EDMONTON, AB – For the first time in two years, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce welcomed back the business community to its premier black-tie event, the Chamber Ball. They came back in force, with over eight-hundred business leaders and guests crowding Hall D at the Edmonton Convention Centre in a night that featured award presentations to three outstanding organizations.
“It was fantastic to see everyone connecting in-person again and enjoying the night. The Chamber Ball is an annual celebration of our amazing business community and always highly anticipated, so it has been missed over the course of the pandemic. Saturday evening was especially wonderful for our award recipients with one waiting two years for their moment to accept onstage.”
- Jeffrey Sundquist, President and CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
The Edmonton Chamber recognizes exceptional leadership with the Northern Lights Award of Distinction. It honours individuals and organizations that have made positive and lasting contributions to our community
A new Community Impact Award was created to honour a business, not-for-profit, or public sector agency that has shown a commitment to the community beyond normal business practices. It must have a long-term desire to build diverse, inclusive, and balanced communities and display a clear commitment to social responsibility. In addition to demonstrating leadership in the community, it must have made a sustainable and tangible impact in the region
2020 Northern Lights Award of Distinction
“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our people remained focused on their commitment to healthcare excellence and service to their communities. I’m very proud to accept this award on their behalf. They truly deserve this recognition.”
- Jason Pincock, Chief Executive Officer at DynaLIFE
2021 Northern Lights Award of Distinction
“It is an honour to receive the 2021 Northern Lights Award of Distinction. The work of Edmonton’s Food Bank is not about one organization, but the dedication of thousands of generous donors, outstanding businesses, and committed people creating a kinder community. We are able to serve those facing food insecurity because of you. In celebrating this award, we are beyond grateful for your continued commitment to our neighbours in need.”
- Marjorie Bencz, CM, Executive Director, Edmonton’s Food Bank
Community Impact Award (Inaugural)
“Like so many Edmonton businesses, we've faced uncertainty and really tough challenges over the past two years. It's been wonderful to realize that our community has our back, and to have theirs, too. We're deeply honoured to be the first-ever recipients of the Community Impact Award, and thank every Edmontonian who has supported local businesses during the pandemic. You gave us hope and tenacity when we needed it most.”
- Claire Theaker-Brown, Founder of Unbelts
The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce maintains the distinction of being one of the longest-running and most influential business organizations in Canada and has contributed to the prosperity of Edmonton and the Region for over 130 years. The Chamber’s 1,700 plus member companies collectively employ over 100,000 people in the Edmonton Region. Its three tenets are to Advocate, Educate, and Connect. Visit edmontonchamber.com for Chamber news, advocacy, and events.