ACC media release: June 25, 2021
For immediate release
ACC recognizes best of Alberta business
EDMONTON – This evening, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) held its 30th annual Alberta Business Awards of Distinction (ABAD). Emceed by communicator, journalist and Global News anchor Jennifer Crosby, the event recognized ongoing business excellence and leadership in Alberta.

For the past 30 years, the ACC has received countless submissions from remarkable businesses across all regions and sectors of the province. Recipients of the 2021 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction were announced at tonight's second successive virtual awards ceremony. With the support of MNP, Chamber Plan, Syncrude, Postmedia Solutions, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta), and Infinite Event Services, the event was a great success.

“Over the past 15 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes and challenges to the business community. Harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit, Alberta businesses have continued to pursue opportunities in order to keep growing and thriving,” says Ken Kobly, ACC President and CEO. “Each and every ABAD nominee deserves recognition. Congratulations to all award recipients!”

ABAD's thirteen award categories recognize achievements of organizations and entrepreneurs who enrich Alberta's communities with their outstanding contributions. In addition, Alberta's Best of Business Award of Distinction is a prestigious award presented to a finalist chosen from among all categories.

Congratulations to the 2021 ABAD winners!

Alberta's Best of Business: Home Hardware Building Centre (Lloydminster)
Community Attraction: Airdrie Festival of Lights (Airdrie)
Customer Service: The Sodfather Sod Supply (Calgary)
Diversity: Genesis Centre (Calgary)
Global Growth: Willowglen Systems (Edmonton)
Health and Wellness: To The Core Pilates & Nutrition (Lloydminster)
Indigenous: Strike Group (Calgary)
Leading Edge: Kinetisense (Medicine Hat)
Marketing: Radicle (Calgary)
Mentorship: Masterpiece Southland Meadows (Medicine Hat) and YMCA of Medicine Hat (Medicine Hat)
Newcomer Entrepreneur: Bulk Buy Wholesale (Edmonton)
Small Business: Rusticana Grocery (Canmore)
Woman Entrepreneur: Growing Greener Innovations (Edmonton)
Young Entrepreneur: Local Laundry (Calgary) and Wee Wild Ones (Calgary)
About the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction (ABAD):

The Alberta Business Awards of Distinction recognize businesses or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and contribution to their community while having developed business acumen and management practices to ensure long-term sustainability. To date, over 300 companies have been named Alberta Business Award of Distinction recipients. There are currently 13 diverse award categories, with an additional Alberta’s Best of Business Award.
To learn more about ABAD, please visit For updates, follow ABAD on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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Ken Kobly
President and CEO
Alberta Chambers of Commerce
(M) 780.975.1659
(P) 780.425.4180 Ext.5

The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a federation of 121 community-based chambers of commerce representing more than 24,000 job creators.

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