Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the awards it will present later this week.
Chamber president Terry Daniel said Thursday he was pleased to see interest from the public in nominating people and businesses for the awards, including Citizen of the Year.
Daniel was also impressed with the quality of the nominations.
The winners will be announced and the awards will be presented Thursday, Feb. 27 during a banquet at the Holy Cross Hall.
Guest speaker is Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce general manager Stephanie Palechek.
Citizen of the Year nominees are Don Maclean, Conrad Van Hierden and Terry Daniel.
Outstanding Business Award nominees are Scougall Motors; Tru Hardware; Macleod Restaurant; Larson’s Tire; and Bridge City Chrysler.
The Small Business Award recognizes a business that has shown outstanding community spirit and support. Nominees are Tru Hardware, Don’s Barber Shop; The Macleod Gazette; and Town and Country Liquor Store.
The Community Enhancement Award is presented to a business, organization or individual who has shown outstanding community spirit and support. Nominees are Scougall Motors, Peter Maas, Angie O’Connor and Alan Poytress.
The Customer Spirit Award recognizes integrity and a positive attitude that encourages repeat business. Nominees are Angie O’Connor and Fort Macleod Family and Community Support Services; Fort Macleod Medical Clinic, Fort Pharmacy; and China City Restaurant.
The Employee Service Award goes to a “shining star” who demonstrates excellent service, integrity and leadership. Nominees are Marlene Kells of the Town of Fort Macleod; Geoff Markey of Hansen’s Family Foods; Ken Harris of Fort Pharmacy; and Hannah Brauer of Young Parkyn McNab.
Banquet tickets are available at the rural Alberta Business Centre, YPM and The Macleod Gazette.