November 23, 2017
Favourite micro business – JMK Admin Services
Favourite small business – Intrinsi
Favourite medium-large business – DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Favourite non-profit -- Calgary Reads
Favourite All-Star – Community Natural Foods
In addition to your favourites, we’re recognizing four local businesses that are going above and beyond through four separate leadership awards that recognize a holistic approach to energy conservation, strengthening the local economy through triple bottom line business models, fighting poverty, and B Corp certification. Our partner organizations - Bullfrog Power, Thrive, Vibrant Communities Calgary, and BDC respectively - determined these winners based on their selection criteria:
Bullfrog Power has named TreeEra the Encompassing Energy Leader for its user-friendly approach to saving the environment by planting trees.
Thrive has named Universal Access the Community Economy Leader for its work to create a more inclusive world for people of all abilities.
Vibrant Communities Calgary has named Community Natural Foods the Empowering Communities Leader for its commitment to creating an inclusive, unbiased hiring policy to coincide with its corporate culture.
Business Development Bank of Canada has named BluPlanet Recycling the B Corp Leader for its commitment to reducing waste in Calgary while also promoting giving back to the community, and looking out for its employees’ wellbeing.
We’d like to thank our presenting sponsor, First Calgary Financial, for their continuous support of REAP’s Be Local Awards for five years running, as well as all of our leadership award partners and Ingrid Kue Photography.
And thank you for voting! Your support for local business is making our city a more vibrant place.
Tell us what you liked best about this year’s Be Local Awards and/or if you have suggestions for how we can improve the program. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shop local this holiday season to keep our communities strong and vibrant. Consult our directory for inspiration!