Take Stock – September 26

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in 10 categories:

Awards accepting nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in 10 categories:

• Aboriginal Woman Entrepreneur;

• Diversity Leadership;

• Employer of Persons with Disabilities;

• Employer of Youth;

• Small Business;

• Aboriginal Relations — Best Practice;

• Eagle Feather Business;

• Marketing;

• Youth Entrepreneur;

• Export.

Finalists will also be eligible to receive the Premier’s Award of Distinction. Businesses can nominate themselves or others, and the process can be completed at www.abbusinessawards.ab.ca.

Nominations close Nov. 20, with the award ceremony scheduled for late February. Call Tracy Elofson at the Alberta Chambers of Commerce at 780-425-4180, Ext. 2.

Employers to provide feedback

Central Alberta employers will have an opportunity on Wednesday to influence how human resources services are provided to them in the future. Employment Placement and Support Services and Alberta Employment and Immigration are conducting feedback sessions where small and medium-sized businesses will be able to offer input about their service needs. These focus group discussions will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Employment Placement and Support Services at No. 200, 4315 55th Ave. in Red Deer. Lunch provided. For information or to book a place, call 403-343-6249.

Companies charged

The City of Calgary has laid charges under Alberta’s Safety Codes Act against three companies after debris flew off a building under construction earlier this summer and killed a three-year-old girl. The charge of allowing an unsafe condition has been filed against Germain Residences Ltd., Grenville-Germain Calgary Ltd. Partnership and Flynn Canada Ltd.

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