This year, the Calgary Chamber celebrated our 40th Small Business Week. Each year, the Calgary Small Business Awards serve to recognize and celebrate Calgary's leading small businesses who create change, fuel innovation and make a positive impact in our city. Discover the stories of the 2023 award winners.
connectFIRST Credit Union Small Business of the Year Award
Pekarsky & Co.
For nearly 15 years, Pekarsky & Co. has worked to lead the way executive search and leadership advisory. At the 40th Calgary Small Business Awards, the company won the connectFirst Credit Union Small Business of the Year Award. Read more to learn about how Pekarsky & Co. stands out from the rest and the work they do to foster positive partnerships in the community.
The team at ORKA Performance is planning growth, not only for their business, but for the entire athletic therapy and rehabilitation industry. ORKA Performance took home the Grant Thornton Emerging Growth Award at the 40th Calgary Small Business Awards. Read more to learn about the team's dedication and plans for continued growth.
RedBloom Salon has been growing across Calgary for nearly 20 years and has spent time and considerations on gaining the loyal support of their communities. At the 2023 Calgary Small Business Awards, RedBloom Salon won the Servus Credit Union People's Choice Award.
TD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award Presented by Pride In Business
At the 40th Calgary Small Business Awards, RedPoint Media won the TD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award presented by Pride In Business. The team took this award as a sign to continue and expand the work they are doing in the DEI space and aim to exceed the expectations of their readers. Read more to learn about why they value DEI and how they practice it.
Rowan Fisher and her team at Fisher Law are expanding across Calgary, Alberta and Canada to provide information, resources and assistance to newcomers and the business community with their immigration law expertise. They are the 2023 winners of the SureCall Community Champion Award.
The team at Showpass found ways to pivot throughout the pandemic, keeping things positive and effective. Through the desire to help people find things to do, their team is building continued growth in Calgary and around the globe. Read more about how they won the Air Canada Resilient Business Award at the 40th Calgary Small Business Awards.
CleanO2 has developed carbon capture units to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a smaller scale, in a big way. Their team not only creates the carbon capture units, but they also have a line of soap and other personal care products made from captured carbon. CleanO2 won the Bow Valley College Innovation Award at the 40th Calgary Small Business Awards.
The Social Entrepreneurship Award is presented to the Calgary small business that has been a leader in finding ways of doing business while doing good for the large community and environment. Whether this is through monetary contribution to local charities, to finding innovative ways to be resourceful and respect the environment. These businesses truly look out for the triple bottom line – people, profits, planet.
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