named 2019 ATB Small Business of the Year
October 25, 2019
CALGARY – Tonight, Routine Inc. was awarded Small Business of the Year at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Week Awards Gala. Founded by sisters Pippa and Neige Blair, Routine creates natural body products that defy convention and are formulated and manufactured right here in Calgary.
The awards shine a bright light on our city’s greatest small businesses, and celebrate their substantial achievements in growth, innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
“There is nothing small about small business in Calgary,” says Sandip Lalli, President & CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “They are the engine that drives the growth of our economy and play a central role in creating vibrant and prosperous communities.”
“ATB is thrilled to recognize Routine Inc. and the entrepreneurial spirit that led Pippa and Neige to bring their Calgary-made products to consumers around the world,” says Curtis Stange, President and CEO of ATB Financial. “At ATB, we know entrepreneurs are at the heart of our provincial economy and we’re committed to supporting Alberta’s dreamers, doers and risk-takers. Congratulations to Routine Inc. and to all of the businesses being honoured for demonstrating that Alberta is a hub for talent, innovation and determination.”
In addition to the ATB Small Business of the Year Award, the Chamber was pleased to recognize the winners of the following categories:
· BDC Emerging Growth Award: Doodle Dogs
· KPMG People’s Choice Award: Redbloom Salon
· Social Entrepreneurship Award: Mealshare Aide Society
· Innovation Award: Helcim
· Company Culture Award: Hedkandi Salon
· TD Diversity and Inclusion Award: Eco-Fitt Corporation
· BBB Ethical Business Award: Power Properties Ltd.
“Routine represents the grit, determination, and entrepreneurial spirit of Calgary’s business community. We congratulate them, and all our finalists, for their contribution to creating a vibrant business community in Calgary.” adds Sandip Lalli.
In 2018, almost 95 per cent of all businesses in our city were classified as small. And between 2013-2017, Alberta’s small businesses created more jobs than medium or large enterprises, with a 132.5 per cent increase in employment.
For a full listing of this year’s finalists please visit smallbusinessweekcalgary.com/awards/finalists/
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