Simply the Best to be recognized at Chamber gala

The finalists have been selected for the Ponoka Chamber awards and the best way to know who won will be to go to the awards.

This year’s Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce awards night is themed Simply the Best and will recognize the best businesses and individuals of the year. From last year’s awards night seen here Trevor Feragen presents Colleen White with the Customer Service Person of the Year Award while then president Jim Hamilton poses with them.

The finalists have been selected for the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce awards and the best way to know who won will be to go to the awards.

Set for Oct. 21 at the Kinsmen Community Centre, the fun night themed Simply the Best will bring the best businesses, businesspeople, not for profits and service people of the year together for a night of celebration, explained Les Jaster, executive manager for the chamber.

“Our theme is Simply the Best,” explained Jaster. “We get to display simply the best at our awards this year.”

Nominations and voting were slightly up this year, he added, offering that quite a few new and first time nominations were entered.

Jaster said that the evening will be a fun night of festivities, food and games with prizes, but added that it is also a time to recognize those businesses and individuals for their dedication.

“It’s a time to acknowledge businesses and the good things they do for Ponoka and district,” said Jaster.

2016 Business Awards Finalists:

Small Business of the Year:

Flowers for You

Jones Agencies

Julie’s Travel

Medium Business of the Year:

Ponoka News


Tantec Electronics

Large Business of the Year:

ATB Financial

Birchland Dental Clinic

Legacy Ford Ponoka

Industrial Business of the Year:

Almita Piling

Gemini Corporation

Town and Country Supplies

Agricultural Business of the Year:

Calnash Ag Events Centre

Ponoka Fertilizer


Business Person of the Year:

Bruce Blackmore Bruce’s Tru Value

Bruce Clarke Strand Media Corp

Judy Dick Ponoka News

Non-profit Business of the Year:

Klaglahachie Fine Arts Society

Ponoka Kinsmen Club

Ponoka Stampede Association

Service Person of the Year:

Allie Biever Altitude Laser Spa

Lou Deets Ponoka Golf Club

Allan Raugust Legacy Ford Ponoka

For more information or to buy tickets contact the chamber at 403-783-3888.


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