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Lethbridge Chamber hands out 2020 Business of the Year Awards

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The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce handing out its 2020 Business of the Year Awards Thursday night (Oct. 29).

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the most unique presentation’s even done with the Chamber recognizing 12 of this region’s most outstanding businesses.

The Top Business of the Year was awarded to Southern Irrigation.

The Water Tower Grill & Bar was given the Business Ethics Award, Shoe Solutions was named best in Customer Service, and Great Adventures Active Learning Centre is the top new business of 2020.

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The entire presentation of this year’s awards was streamed online.

Business of the Year Award Winner for 2020

  • Southern Irrigation: Business of the Year
  • Great Adventures Active Learning Centre: New Business of the Year
  • Jefferson Gardner: Young Entrepreneur Award
  • Galt Museum & Archives: Spirit of Reconciliation Award
  • Nature’s Clarity Skincare: People’s Choice Award
  • Cavendish Farms: Outstanding Employer Award
  • Autovance Technologies Inc: Innovation & Advancement Award
  • Shoe Solutions: Excellent in Customer Service Award
  • AdvancedAg: Environmental Stewardship Award
  • Ward Bros. Construction: Business Legacy Award
  • Black Velvet Distilling Company: Business Leadership Award
  • Water Tower Grill & Bar: Business Ethics Award
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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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