Recipients have been announced for this year’s Stettler Business and Citizenship Awards, to be presented in late October at the annual gala.
The announcements were made in a press release issued by Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development president Joyce Kiryk on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
The awards will be presented to winners at the gala on Oct. 23 at the Stettler Community Hall, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the cocktail hour.
“The nominees are sent in from the general public, and from our members,” explained the board of trade’s executive director, Aubrey Brown.
The final selections are made by a board sub-committee, he added.
“It’s just a good atmosphere for people to recognize the nominees and the winners,” said Brown, who also promised an excellent meal and an opportunity for networking.
The gala’s featured entertainer is country singer-songwriter Randi Boulton, who was raised in Big Valley and is now based in Red Deer.
Boulton, who has shared the stage with performers like Mavis Staples, George Fox and Aaron Pritchett, released her second album, Randi with an “I”, this past summer.
Tickets are available to the general public this year, priced at $50 per person, or $350 for a table of eight. They can be purchased at the Board of Trade office.
Following is a list on the winners in 14 categories:
Male Citizen of the Year: Bob Willis.
Female Citizen of the Year: Erin Prehn.
Youth Citizen of the Year: to be announced.
Business of the Year: Wells Furniture Ltd.
Small Business of the Year: Heartland Glass Ltd.
Stettler Ambassador of the Year: Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort.
Customer Service Award: Subway.
Community Service Award: Q93.3.
Business Service Award: Stettler Veterinary Clinic.
Marketing Award: Wares Jewellers.
Corporate Citizen of the Year: Newalta.
Product and Innovation Award: SolutionCorp Inc.
Learning in the Workplace: Foremost.
Heritage Award: Don’s Car Sales