By Jessica Jones
For the Independent
Employing over 100 associates from the local area, Stettler Walmart has been named Corporate Citizen of the Year in the 2019 Stettler Business and Citizenship Awards.
“I’m pretty excited to be honest,” said Stettler Walmart Store Manager Neil Bogle. “It’s a great store and to be recognized, it is wonderful.”
The store, which has celebrated 15 years in Stettler, was nominated for employing many people from ages 16 to 87 at equal opportunity without “discrimination in hiring.”
“I’m really proud of our team of associates and the work we do for the community,” said Bogle, who has been Stettler Walmart’s store manager for nearly three years.
Walmart has provided over $6,000 to community programs and services with its community grant program and has donated over $11,000 to the Stettler Food Bank.
“We take a grassroots approach in giving back to the local community directly,” Bogle said.
Walmart has also been able to provide funds to Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Canadian Red Cross and Children’s Miracle Network, amounting to $30,000. All funds were raised locally.
“We are a large company and so it’s important to give back to the local community and it’s a passion to make a positive impact in the community where we operate,” Bogle said.
“Personally, I am proud to be able to lead a store in such a wonderful town and community. The associates we have working here are absolutely awesome.”