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SASKATOON, SK – Today, WESK presented five outstanding women with entrepreneur awards at their 2019 Celebration of Achievement & Entrepreneur Awards gala, presented by Conexus Credit Union in Saskatoon.
The Community Involvement Award, sponsored by Nutrien, is presented to a woman entrepreneur that has been a leader in creating ways of conducting business that has a positive impact on the community. The 2019 finalists are: Olivia Coffyne (Diamonds of Detroit), Shelley Gordon (Uniglass Plus Ziebart, 6th Avenue Carwash), and Jeanny Buan (Mylynh Bridal). WESK is proud to announce Shelly Gordon (Uniglass Plus Ziebart, 6th Avenue Carwash) as the 2019 recipient of the Community Involvement Award.
The Innovation Award, sponsored by RBC, is presented to a woman entrepreneur that is pushing conventional boundaries and is disrupting and reshaping their industry through groundbreaking achievements in bringing innovation to market. The finalists are: Jolene Watson (Clarity Coaching & Development), Briana Brownell (Pure Strategy Inc.), and Alisha Esmail (Road Coffee). WESK is proud to announce Alisha Esmail (Road Coffee) as the 2019 recipient of the Innovation Award.
The Growth & Expansion Award, sponsored by ISC, is presented to a woman entrepreneur that has successfully developed and implemented a strategy that has resulted in rapid growth and increased profitability and shows the potential for future growth and success. The finalists are: Meagan Barabash (Bravo Dance Company), Colleen Haussecker (Canadian Organic Spice & Herb Co.), and Arlene Wicinski (Off Side Hair Zone). WESK is proud to announce Colleen Haussecker (Canadian Organic Spice & Herb Co.) as the 2019 recipient of the Growth & Expansion Award.
The Indigenous Entrepreneur Award is presented to a leading Indigenous woman entrepreneur that shows plans for future growth and viability over the long term and demonstrates a long term commitment to the community. The finalists are: Heather Abbey (Indig Inc.), Arlene Wicinski (Off Side Hair Zone), and Kimberly Parent (Saskatoon Salsa Dance Company). WESK is proud to announce Kimberly Parent (Saskatoon Salsa Dance Company) as the 2019 recipient of the Indigenous Entrepreneur Award.
Lastly, WESK’s Celebration of Achievement Award pays tribute to an exceptional female entrepreneur who has built a business in Saskatchewan with a significant impact on the economy and on the community. This award is hand-selected by WESK, and was announced prior to to the Awards Gala. WESK would like to again congratulate national award winning entrepreneur and public speaker, Jess Tetu, on being recognized with the 2019 Celebration of Achievement Award.
A self described ‘serial entrepreneur’ Jess Tetu is the sole owner of four Just For You Day Spas in Saskatchewan & Alberta, the Founder & CEO of Lia Reese Canada, (Saskatchewan’s Beauty Brand), and she is also the Co-Founder of E306 Business Consulting. Her love of being an entrepreneur is paralleled by her commitment to giving back and Jess volunteers her time on many community and charity foundation boards in Saskatchewan. Tetu has also created her own not-for-profit charity – 4seventyone Recovery Resources – assisting individuals and families dealing with addiction.
Jess believes that community has been a strong foundation for her success, “ I was extremely supported by my community growing up and I just feel like it was my responsibility now, to be in a position where I was successful, to give back to that community.”Back to News & Articles