The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce has named its finalist for the Business of the Year.
An independent committee comprised of local business leaders selected the 18 finalists from more than 74 nominees.
“The last two years have demonstrated that businesses in Red Deer & District are resilient, bold and driven to succeed,” said Scott Robinson, CEO, Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce.
“We are so proud of all the over 70 nominees for this year’s Business of the Year awards presented by connectFirst Credit Union and excited to present the following 18 businesses as the finalists for this year’s awards”
Businesses are nominated by the public and all completed nominee packages are given to a judging committee. The committee then conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the finalists. As an outcome of this process, the winners are also determined and the results are sealed and embargoed until the awards ceremony.
The following businesses were named finalists:
In the Small Business of the Year category, the finalists are – Juiced Audio, Sweet Capones Bakery & Café, and The Red Deer Mechanic
For the Business of the Year category the finalists are – Abbey Master Builder, Central Alberta Co-op and Prime Boiler
In the New Business of the Year the finalists are – Creekside Creative Academy, Hello Beautiful Bridal Boutique, and Mint Smartwash
For the Emerging Business of the Year category, the finalists are – Custom Furniture of Canada, Masterpiece Salon & Spa and Recovery Lab
In the Business Leader of the Year the finalists are – Carl Sauve – KCB Cabinets, Donna Purcell – Donna Purcell QC Law and Doug Anderson – Peavey Industries
In the Non-Profit Award finalists are – Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, Central Alberta Humane Society and Central Alberta Pride Society.
The Business of the Year award ceremony will take place on Oct. 19 at the Red Deer Polytechnic Arts Centre.
Tickets are available online at www.reddeerchamber.com or at the Chamber office, 3017 Gaetz Avenue.