Saturday , 27 November 2021

Lakeland Connect recognized for Community Involvement at Business of Year Awards

Pictured left to right: Michael Menzies, Caitlyn Bush, Elijah Janvier, Jena Colbourne, Chad Colbourne and Lenore Picray. 

Lakeland Connect is pleased to announce that they have won the Community Involvement Award at the 2019 Business of the Year Awards. The award celebrates a business that gives back to the community in an extraordinary way.

Owner of Lakeland Connect, Jena Colbourne says this award means more than any others on the list. “It shows that what we set out to do in the beginning – to connect the Lakeland is working. Our goal has always been to connect people with the businesses, non-profits, volunteers, and people that make our region so amazing.”

Colbourne notes that without her team and business partner/husband, Chad, none of this would be possible. “We have the absolute best team. Each and every one of them are the best at what they do. They are incredibly passionate about their work and it shows in everything they do.”

“I would also like to thank all our viewers for coming back daily to read, watch, share and love our product.”

This is the second BOYA for the company, in 2016 Lakeland Connect won Most Promising New Business- Bonnyville.

BOYA 2019

The Business of the Year Award nominees are submitted by public nomination. The judges consist of community members and past winners. There are six categories, with one winner from each community, with the exception of the Community Involvement Award. For that award there is one overall winner, that is chosen of the nominees from both communities. *Note there was no nominations for Outstanding Large Business in Cold Lake. 

2019 Winners

Community Involvement Winner- Lakeland Connect

Outstanding Not for Profit Bonnyville- Bonnyville & District SPCA
Outstanding Not for Profit Cold Lake- Commissionaires

Exemplary Customer Service Bonnyville- Cindy Wakefield, Astec Safety – Bonnyville
Exemplary Customer Service Cold Lake- Charlene Brown

Outstanding Small Business Bonnyville- Buds N Blooms (2008)
Outstanding Small Business Cold Lake- Cashco Financial

Outstanding Large Business Bonnyville- Pevach Corp

Most Promising New Business Bonnyville- Go Travel with Marlene & Sherry
Most Promising New Business Cold Lake- CM Cleaning Ltd.

Megan Wakefield, Assistant Chamber Director for Bonnyville thanked everyone in attendance, as well as congratulated this year’s nominees. “Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate business excellence in our Lakeland region. Nominations are always open, if you know of a deserving business for 2020 please let either chamber know.”


About Jena Colbourne