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- Joan Koinberg  
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The Crowsnest Pass Beautiful Business Contest offers businesses and commercial real estate owners an opportunity to create an attractive and welcoming entrance, showing community pride and conveying to customers you care about them. Contest winners will receive awards and certificates, a whole lot of free publicity for their businesses and special pricing on materials for their beautification projects through participating local businesses.
This friendly competition is open to all businesses and commercial real estate owners in Crowsnest Pass. The objective is for businesses to create a beautiful and inviting exterior entrance. To ensure all businesses (small to large) feel they have a shot at winning there are four categories to compete in:
• Small Business - less than 10 employees
• Medium Business – between 10 and 20 employees
• Large Business – more than 20 employees
• Non or not for Profits
There are four prizes within each of the above categories;
• First, second, and third place
• Overall most improved
• Entrants will be invited to attend an awards events where the winners will be announced and presented with plaques for display
• Publicity for your business – Newspapers, Municipality website, Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, and last but not least – bragging rights!
Ideas for Beautifying your Business (suggestions only and not limited to):
• Power wash your building
• Make any necessary repairs
• Paint
• Trim bushes
• Plant flowers
• Provide seating
Contest Kickoff – Win a Free Makeover!
To kick-off our first annual Beautiful Business contest, the sponsors will award one lucky business with a free makeover.

All businesses are eligible to enter by submitting a photo of their makeover subject along with a brief (2 paragraph) write-up on why their business deserves a free makeover. The makeover prize is valued at approximately $250 and would include; plants, gardenware, and up to a day’s free labour to tidy up the area.
Contest Timelines:
• Deadline to enter Beautiful Business Contest - June 30th
• Deadline to enter “Win a Free Makeover” - May 31st
• Judging to take place - July
• Winners Announced at awards ceremony - September
Special Pricing on materials for beautification projects available at these participating local business:
• Border Building
• SpringBreak Garden Centre
• Summit Home Hardware
How to enter:
Email or register in person at SpringBreak Garden Centre – 1506 East Hillcrest Drive
• To win in the “Most Improved” category, recent before-photos (taken in 2012) are required
Contest Sponsors
• Ag Society
• Border Building
• Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce
• Community Futures
• Municipality of Crowsnest Pass
• Pass Herald
• Pass Promoter
• SpringBreak Garden Centre Summit Home
• Summit Home Hardware
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