Homegrown Foods is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Ambassador of Action Award. Introduced in 2009, the Ambassador of Action Award is presented to a business in the community to recognize tangible growth through improvement and expansion. Nominees are evaluated against a matrix with the following indicators: increase in profits, increase in jobs, expansion of building/facility, new products and services, awards or recognition from industry associations, and media profile.
Homegrown Foods is an organization whose mission is to enthusiastically supply, distribute and process high-quality fresh, wholesome, local, organic and natural speciality products; while providing customers with superior service and knowledge to help them eat right and live well. Homegrown Foods has been in business since 1996.
“Local businesses play a valuable and prominent role in the development of our community, both economically and culturally,” says Mayor Choy. “Homegrown Foods is truly a part of this community and has demonstrated its commitment to the viability and sustainability for the Town of Stony Plain. I offer my sincere congratulations on behalf of Council and administration for this tremendous achievement.”
The Town of Stony Plain Growth and Commerce Committee review nominations and select a recipient with the highest score against the matrix of indicators. The committee was unanimous in their decision this year for Homegrown Foods as the recipient. Past recipients of the award include FresonBros., Camp ‘N Class RV Park, MiraTimberFrame, North-Central Co-op, and Selmac Sales, Ltd.
“This a great honour for us. We are committed to our community and so pleased for this recognition,” says James Schoepp, owner and founder of Homegrown Foods.
The recipient is announced at the annual Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala, held this year on November 7, at the Sunrise Best Western Inn & Suites.
“We recognize the hard work and dedication it takes for a business to succeed. Businesses in our community need a voice to support their efforts and that’s why the local Chambers of Commerce and the Tri-Municipal Region are an integral part of their success,” says Brenda Otto, Economic Development Officer. “We are fortunate to have many successful community-owned and operated businesses much like Homegrown Foods is. These businesses are the backbone of the economy and with more than 80% of businesses in Northern Alberta being small-medium sized businesses.”
For more information about the award and past recipients please visit www.stonyplain.com
From left to right: Councilor R. Twerdoclib, Mayor W. Choy, Councilor P. Hansard, Council R. Graff, Deputy Mayor J. Bennett, Councilor B. Lloy, James Schoepp, owner and founder of Homegrown Foods.
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Town of Stony Plain