Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2015 Businesses in Bloom winners announced

First Place, Commercial Category: Pincher Creek Veterinary Clinic
Brendan Cole, Kari Grandoni, Jocelyn Fukumoto, Colleen Brady and Faith Zachar

Toni Lucas - The Golden Shovel was awarded to the winners of the Businesses in Bloom Competition on Thursday, July 14. The awards go to businesses two categories; Best commercial and Best Industrial. Businesses competed by keeping their properties looking aesthetically pleasing, their use of landscaping and floral displays, and kept their property weed free. Pincher Creek Veterinary Clinic received the shovel for the third time in the commercial category having won in both 2006 and 2007, and Express Sign Products won in industrial. This is a competition put on by the Communities in Bloom with the cooperation of the Chamber of Commerce. Town of Pincher Creek Marketing, Events and Economic Development Officer Marie Everts handed out the awards and certificates and thanked the many business representatives for their efforts in encouraging beautification in the Town of Pincher Creek.

Commercial Category
Winner: Pincher Creek Veterinary Clinic
Faith Zachar was delighted, and said the Pincher Creek Veterinary Clinic has received the honour twice before, in 2006 and 2007.

Honourable Mention
Ascent Dental
Rachelle Lieshman

Special Recognition
Rocky Ridge Eye Clinic 
Sammy Brasnett

Lana Brost and Nicole Hoessl
Ramada Inn and Suites

Stardust Motel 
Boese and Company 

Industrial Category

Winner: Express Sign Products 
Dawn Davis and Celeste Beer

Honourable Mention 
Cervus Equipment

These businesses are to be congratulated for their part in making Pincher Creek a brighter community.  This year is the first year when Pincher Creek will be competing in Communities in Bloom International competition.  The town will be viewed along with five other towns of a similar size in Canada, Italy, and Croatia.  The judging for that day will happen in Pincher Creek on July 25.

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