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Fort Macleod Chamber to honour top citizens, businesses

Fort Macleod residents have two weeks to submit nominations for the annual Chamber of Commerce awards.

Ashley Nelson

People are encouraged to take time in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to celebrate the community’s shining stars.

“It’s been a tough year and now, more than ever, we need to recognize the efforts and achievements of our local entrepreneurs and citizens,” chamber executive director Ashley Nelson wrote on the Web site.

Nominations are being accepted until Wednesday, Sept. 30 for the following awards:

  • Citizen of the Year — Presented to someone who has demonstrated excellent volunteerism, community spirit and citizenship.
  • Junior Citizen of the Year — Presented to someone 18 years of age or younger who has demonstrated excellent volunteerism, community spirit and citizenship.
  • Community Enhancement — Presented to an organization, individual or business who has shown outstanding community spirit and support.
  • Outstanding Business — Presented to a business that has shown dedication to development and growth.
  • Small Business — Presented to a business with one to nine employees that has shown outstanding community spirit and support, and provides strong customer service.
  • Large Business — Presented to a business with 10 or more employees that has shown outstanding community spirit and support, and provides strong customer service.
  • Customer Service — Presented to a business that demonstrates a positive attitude and integrity, and which goes the extra mile for customers and clients.
  • Employee Service — Presented to an outstanding employee who demonstrates an excellent ongoing level of customer service.
  • Agricultural Business — Presented to a business that promotes Fort Macleod and district’s local, natural resources in the best possible and most sustainable way. The recipient also promotes positive change in agriculture through its practices and expertise.
  • Home-Based Business — Presented to a business operating successfully within or out of a residence, providing something beneficial to the community.
  • New Business — Presented to a business established within the past two years that has demonstrated notable achievements.

Nominees for business awards must have a Town of Fort Macleod business licence.

People submitting nominations must provide a written explanation supporting the nomination.

Award recipients in 2019 were Mike Bourassa, Citizen of the Year; Chelsie Harris, Junior Citizen; Fort Macleod Glass, Outstanding Business; greenery on main, Small Business; Stronghold Brewing Co., New Business; Structural Truss-Forma Steel, Large Business; Darren Housenga, Employee Service; Chinook Dental, Customer Service; Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange (SALE), Agricultural Business; Kaitlyn Leader Dayhome, Home Business; and Citizens On Patrol, Community Enhancement.

Nomination forms are available at: https://fortmacleodchamber.typeform.com/to/zextqyaJ.

Nominations can be e-mailed to fmchamber1888@gmail.com,
mailed to:
P.O. Box 178, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0,
dropped off in a sealed envelope at the chamber office on Main Street.

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