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Chamber of Commerce announces its business awards nominees

By Medicine Hat News on August 4, 2018.

Medicine Hat News

The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the 2018 Chamber Business Awards. Held as a kick-off event prior to National Small Business Week, which runs this year Oct. 14-20, the annual awards provide an opportunity for Medicine Hat and Southeast Alberta to recognize the outstanding achievements of our business community. After a rigorous nomination process, the nominees have been finalized.

This year’s event theme, “The Elements of Business,” represents the business experiment that is at the heart of every commercial venture, says the Chamber in a news release. “Every entrepreneur takes a look at the market and tests out their idea like a scientist uses an experiment to prove a hypothesis. In the lab of the marketplace a business equation is tested, and with the formula being tweaked and adjusted carefully and thoughtfully to account for challenges and variables, the final product should equal success.

The winners of each category will be honoured at a banquet Oct. 12.


Business Ethics (sponsored by Better Business Bureau) — BGSA Radiology Inc.; FWBA Architects; Hiebert Cabinets; Jade Homes; McDonald’s Restaurants Medicine Hat; Something Techy IT Solutions Ltd.

Community Involvement (sponsored by Servus Credit Union) — BGS Body Shop; Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club Ltd.; Methanex Corporation; Pritchard & Co. Law Firm LLP; South Country Co-op Limited; Mavericks Baseball Club; United Way Spirit of Christmas Feast

Customer Service Excellence (sponsored by Chinook Financial) — Align Doors & Maintenance Ltd.; Anytime Fitness; BGS Body Shop; Bumbleboo; Canadian Western Bank; Hiebert Cabinets; Hit the Floor Studio of Dance Ltd.; Morrison Movement Therapy; Pamper My Senses Wellness Day Spa; Sabai Infusion Thai Restaurant; Silver Lake Sod Farm 2017 Ltd.; Sun City Ford Ltd.

Employer of Persons with Disabilities (sponsored by CORE Association) — ACRO Property Management Div. of Group One Realty (MH 1984) Ltd.; Big Marble Farms Inc.; Boston Pizza Box Springs; Taco Time

Employer of Youth (sponsored by TELUS) — Mavericks Baseball Club; South Country Co-op Limited

Export Award (sponsored by South Country Co-op Limited) — Parrish & Heimbecker Limited

Franchise Business of the Year (sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities Inc.) — Anytime Fitness; Kona Ice of SE Alberta; Moxie’s Grill & Bar; SpeedPro Signs

Innovation Award of Excellence (sponsored by APEX Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network) — Jade Homes; Kinetisense Inc.

Large Business of the Year (sponsored by Western Financial Group) — BGSA Radiology Inc.; Methanex Corporation; Newrock Developments; South Country Co-op Limited

Marketing Excellence (sponsored by 102.1 CJCY) — Bumbleboo; Moxie’s Grill & Bar; Safety Buzz ETC Ltd.; South Country Co-op Limited

New Business of the Year (sponsored by JMH & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants) — Action Land & Environmental Services Ltd.; Adapt Mobility; Advanced Energy Advisors; By the C; Café Verve; Finlay Bridge Outfitters; Industry Pub; Jasper Fine Homes Inc.; Old West Transport Ltd; Red Arc Manufacturing; SixOneSix Entertainment

Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada) — A-Phase Electrical & Contracting Services LTD.; Bumbleboo; Dirty Deeds; Hit the Floor Studio of Dance Ltd.; Pahl Livestock Ltd.; Platinum Star Power Skating; Remerge Rehabilitation Inc.; Sabai Infusion Thai Restaurant; Safety Buzz ETC Ltd.; Silver Lake Sod Farm 2017 Ltd.

Southeast Alberta Shines (sponsored by the Medicine Hat Hotel and Accommod-ation Association) — ARTworks in RED Studio; Kona Ice of SE Alberta; The Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede; Sabai Infusion Thai Restaurant; Spectrum Festival 2018; Super T Aviation

Young Entrepreneur (sponsored by Medicine Hat College) — Grand Rental Station; Kinetisense Inc.;Rustic Rose

Seven of the 14 local categories are also recognized at the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, in which local nominees are submitted by the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce for recognition at this prestigious provincial awards ceremony held annually in February.

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