Business Excellence Awards

Each fall, the Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Excellence Awards Gala in conjunction with Small Business Week. These awards recognize the many outstanding businesses, groups and individuals that make our community a great place to live and work in.

Nominations are accepted from end of July to end of August, and reviewed by the Business Excellence Awards Committee. Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

The award winners will be announced at the 2017 Business Excellence Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 18th at the Badlands Community Facility. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or by contacting the Chamber. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Oct. 13 at noon.  *Update- *tickets are now sold out.

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2016 Award Winners:

Arts, Culture & Community Award: Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Diversity Leadership Award: Drumheller A&W

Most Promising New Business: Red Deer River Adventures

Small Business of the Year: Sublime Food & Wine

Large Business of the Year: Riverside Value Drug Mart

Business Professional of the Year: Fred Makowecki, Image Crafter Signs


2015 Award Winners:

Arts, Culture & Community Award: Western GM

Diversity Leadership Award: McDonalds

Most Promising New Business: Ivy's Awesome Kitchen & Bistro

Small Business of the Year: Bold Efexx

Large Business of the Year: Reality Bytes Inc. 

Business Professional of the Year: John Shoff, of Reality Bytes Inc.


2014 Award Winners:

Rookie Business of the Year: Top Rocker Motorcycle Gear

Small Business of the Year: R&J Flowers

Medium Business of the Year: ATB Financial

Large Business of the Year: Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society

Business Professional of the Year: Summer Manca, Drumheller McDonalds


2013 Award Winners:

Employer of Choice: Atlas Coal Mine

Rookie Business of the Year: Lowleft Golf

Small Business of the Year: Sears

Medium Business of the Year: 99.5 Drum FM

Large Business of the Year: Freson Bros. 


Business Professional of the Year: Linda Digby, Atlas Coal Mine