Drum roll, please.
The Fort Saskatchewan and District Chamber of Commerce (FSDCC) have announced the finalists for the 2020 Business Awards. They are as follows:
Fake and Bake Suntan Studios
Fort Dog Fit
The Fort Distillery
Dear Dog Treats
Superior Show Service
Cotton Candy Shoppe
Homebased Business of the Year
Sew Help Me
The Furnace Ventilator and Duct Cleaning
Time 4 U Day Spa
Inclusion and Diversity
Fire & Flower
Southfort Day Care
Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation
Millers Ice Cream
New Business of the Year
Tarts N’ Tiques
The Venue by Ken’s Catering
Small Business of the Year
Back to Alignment
Farnese Insurance and Registries
Fort Sask Renos
Three of the award categories are new this year. They include 2020 Innovation which is for a business that positively altered their response to COVID-19, Inclusion and Diversity for recognizing and appreciating diversity and the GRIT Award which is given to the entrepreneur that has shown growth, resilience, initiative, and tenacity.
Also new, businesses can only be a finalist in one category.
“What I love about that is we’re able to recognize over 30 different businesses and organizations as finalists this year. It’s a great way to share the love and celebration,” said Erin Duncan, events and marketing manager with the FSDCC.
There were over 500 nominations this year.
“This year more than ever with COVID, these awards really showcase the support the community has for the businesses, as well as the gratitude the businesses have for the community.”
The date for the awards ceremony has yet to be revealed. The chamber said it will be in the fall and they’ll have more details in the next few weeks.