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The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 Business Awards are officially open, marking the 20th year that the chamber has hosted these prestigious local awards. Over the years the scope of these awards has grown from recognizing the Small Business and Large Business of the Year, to the 15 awards being presented on October 16, 2020, to kick off National Small Business Week which runs from October 17-23, 2020. In addition to each of the 14 award categories, nominees all have the chance to be recognized through the pinnacle award of the evening, the ‘Award of Excellence’.

 ‘We are excited to celebrate this milestone 20th year for our business awards,’ stated Tracy Noullett, Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce President. ‘Our theme, Driving Business Forward, celebrates the leaders in our business community that aren’t afraid to take the wheel and find the winning strategy to cross the finish line.’

 Businesses and organizations can be nominated by other businesses or individuals, in the following categories:

  • Business Ethics Award – sponsored by BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay
  • Community Attraction – sponsored by Medicine Hat Accommodation Association
  • Community Involvement – sponsored by Grant Thornton
  • Customer Service – sponsored by CIBC Wood Gundy & Commercial Banking
  • Diversity – sponsored by CORE Association
  • Global Growth-sponsored by South Country Co-op Limited
  • Leading Edge – sponsored by Terralta Inc. & ENMAX
  • Marketing – sponsored by Sandfly Marketing Inc.
  • Mentorship- sponsored by TELUS
  • Young Entrepreneur – sponsored by Pritchard & Co. Law Firm LLP
  • Franchise Business of the Year – sponsored by RBC Dominion Wealth Management Dominion Securities
  • Large Business of the Year – RBC 
  • New Business of the Year – sponsored by JMH & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Small Business of the Year – sponsored by BDC

  In addition to the award sponsors listed above, this year’s awards have been generously supported by Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (Ceremony Sponsor), TD Canada Trust (Technology Sponsor), 
 Brightan Financial Strategies Inc. (Chamber Partner Sponsor), Methanex (Gold Sponsor), and Auto-Star Compusystems Inc. and Medicine Hat Brewing Company (Bronze Sponsors).

 ‘We are extremely grateful for the sponsors that step forward year after year to support us in recognizing our incredible business community. These generous community leaders become a key component of the ‘pit crew’ and their support ensures that we can create a gala evening to celebrate the nominees and award winners who found the key, turned the ignition and are driving business forward,’ commented Noullett.

 The deadline to nominate a business is April 30, 2020. Nominees have until June 1, 2020 to submit required documentation for their nomination(s). For further information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 403.527.5214 ext.221 or

Please direct all media inquiries to:
 Tracy Noullett, President
 c/o Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce
 (403) 527-5214 ext.225



The Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven, volunteer-led organization, proudly representing the interests of businesses in our region, and working diligently to stimulate a strengthened and vibrant economy through our connections, support and influence. For more than 115 years, the Chamber has stood for promoting business, monitoring government and championing managed growth in the local economy. The Chamber represents over 800 businesses in our region and is aligned with both the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC), which represents over 25,000 businesses and the Canadian Chambers of Commerce (CCC), which represents over 200,000 businesses. With the largest and most influential business organizations locally, provincially and federally, the Chamber network is the most unified, valued and influential business network in Canada and works together to shape policy and programs that will make a difference to businesses in our region.

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