The Awards | Past Winners

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Be Local Awards winners for 2016:

Favourite micro business: Alberta Apparel
Favourite small business: Neal's Yard Remedies
Favourite medium-large business: Community Natural Foods
Favourite non-profit: Green Calgary
Encompassing Energy Leader: 
Presented by Bullfrog Power to Imaginea Energy Corporation for its commitment to greening the oil and gas industry.
Community Economy Leader: Presented by Thrive to Village Brewery for its commitment to building communities through collaboration.
Empowering Communities Leader: Presented by Vibrant Communities Calgary to Fiasco Gelato for its commitment to making employees feel supported and taken care of.
Environmental Transformation Leader: Presented by Green Knight Environmental to Boks Farms for its initiative to grow sustainable greens year-round.

Be Local Awards winners for 2015:

  • Favourite micro business: Social Sesame
  • Favourite small business: Neal's Yard Remedies
  • Favourite medium-large business: Community Natural Foods
  • Favourite non-profit: Green Calgary
  • Encompassing Energy Leader: Presented by Bullfrog Power to Market 17 for its diversified approach to reducing the energy footprint of its operations
  • Community Economy Leader: Presented by Thrive to Muttley Crue Organic Dog Grooming and Daycare for its focus on community investment, local supply chain, environmentally preferred purchasing, and enhancing skills development and Living Wage employment opportunities for under-served populations
  • Empowering Communities Leader: Presented by Vibrant Communities Calgary to BluPlanet Recycling for its commitment to support employees’ ongoing education and personal development, and for paying its team a Living Wage
  • Environmental Transformation Leader: Presented by Green Knight Environmental to Green Event Services for outstanding commitment to waste reduction and environmental education

Be Local Award winners for 2014:

  • Favourite micro business: DIG
  • Favourite small business: Leela Eco Spa & Studio
  • Favourite medium-size business: Community Natural Foods
  • Favourite large business: First Calgary Financial
  • Favourite non-profit: Green Calgary
  • Encompassing Energy Leader: Presented by Bullfrog Power to McAra Printing for its pioneering work in the printing sector, demonstrating the viability and benefits of renewable energy use, enhanced energy efficiency and reduced energy consumption
  • Community Economy Leader: Presented by Thrive to First Calgary Financial for its focus on community investment, including support of local charities and non-profits, environmentally preferred purchasing and enhancing access to financial services for under-served populations
  • Empowering Communities Leader: Presented by Vibrant Communities Calgary to BluPlanet Recycling for its commitment to support employees’ ongoing education and personal development, and for paying its team a Living Wage


Be Local Award winners for 2013:

  • Favourite micro business: Conscious Brands
  • Favourite small business: Leela Eco Spa & Studio
  • Favourite medium-size business: Community Natural Foods
  • Favourite large business: Calgary Co-op
  • Favourite non-profit: Green Calgary
  • Encompassing Energy Leader: Presented by Bullfrog Power to River Café for its innovative and diversified approach to reducing the environmental footprint of its operations
  • Community Economy Leader: Presented by Thrive to Leela Eco Spa & Studio for its work to support a stronger local economy in Calgary
  • Empowering Communities Leader: Presented by Vibrant Communities Calgary to DIRTT for its employee programming that supports staff in being active members of their communities