The Sylvan Lake Business Awards recognizes outstanding businesses and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in Sylvan Lake. This year marks the 40th year of these awards - and it is a privilege to continue to keep the tradition alive of honoring the hard work of our local business community.
The business awards dinner, dance and awards ceremony will take place on Friday October 13th, 2017 at the annual Mermaid Ball, a Sylvan Lake tradition. Finalist will be honored at this event and winners announced at the awards ceremony, followed by music and dancing. Details on our most prestigious event of the year will be released at a later date.
Each award comes with it's own set criteria. We don't expect the public making nominations to be aware of these details, so when nominations are made an internal team will vet the nominations received. Those businesses and individuals who meet the basic criteria will be notified and given the opportunity to accept the nomination. Should they choose to accept the nomination they are given the opportunity to apply for the award by providing details for an independent (anonymous) judging panel. Finalist from among the nominees of each category are chosen, with the winner of each category being announced at the Mermaid Ball.
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This award honors a business that employs 10 or more employees, and demonstrates continual business excellence through positive business growth, superior customer services, commitment to quality and the community of Sylvan Lake. They must have been in business for 5 or more years in Sylvan Lake.
2016 WINNER: BEST BODY FITNESS
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This award honors a small business that employs 5 or less employees, and demonstrates continual business excellence through positive business growth, superior customer services, commitment to quality and the community of Sylvan Lake. They must have been in business for 5 or more years in Sylvan Lake.
2016 WINNER: HOUSE OF MUSIC
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a business that has been in business (2 years or less from the first date of operation) that demonstrates exceptional promise for continued growth, innovation and vision.
2016 WINNER: CLEAN CONSCIENCE RECYCLING
GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a business that demonstrates a proactive approach to environmental stewardship and sustainability. They integrate "green" practices into their day-to-day business practices.
2016 WINNER: WOODCHUCK ROOFING
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award recognizes a business that continuously strives to exceed customer expectation, deliver leading standards of service and is creative and innovative when it comes to the customer service experience .
2016 WINNER: ADRENALIN MOTORS
MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award recognizes a business in Sylvan Lake that demonstrates a solid marketing strategy. They are consistent and creative with their efforts to promote their business in their chosen media platforms, whether that is grass roots marketing, online, sponsorship, print or fliers.
2016 WINNER: BUKWILDZ
VISITOR FRIENDLY AWARD
This award recognizes a business in Sylvan Lake that creates a welcoming visitor experience either by services offered, specially trained staff, being ambassadors for Sylvan Lake and by giving visitors a reason to come back again.
2016 WINNER: SYLVAN LAKE MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
This award recognizes an outstanding young business owner between the ages of 18 and 35 who best embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. They are innovative, motivated with a passion to build something great while pushing themselves to achieve their goals.
2016 WINNER: TYSON CZUY, ADRENALIN MOTORS
BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR (THE CHERYL DARLING MEMORIAL AWARD)
This award recognizes the accomplishments of an outstanding woman in business. She may own her business or be in a senior management position. She possesses leadership skills, is a mentor and an inspiration to others.
2016 WINNER: KJERYN DAVIS, BUK WILDZ + VIVA LA SIRENA
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a stand out employee of a local business with the following attributes: Productivity, initiative, dependability, positive attitude, leadership skills, knowledge and expertise in his/her department, a team player.
2016 WINNER: RANDI SQUIRES (BUKWILDZ + VIVA LA SIRENA)
Place your nomination for the 2017 Sylvan Lake Business Awards
When you make a nomination(s), you will be entered into a draw to win one of four $50 gift certificates!
Draw will be made on Tuesday August 1st, and winners will be notified by email or telephone call.