After sifting through 126 nominations found in four categories, the selection committee for the Airdrie Business Awards has chosen the winners. All of the winners have excelled in their category and represents businesses in the Airdrie area. Here are the winners for 2014.
Winning Edge Award - Jacqui Jepson, Owner, The Pink Wand Cleaning Services
The Winning Edge Award is given to a small business with three years or more of outstanding achievement in growth, community involvement, innovation and customer service. The selection committee chose Pink Wand as a clear winner. With 267% growth over the past three years, the business had to move into a new, larger space. They provide both residential and commercial cleaning and support many non-profit organizations in the community.
Family Friendly Business Award - Wendy Bates-Wiebe, Owner, The Hair Lounge
The Hair Lounge won the Family Friendly Business Award because they provide a service and business willing to go the extra mile to ensure families are happy and comfortable. With flexible hours for the workers and a comfortable atmosphere where parents and children can get their hair cut, The Hair Lounge was a clear choice. They also won the Winning Edge Award in 2012.
2014 Airdrie Business Leader Award - Sherry Shaw-Forggatt, Publisher, Frog Media Incorporated
This award is given to the business leader showing exceptional leadership in both the community and business. Sherry Shaw-Foggatt won the award because of her work with Eat Stay Play Airdrie and airdrielife.
Eco Edge Business Award - Stephanie Golding, Owner, Noodlebox
A business going the extra mile to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship is honoured yearly with this award. This year, Noodlebox was given the award because the restaurant provides healthy options on the go to the community and had implemented a recycling and compost program.
These are the 2014 Airdrie Business Award winners. They all worked very hard to earn the honour and provide companies trying to make Airdrie a better place.