CME-Alberta launches call for nominations for inaugural Export Awards

    EDMONTON, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - The Alberta division of Canadian Manufactures
and Exporters (CME-Alberta) today announced an official call for nominations
to recognize exporters throughout the province.
    "We are calling for nominations from across the province for Alberta's
top exporters of goods and services as the importance of these companies in
our economy needs to be celebrated," said Brian McCready, vice-president of
CME-Alberta. "The men and women of these exporters have not only been guiding
our established, emerging and developing sectors at every level; they provide
the leadership and motivation to ensure that our province will continue to
lead the nation in economic growth and prosperity."
    CME-Alberta is looking for Alberta's top exporters from amongst the
province's diverse export industry. The awards, open to Alberta companies that
have been exporting a product or service for two or more years, will recognize
the innovative approaches and unique contributions of companies, as well as
the individuals who contribute to their success. The award categories are
Sustainability, New Exporter, Professional and Services, Manufactured
Products, Primary Products and Resources, Advancing Technologies, Consumer
Products, and New Media and Entertainment.
    Award winners will be honoured as Alberta's top exporters by CME-Alberta,
provincial government officials and leaders from the export community at a
private reception to be held prior to the awards Gala. The category winners,
along with the prestigious Exporter of the Year award, will be announced at
the Gala.
    The 2009 Alberta Export Awards reception and Gala will be held at the
Westin Edmonton on March 25, 2009. To nominate an outstanding exporter or to
apply for an award, visit The deadline for
nominations is October 30, 2008 and the application deadline is November 30,

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For further information: Ashley Clarke, Corporate Communications, Bryan
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