ACC Media Release: June 20, 2024

ACC Media Release: June 20, 2024

ACC recognizes best of Alberta business

EDMONTON – On June 20, 2024, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) hosted the 33rd annual Alberta Business Awards of Distinction (ABAD) at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel. These prestigious awards celebrate the significant contributions of entrepreneurs and organizations to the economic vitality of the province.

ABAD 2024, marking a record-breaking year for nominations, brought together industry leaders and distinguished guests to honour recipients across thirteen award categories. Alberta's Best of Business Award of Distinction is presented to a standout finalist chosen from all categories, this year being awarded to The Driving Force Group of Companies, headquartered in Edmonton.

Lori Ann Muenzer, Olympic gold medalist and business results and mindset coach, added her unique charm to the evening as the 2024 ABAD ceremony emcee. Interviews with award recipients and finalists will soon be featured on ACC's YouTube channel, conducted by Catherine Bangel with Bangel PR.

Shauna Feth, ACC President and CEO, extended her congratulations to the 2024 ABAD recipients and finalists: "Your exemplary achievements significantly contribute to driving Alberta’s economy forward, enriching communities throughout the province."

"These awards acknowledge the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of Alberta's business leaders, as well as the teams and people across these organizations. Recognition goes a long way to building a culture of success, and that's what these awards support."

Over 325 Alberta businesses and organizations have been an ABAD recipient over the 33-year history of these awards. This tradition of recognizing excellence is made possible for business by business, through the tremendous support of award and event partners.

The ACC extends congratulations to the 2024 ABAD recipients and finalists, whose remarkable achievements continue to inspire and propel the Alberta business community to new heights.

Congratulations to the 2024 ABAD recipients!

Alberta's Best of Business: The Driving Force Group of Companies (Edmonton)
Business Innovation: Sky Eye Measurement Inc. (Acheson)
Community Attraction: Bird Creatives (Calgary)
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Technology North (Edmonton)
Female Entrepreneur: L.A. Chefs Catering (Lethbridge)
Global Growth: Fritz Tiny Homes (Devon)
Health and Wellness: Tiny Toes Castle Ltd. (Red Deer)
Indigenous Business: Métis Crossing (Smoky Lake)
Marketing: Empathie Creative (Edmonton)
Mentorship: Red Bicycle Communications (Lloydminster)
Newcomer Entrepreneur: World Guardian Security Services (Edmonton)
Small Business: Clean Club Calgary (Calgary)
Young Entrepreneur: Backyard Birds Nature Shop (Spruce Grove)

About the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction (ABAD):
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Shauna Feth President and CEO Alberta Chambers of Commerce 780.425.4180 Ext. 3