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Calgary Small Business Awards 2023 Presented by Telus

Celebrating 40 years of small business excellence

Small Business Award 2023

Small Business Week 2023 has concluded. We want to extend our congratulations to all the winners and also thank everyone who joined us during this incredible week. You can find out more about each winner here.

One night to celebrate the countless champions in the Calgary small business community.

At the Calgary Chamber, we know that entrepreneurs and small business owners spend most of their time moving their businesses forward, creating jobs and building community. At the Small Business Awards, we celebrate Calgary’s best—their hard work, their economic contributions and their lasting impact on our city and beyond.

This year, the Calgary Chamber celebrated the 40th Calgary Small Business Awards. Exciting performances, noteworthy presenters and honourable awardees made this year's event special for the small business community and every event guest. This year's awards gala took place on Friday, October 20, 2023.

2023 Award Categories

Servus Credit Union People’s Choice Award

Presented to the Calgary small business that can demonstrate they have engaged the loyal support of their community. This award is determined by a public vote.​


ConnectFirst Credit Union Small Business of the Year Award

The ultimate hardware at Small Business Week, the connectFirst Credit Union Small Business of the Year Award is presented to the Calgary small business that has demonstrated significant business achievement, sustained growth, and the potential to become a true pillar of our city; a leader in Calgary’s business community.​


Grant Thornton Emerging Growth Award

The Grant Thornton Emerging Growth Award is presented to the new emerging small business that has shown rapid growth and profitability in its first 1-3 years of operations and shows the potential for future growth and commercial success.


TD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award Presented by Pride in Business

This award is presented to the Calgary small business that is a leader in progressing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workplace and community.


SureCall Community Champion Award

The COVID-19 Pandemic forced Calgary businesses to pivot operations, support their neighbours and come together like never before. The Calgary business community is strong, resilient and has a long history of supporting one another when it is needed the most. The SureCall Community Champion Award 2023 showcases the best community leaders our city has to offer.​


Bow Valley College Innovation Award

The Bow Valley College Innovation Award is presented to the Calgary small business that is pushing conventional boundaries and is disrupting and reshaping their industry through groundbreaking achievements in bringing innovation to market. This could be done in the following ways: a creative business concept that brings innovation to market, product creation or an innovative approach that improves productivity or work processes.​


Air Canada Resilient Business Award

The Air Canada Resilient Business Award is for businesses, big and small, who have shown, and continue to show resiliency, compassion and dedication since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic.​


CPA Alberta Social Entrepreneurship Award

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. Please note that this award is open to businesses in all industries, applicants do not have to be companies that work exclusively in community engagement or the environment.


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