Nominees announced for Mel-Bex Awards

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The votes are in and the finalists have been announced for the 2024 Mel-Bex Award Gala.

The Awards will be handed out during a celebration of the Melfort Business Community on March 23 in CJVR Performing Arts Theatre.

MTACC executive director Cal Gratton said it’s exciting to see a mix of old and new businesses represented in the nominees.

“It’s great that we have five in each category. I think that’s great,” MTACC executive director Cal Gratton said.

“The Heritage category there is quite substantial. We’ve got some new businesses as well and we have a lot of nonprofits too for the Community Involvement nonprofit category.”

Gratton said that the return of the Mel-Bex Awards will make for a great evening.

“Tickets are going quick too, which is really nice to see,” he said. “The business community has really embraced this event for sure.”

Heritage Award nominees include George Home Hardware, North East Outreach and Support Services (NEOSS), Nutters Everyday Naturals, Catz N’ Jammers for Kids and Fedorychka Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Community Involvement – Business/Corporate nominees include Melody Motors, Realty Executives Gateway Realty, G3 Melfort, Gateway Veterinary Services and Canalta Melfort.

Community Involvement – Non Profit nominees include the Melfort Kinette Club, Melfort Public Library, Melfort Youth Evolution, Melfort and District Museum and Melfort Arts Council.

Property Appearance nominees include Liliidae Home and Design, Spafit by Linda, Dress Well with Gisele, Backstage and Northeast Dental.

Customer Service nominees include RJ’s Urban Garden Café, Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Bobbi Lyn L. Weiman, Dress Well with Gisele, Daisies Dreams and Décor and TJ’s Pizza.

Business of the Year (15 and under Employees) nominees include Daisies Dreams and Décor, Nutters Everyday Naturals, Golden Grain Bakery, Northern Lights Gallery, and Darn Computers.

Business of the Year (16 and Over Employees) nominees include Canalta Melfort, Melody Motors, TJ’s Pizza, Shoppers Drug Mart #442 and Prairie North Co-op.

The Mel-Bex Awards are on March 23 in the CJVR Performing Arts Theatre at the Kerry Vickar Centre. The Awards will be handed out during the celebration of the Melfort Business Community.

The Citizen and Junior Citizen of the Year Awards will be presented that night as well.

The ticket deadline is March 15.

“We do need a headcount for the caterer,” Gratton said. “Tickets are still available but that deadline is on March 15 and tickets are going fast.”

Tickets can be picked up at the MTCC office, by calling (306) 921-3273 or emailing