In eight short days, the city’s best in business will be honoured at the Meadow Lake Business Excellence Awards (MLBEX).
Nominations were accepted until Feb. 23. Meadow Lake Chamber of Commerce administrator Adriane Ouellette said a high number of individuals and organizations were brought forward for the various categories, and have the choice to accept or decline their nod. A panel of three judges will decide on the award-winners.
The small business of the year finalists are: Willow Creek Artworks, Downtown Pawn, Fillion Saw Repair, KRE Welding, and General’s Bait and Tackle. For the business of the year award, the Meadow Lake OSB (Tolko), Meadow Lake Co-op, Northwest College, Eagle Creek Motors, and Meadow Lake Kentucky Fried Chicken are nominated.
The final winners for all categories including the aforementioned groups, as well as community builder, Aboriginal business of the year, business of the year, volunteer of the year, and customer service will be announced at the awards gala on Wednesday, March 21 at the Meadow Lake Civic Centre.
Ouellette said plans for the event are going well, and added she’s proud it’s become a well-attended celebration since its inception 13 years ago.
“The tickets are starting to really get purchased up now which is normal,” she said. “The last couple of weeks are always busy, but organizing is going really well. People should come out and celebrate the businesses, because without them where would you be?”
Edmonton-based comic Sean Lecomber will provide the entertainment for the evening.
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