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Congratulations to all of our nominees and award winners from our Driving Business Forward Awards! And we want to extend a very special thank you to our generous sponsors as we couldn't have put on this celebration without you.

Watch the video of nominees and sponsors and make sure to download the event program.

And remember that it's never too early to nominate a deserving business. Our nomination form is open all year round and what a great way to pay it forward during Small Business Week!
Fuelling Our Business Community
Thank you to everyone who attended our Driving Business Forward Awards on Friday. It was a first for us as we delivered our annual gala virtually and our social media feeds were active all night and into the next day. We appreciate our community's enthusiasm and your support for our event!

And a very special thank you to our amazing emcees Poncho and Cassie. You kept us entertained and steered us through the evening like the pros you are!
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Next Level SBW Events
BDC virtual Small Business Week

Chock full of insight and practical information you’ve come to expect from BDC, these events have been organized exclusively by the bank, especially for Canadian entrepreneurs.

BBB Small Business Week

The week of celebration will feature topics designed to provide our Accredited Businesses with tools and resources to operate a successful and trustworthy business. The webinars will be hosted by your fellow Accredited Businesses who are equally committed to building a marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.

Calgary Chamber Small Business Summit

The Calgary Chamber is hosting a full day summit full of inspiring keynotes, workshops, panels and networking sessions and a few surprises. This event will benefit anyone who is running or working in a small business and will offer content and learning around business continuity, ecommerce growth, pivoting your business, growing a network and more. As a member of the chamber there is a special offer for registration for only $20.00 by using the code 'EARLYMEMBER'.

See our events calendar for more opportunities to connect.
The Power of Community
Community Builder Spotlight:
Safety Buzz Campus
Safety Buzz Campus has been member of our chamber for a decade and we are thrilled that they are not only a Community Builder but also our Business Ethics and Award of Excellence winner at our recent Driving Business Forward awards. Their commitment to our community shines through in everything they do and we are so proud of all of their accomplishments.

Congratulations and thank you for becoming a Community Builder!
A message to our business community:
Quick Check Up
Your Weekly Tune Up
The federal government announced the government’s intention to introduce new, targeted supports to help hard-hit businesses and other organizations experiencing a drop in revenue including the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, an extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy until June 2021 and an expanded Canada Emergency Business Account. See the announcement.

The CRB is one of three programs that replaced the now-closed CERB. The CRB gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency. More information.

Want to know what else happened that you need to know?
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Sparking Conversation
For next year's business awards would you prefer:
Virtual - loved the platform and being able to attend anywhere
In person - missed the networking
Hybrid - would love to have the choice
Last week's poll results: During our Driving Forward Business awards will you be:
Dining out?: 33.3% Ordering in?: 66.7%
Crank up those tunes!
Are you looking for a great playlist for your next road trip? We've got you covered! Here is a playlist that we've created that accompanied all our awards presentations. Enjoy!
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