Our success as a city relies significantly on the leadership of individuals and organizations who push the economy forward with their efforts. Through a nomination process, the editorial team at Edify wants you to identify the Edmonton residents and organizations who exemplify the energy, focus, innovation and creative thinking that builds this city.
The Winter 2021 issue of Edify will honour the contributions, profile the people and tell the stories of those who are contributing to our city’s economy and business community.
The first annual Edifier awards will honour three individuals and up to 10 organizations:
An entrepreneur who runs a business that is disrupting an existing industry or creating new technologies that are game-changers for their fields. The groundbreaker can be at the head of a new business or a business that has shifted its focus.
A major influencer on Edmonton’s business scene, someone who, as an investor, has an eye for spotting winners — or helps bring multiple businesses together to work on projects. As the name suggests, this is someone who is “in the room” when major transactions are made.
An established Edmonton business person with a track record of running a successful business or businesses. This is a person who has been a longtime champion for Edmonton, someone who has created jobs for Edmontonians and increased the visibility of the city on an international level.
Up to 10 organizations — no matter how large or small — that are acting as change agents in our rapidly shifting economy. This could be an existing business that has found new ways to thrive, or a new business that is opening up exciting new possibilities. These are organizations that are committed to growing and remaining in Edmonton, or using Edmonton as the base of their national/ international operations.