Stettler honours many outstanding businesses

Outstanding citizens and businesses of the Stettler region were honoured as Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development hosted its annual Citizens of the Year and Business Awards Night on Oct. 21 at Stettler Community Hall.

This year, a couple strongly active in the community was honoured as Marg Grandfield was named Female Citizen of the Year while husband Rob Grandfield was Male Citizen of the Year.

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Several business awards were presented as board of trade executive director Keith Ryder served as master of ceremonies for the evening.

Other winners include:

• Business of the Year – Lawlor Jewelry.

• Small Business of the Year – Cas Tech Computers.

• Learning in the Workplace Award – Kal Tire.

• Customer Service Award – Pfeiffer House of Music Audio Video Ltd.

Honourable mention – Artemis Computers, KJ Casuals, Wells Furniture, Stettler A&W, Maggie Jo’s Restaurant and Catering.

• Marketing Award – Wares Jewelers Ltd.

• Business Service Award – Panda Flowers.

• Business Community Involvement Award – Family Chiropractic – Dr. Wayne Smith.

• Community Service Award – Stettler and District Handibus.

Representatives of the Town of Stettler and the County of Stettler commended the commitment of all businesses to help enhance the community.

“This evening marks a celebration of the best of the best,” said town councilor Leona Thorogood.

“Our community is a kaleidoscope of business, services, sports and recreation, health care, education, tourism and philanthropy.”

“Other communities of our size look to us and wonder how we accomplish all that we do.

“It is no secret, that our success is due to everyone who lives, works and plays here,” said Thorogood.

Words were echoed from the county.

“It is truly a great evening to celebrate businesses who make this a great community,” said county councilor Joe Gendre.

“Your time, commitment and friendship are highly valued.”

Gendre went on to state that be truly believes

the county and town are integrated so much that their administrative officers should be in the same

building.