It is once again time to come out and celebrate the hardworking businesses of Rimbey, and an ever growing Business of theYear Awards night hosted by the Rimbey and District Chamber of Commerce is going to ensure that is exactly what will happen.
Business of the Year Awards night will be held Oct. 20 and chamber executive director Carrie Vaartstra says this year will see a large increase in participation over 2015.
“There are four awards this year. Last year there was only three,” said Vaartstra.
This year the chamber received 55 nominations, up from last year’s 22. Vaartstra attributes a portion of the spike to a re-focused email campaign prompting Business of the Year awards. She also made sure to get into the community and speak face-to-face with businesses. “Getting out there and talking to people really paid off.”
The evening includes a dinner, magician Malcolm Russell, awards presentations and a helium balloon drop. Each balloon encases a prize ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available to attend the event and can be purchased by contacting Vaartstra at the chamber, or board members:Ilya, ATB Financial; Jennifer, The Jeweler Next Door; Alana, MNP; Melvin, Parkland Automotive; Jackie, Scratchin’ The Surface.
“As a Chamber of Commerce our mandate is to support our business community and supporting out business community is recognizing them,” said Vaartstra. “It’s an awareness by fellow members to see the awareness.”