2015 Evening of Excellence


    awardsThe Lac La Biche & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone that attended and supported the 2015 Evening of Excellence! Every year, local businesses nominate their peers for awards in various categories. Winners are recognized and awarded during a formal, fun networking event. This is our way of celebrating the hard work that local entrepreneurs and companies have done over the last year, and giving local businesspeople an opportunity to mingle, network, and have some fun away from the office. This year the Evening of Excellence awards ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 27th at McArthur Place. Live music, drinks and light appetizers were offered in a scale-downed version of the event. The change allowed us to make tickets available at a much lower cost during the economic downturn; the aim was to make the event more accessible and to offer a relaxing and fun evening. 

    Every year the event is a success, largely to the work and support of our local service providers: once again thank you to The Liquor Stop, and Double L Catering, as well asKen Flaherty & Real St Jean. 

    Most importantly, a big thank you to our amazing sponsors that made all of this possible! Also a big thank you to the Lac La Biche Golf Club for sponsoring the door prizes. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!!



    2015 Award Winners

     

    1. Business of the Year (more than 10 employees) awarded to Britton's Your Independent Grocer
    Sponsored by Crude Energy Services Inc.

    2. Small Business of the Year (up to 10 employees) awarded to Bookkeeping Plus
    Sponsored by Western Financial Group

    3. Young Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Charles Duperron
    Sponsored by Community Futures Lac La Biche

    4. Outstanding Customer Service Award awarded to Tom’s Pizza and Steakhouse
    Sponsored by Servus Credit Union

    5. Business Leader of the Year awarded to Bill Britton
    Sponsored by Sponsored by Cenovus Energy 

    6. Volunteer of the Year awarded to Rene Schaub
    Sponsored by the Liquor Stop

    7. Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year awarded to Lakeland Archers
    Sponsored by La Biche Ford

    8. New Business of the Year awarded to Eats & Sweets Cafe
    Sponsored by ATB Financial – Business and Agriculture

    9. Female Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Anna Carroll
    Sponsored by Community Futures Lac La Biche

    10. Aboriginal Business of the Year awarded to Lac La Biche Transport
    Sponsored by Region One Aboriginal Business Association (ROABA)

    11. Welcoming by Nature Award awarded to Lakeland Expeditions
    Sponsored by the Lac La Biche County

    2015 SPONSORS

    Gold Sponsor: Crude Energy Services Inc.

    Crude

    Other event sponsors:

    CF


    Western Fin

    Liquor stop



    Servus

    LaBiche Ford

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    Contact the Chamber office at (780) 623-2818 or info@llbchamber.ca if you would like to be a proud sponsor of the 2015 Evening of Excellence Gala.
    2014 AWARD WINNERS
     
    1) Aboriginal Business of the Year
           Kingdom Cats
     
    2) Community Partner Award
           Crude Energy Services Inc.
     
    3) Contractor of the Year
           A M Construction
     
    4) Corporate Citizen Award
          Cenovus Energy
     
    5) Employee of the Year
          Jaclyn Denman
     
    6) Employer of the Year
          Tom’s Pizza & Steakhouse Ltd.

    7) Going the Extra Mile Award
           Brenda Bourque-Stratichuk
     
    8) Home Based Business of the Year
           Sand Springs Ranch
     
    9) Innovation Award
           The Saucenator
     
    10) Lifetime Achievement Award
            Albert Stratichuk

    11) Marketer of the Year
    Lakeland Waste Disposal

    12) New Business of the Year
    Homemade Delights

    13) Not for Profit Organization of the Year
    Active Kids Society

    14) Professional Service Provider of the Year
    Jim Piquette

    15) Small Business of the Year
    Marczak Tru Hardware

    16) Volunteer of the Year
    Jennifer Okrainec

    17) Welcoming by Nature Award
    Mystic Thrift

    18) Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    Anton Martushev

    19) Business Leader of the Year
    Brad Musat of OK Ford

    20) Business of the Year
    Home Hardware


     

    2015 Nominees

    Business of the Year (more than 10 employees) Sponsored by Crude Energy Services Inc.

     1.      Whitesands Resort

    2.       Britton's Independent Grocery Store

    3.       Taras Pizza

    4.       Home Hardware

    5.       Tom’s Pizza & Steakhouse

    6.       Sobeys

    7.       Lac La Biche Transport

     

    Small Business of the Year (up to 10 employees) Sponsored by Western Financial Group

    1.       Lakeland Vitality centre

    2.       Generations Eye Care

    3.       Bookkeeping Plus

     

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year Sponsored by Community Futures Lac La Biche

    1.       Plamondon Whitesands Resort: Charles Duperron

    2.       Eats & Sweets Café: Jodymae Brown

     Female Entrepreneur of the Year Sponsored by Community Futures Lac La Biche
    1.       Rose Chaschin
    2.       Anna Carroll
    3.       Jodymae Brown

    Outstanding Customer Service Award Sponsored by Servus Credit Union

    1.       Britton's Your Independent Grocer

    2.       Lac La Biche Sporting Goods

    3.       SouthShore Pontoon Boat Rentals

    4.       Tom's Pizza and Steakhouse

    5.       Modern Wear

    6.       Sobeys

    7.       Reminiscence Flowers, Jewelry & Giftware

     

    Business Leader of the Year Sponsored by Cenovus Energy

    1.       Bill Britton

    2.       Jason King

    3.       Annace Fyith

    4.       Willie & Moe Abougouche

     

    Volunteer of the Year Sponsored by the Liquor Stop

    1.       Janine Mitchelll, Canadian Red Cross

    2.       Karen White, Volunteer

    3.       Rene Schaub, Lakeland Archers

     

    Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year Sponsored by La Biche Ford

    1.       Lakeland Archers

    2.       Lac La Biche Safety Awareness Society

     
    New Business of the Year Sponsored by ATB Financial – Business and Agriculture

    1.       Lakeland Waste Disposal

    2.       Eats and Sweets

     

    Aboriginal Business of the Year Sponsored by Region One Aboriginal Business Association (ROABA)

    1.       Sunshine Promotions

    2.       Kingdom Cats

    3.       Swamp Cats Ltd.

    4.       Lac La Biche Transport Ltd.  

    5.       Calnash Trucking Ltd.

     

    Welcoming by Nature Award Sponsored by the Lac La Biche County

    1.       Walter Ryl Professional Corp
    2.       Lakeland Expeditions
    3.       Multi Test drug and alcohol testing
    4.       The Print Shop