The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce announced the 2022 Business of the Year finalists this week. An independent adjudication committee comprised of local business leaders selected 18 finalists from more than 74 nominees in this annual celebration of business excellence.  

“The last two years have demonstrated that businesses in Red Deer & District are resilient, bold and driven to succeed” says Scott Robinson, CEO, Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce.  

Here’s a look at the finalists:  

Small Business of the Year 

  • Juiced Audio  
  • Sweet Capones Bakery & Café 
  • The Red Deer Mechanic  

Business of the Year  

  • Abbey Master Builder  
  • Central Alberta Co-op 
  • Prime Boiler  

New Business of the Year  

  • Creekside Creative Academy  
  • Hello Beautiful Bridal Boutique  
  • Mint Smartwash  

Emerging Business of the Year 

  • Custom Furniture of Canada 
  • Masterpiece Salon & Spa  
  • Recovery Lab 

Business Leader of the Year  

  • Carl Sauve of KCB Cabinets  
  • Donna Purcell of QC Law  
  • Doug Anderson of Peavey Industries  

Non Profit Award  

  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame 
  • Central Alberta Humane Society 
  • Central Alberta Pride Society 

Businesses are nominated by the public and all completed nominee packages are given to a judging committee. The committee then conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the finalists. As an outcome of this process, the winners are also determined, however the results are sealed and embargoed until the awards ceremony.  

Winners of the 2022 Business of the Year Awards will be announced at an annual ceremony, to be held at the Red Deer Polytechnic Arts Centre, Wednesday, October 19, 2022.  

Tickets for this exciting event are available online at or at the Chamber office, 3017 Gaetz Avenue.