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Achievements celebrated at Business Awards Gala


by Deanna Mitchener here tonight for making a to all the nominees." went to ATB Financial. Large
difference." Bob Hooey, the planned guest Business of the Year went to
The 2017 Business Awards Gala Mayor of Yellowhead County speaker for the event, was unable to Bannister GMC. Employee of
hosted by the Edson and District Gerald Soroka sent his regrets as he make it so new arrangements were Choice went out to Integra Tire.
Chamber of Commerce was held at couldn't attend due to a political made for Vik Maraj to speak. Maraj Best Marketer went out to Bench
the Royal Canadian Legion on forum in Niton. Councilor Shawn spoke on the mindset of people and Creek Brewing. Service Superstar
October 13. Berry spoke on behalf, how to survive the storm and stay was won by Bannister Chevrolet
It was a night to show recognition "Congratulations to all the ahead. He gave some Buick GMC, Thomas Robocon.
to many businesses and individuals nominees. It is because of all the knowledgeable advice to attendees Rising Star was Ciera Knight with
within the community and to care each of you put into your work to put to their daily lives and add to Edson Taekwondo Club. Business
congratulate those who won or were that has brought you here tonight. I their skills. Leadership went to Yeti's Clothing.
nominated. know the past few years have been Small Business of the Year, Beautification Exterior went to the
Mike Derricott was the Emcee for difficult but you weathered the sponsored by Weyerhaeuser, went to Sundowner Inn. And the Pioneer
the event. MP Jim Eglinski gave a storm and are much stronger for it. I Thymes Two Gifts and Accessories. award went to Switzer's Drugs.
speech."I truly believe that small applaud you for your determination The Medium Business of the Year
businesses and entrepreneurs are the to carry on."
cornerstone of our economy. They On behalf of Eric Rosendahl
are critical components to Member of Legislative Assembly,
communities such as Edson. They Kathleen Westergaard spoke sending
bring growth and innovation, and his regrets due to a death in the
are the major contributors to the family. "Working together we will
strength of our local economy. continue to create new jobs and
Whether you are just starting a new diversify our economy. An economy
business or celebrating years of for the future that will make life
success, everyone here tonight better for all Albertans."
should be proud of their Chamber President Sharon
achievements." Hawboldt said, "We celebrate all the
Edson Mayor Greg Pasychny said, achievements of our small
"We are here this evening to businesses and honor their
celebrate all our small businesses. contributions to our local
We have an amazing community community. Leadership from a small
because of all our wonderful business owner doesn't end at the
businesses and all the support they end of the shift. They are also very
give; it's why Edson is still thriving generous givers of their time,
today. If you think about it, there resources, and expertise to make the Councillor Shawn Berry, Chamber President Sharon Hawboldt,
isn't a sports team in town that community a better place to live. I standing in for Member of Legislative Assembly Eric Rosendahl was
doesn't have a local business name want to thank each and everyone of Kathleen Westergaard, Thymes Two Owner Louise Connolly, Mayor
on it. Congratulations to everyone you here tonight and congratulations Greg Pasychny, Minister of Parliment Jim Eglinski and representative of
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited who Sponsored the Small Business
Award. Photo by Deanna Mitchener

























Large Business of the Year - Councillor Shawn Berry, Chamber
President Sharon Hawboldt, standing in for Member of Legislative
Assembly Eric Rosendahl was Kathleen Westergaard, Jamie Giham Medium Business of the Year - Councillor Shawn Berry, Chamber
with Banister GMC, Mayor Greg Pasychny, Minister of Parliment Jim President Sharon Hawboldt, standing in for Member of Legislative
Eglinski , Axel Axmann. Photo by Deanna Mitchener Assembly Eric Rosendahl was Kathleen Westergaard, ATB Financial
Axel Axmann, Mayor Greg Pasychny, Minister of Parliment Jim Eglinski
Photo by Deanna Mitchener

2017 Business Awards Winners


AWARD WINNER SPONSORED BY

Small Business Thymes Two Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
Medium Business ATB Financial Edson Edson and District Chamber of Commerce
Large Business Bannister Chevolet Buick GMC ATB Financial Edson
Employer of Choice Integra Tire Edson and District Chamber of Commerce
Best Marketer Bench Creek Brewer TELUS Communications
Service Superstar Bannister Chevolet Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Buick GMC,
Thomas Robocon
Rising Star Edson Taekwondo Club Repsol Oil & Gas
- Ciera Knight
Business Leadership Yeti’s Clothing Co. Community Futures West Yellowhead
Beautification Sundowner Inn Town of Edson
Employer of Choice - Councilor Shawn Berry, Chamber President Pioneer Switzer’s Drugs Edson and District Chamber of Commerce
Sharon Hawboldt, standing in for Member of Legislative Assembly Eric
Rosendahl was Kathleen Westergaard, Integra Tire Natasha
Kowalchuk, Mayor Greg Pasychny, Minister of Parliment Jim Eglinski
Photo by Deanna Mitchener
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