Thursday evening marked the 24th Annual Paragon Awards which are presented by the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce to recognize and celebrate Regina’s most outstanding businesses.
Held at the Delta Regina, the program opened with Premier Scott Moe presenting the Chamber’s Award of Distinction to the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield. The Award of Distinction recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding business success and community service throughout their career.
“As Lieutenant Governor, Vaughn Solomon Schofield was the very embodiment of class and dignity, everything you would want in the person serving as Her Majesty’s Vice Regal in Saskatchewan,” said Premier Moe during his presentation. “Vaughn’s impact on Saskatchewan is far reaching and will be felt for generations to come. We are grateful for her many contributions to Saskatchewan.”
Awards were presented to 12 recipients in 10 categories. Congratulations to the 2023 Paragon Award winners:
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR (Sponsored by Conexus Credit Union)
Daniella Mintenko, Dandy’s Artisan Ice Cream
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (Sponsored by CTV Regina)
MARKETING & PROMOTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT (Sponsored by Saskatchewan Blue Cross)
Harbour Landing Village
EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT (Sponsored by XPT Grain Inc.)
Above Food Corp.
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE (Sponsored by Regina Airport Authority)
The Atlas Hotel
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR < 25 employees (Sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP)
Dandy’s Artisan Ice Cream
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR > 25 employees (Sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP)
SUDS Full Service Car Wash
NEW BUSINESS VENTURE (Sponsored by WorkSafe Saskatchewan)
COMMUNITY ALLIANCE: Large Business (Sponsored by Scotiabank)
Alliance Energy – North Central Family Centre
COMMUNITY ALLIANCE: Small Business (Sponsored by Scotiabank)
Rebellion Brewing Company – Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan
DIVERSITY (Sponsored by Saskatchewan Polytechnic)
Munch Café & Catering
ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE (Sponsored by City of Regina)
LK Auto Collision Ltd.
“The Paragon Awards recognize exceptional members on our business community and this year’s winners are prime examples of local innovators and leaders who have displayed impressive character and determination in trying economic times,” said Tony Player, CEO of the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce. “We also extend our gratitude to all our sponsors who promote our business community and make the Paragon Awards an extraordinary celebration.”