It’s been 18 years since we joined our local Chamber of Commerce and we’ve partnered with them on their Business Excellence Awards event for almost that long.
Last year was a special year though; not only did we win the Community Spirit Award, but the Chamber introduced a new category – one that resonates with us, the Young Professional of the Year Award.
Our company might be 27 years “old” but our business approach remains young, relevant and adaptable to our market. We are bringing new technologies, putting together new strategies and making sure that we are keeping an open mind in all of our approaches. We’ve also recently promoted our 30 year old CSO to Vice-President, so you can understand why we felt that the Young Professional of the Year Award was tailored for us to sponsor.
This year our GM & President, Lora Covinha stood up in front of the 450 people in the room and announced Chris Schjelderup, owner of Innovative Fitness, as the recipient of the 2017 Young Professional of the Year Award! What a thrill and pleasure for our community to continuously invest in our emerging leaders. Those who are the future of our economy and the ones that will be spearheading the positive changes we are currently making in our communities.
Congratulations to all the young professional nominees this year and please continue to inspire your younger peers – “All for one, one for all!”
Photo credit to Butter Studios