Sam McLeod nominees announced

Chamber of Commerce CEO Larry Fladager announces the Samuel McLeod Business Award nominees on April 6, 2017 at the Travelodge. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

The nominees for the 2017 Samuel McLeod Business Awards were unveiled Thursday.

The announcement was made at the annual Legacy Award Brunch, where, this year, Ron and Shelley Horn received the prestigious honour.

“There’s a long tradition of us recognizing outstanding contributions to our community, from the business community in P.A.,” said Chamber of Commerce CEO Larry Fladager.

“We’re so pleased to be able to honour them in this way. The Horn family is very deserving of the award. They’ve been in business for a number of years in the community and great, great community sponsors.”

For the nominees of the Samuel McLeod awards named Thursday, it’s a few weeks of waiting to find out who the winners will be.

The award banquet is set for April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Ches Leach Lounge. Tickets are about half sold and registration closes at noon on April 25.

“(Today) is a very big day for some of our nominees,” Fladager said Thursday.

“To make the finalist list is a great honour. We love to see them all at the business awards, and we’re going to pick a very deserving winner to recognize appropriately for all the work they do.”

The nominees are:


Female Business Leader of the Year:

Mona Selanders, Travelodge Prince Albert

Patricia Weir, Lawton Partners

Stacy Coburn, Scentiments Floral


Male Business Leader of the Year:

Bryan T. Rindal, BTR Financial Planning

Rodney Beatty, Greenland Waste Disposal


Business Transformation:

Gene’s Cycle and Sports

Redhead Equipment

Deloitte LLP


Non-Profit Organization Award:

Prince Albert Habitat for Humanity

Prince Albert and District Community Service Centre

Victoria Hospital Foundation


New Venture Award:

The Rusty Owl

Pure Athletics

Body Mechanics Salon and Spa


Community Involvement:

Lake Country Co-op

Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual

Greenland Waste Disposal


Service Award:

Travelodge Prince Albert


Prince Albert Alarm Systems


Marketing Award:

Gateway Mall

Conexus Credit Union

Riverside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram


Tourism Award:

Northern Lights Casino

Prince Albert Winter Festival Society


Young Entrepreneur Award:

Whitney Darchuk, Pure Athletics

Shawn and Travis Lloyd, Prairie Recreation

Chad Levesque, Gene’s Cycle and Sports


Business of the Year:

Redhead Equipment

Gene’s Cycle and Sports

Prairie Recreation