Specific Eligibility Requirements

  • Have exported products, services or technologies that have Alberta content or Alberta value-added contribution outside of Canada
  • Have employed an innovative and/or creative market entry strategy
  • Have made increases in exports for the past three years, or maintained their position in export markets during difficult economic times – either for the company or in their geographic or industry-specific market

General Eligibility Requirements

To be a valid entry in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, your business must:

  • Be operational in Alberta for a minimum of 3 fiscal years
  • Be operating in Alberta at the time of nomination and at the time of the awards presentation
  • Employ Albertans to produce goods and/or provide services
  • The business must demonstrate financial viability and sound potential for growth
  • Not have won in the same category in the past three years
  • Not have anyone in your management, on your board, or in your employ serving on the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction judging committee for this category
  • If you are a non-for-profit organization, no more than 30% of annual revenue can be directly funded by Government envelopes. This does not apply to regular procurement

Sacha Knorr,
Alberta Chambers of Commerce
#714 Ledgeview, 9707 110 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9



Community Attraction Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that has impact/influence on a community by making that community a more attractive place to work, live, visit and play.

Leading Edge Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that has developed a process, product or service that is original and is directly contributing to profitability & or market share.

Customer Service Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that is successful in improving customer experiences in a measurable & strategic way.

Diversity Award of Distinction

Recognizes an inclusive business/organization which demonstrates best practices in recognizing and appreciating diversity so that employees, clients, customers and others are respected and valued as unique individuals.