The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce announced the 2020 Business of the Year Awards finalists Tuesday.
An independent adjudication committee comprised of local business leaders selected 15 finalists from more than 93 nominations in the annual celebration of business excellence.
“The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce, along with our 850 members, would like to congratulate a record number of nominees in this year’s Business of the Year Awards,” said CEO Rick More.
“To the finalists in each category, you have displayed exemplary innovation and resourcefulness in a year that has truly been challenging. For that, you and your staff should be very proud,”
In the one-to-10 full-time equivalent employees category, Craft Beer Nation, KCB Cabinets & Renovations and RT Heating & Air Conditioning are the finalists.
For the 11-to-20 full-time equivalent employees category, Berry Architecture & Associates, C & C H20 Inc. and Stride Physiotherapy and Wellness were chosen.
In the 21 or more full-time equivalent employees category, Bo’s Bar & Stage, Prime Boiler Services and Troubled Monk are the three finalists.
Paige Koster Photography, Penhold IGA and Sol Invictus Energy Services were picked in the young entrepreneur category.
The non-profit award category finalists are Red Deer Hospice Society, The Lending Cupboard Society of Alberta and Volunteer Central.
Businesses are nominated by the public before undertaking a comprehensive interview process completed by Pivotal LLP.
The adjudication committee then evaluates the interviews on the criteria of people and clients, profit and growth, community involvement and global community and sustainability.
Winners are determined with the results sealed and embargoed until the awards ceremony.
The 2020 Business of the Year Awards will be held Oct. 21 at the Cambridge Hotel.
Tickets can be purchased online at reddeerchamber.com for $85 per person.