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Signex Manufacturing Inc. just celebrated 30 years in busines and topped the year by being presented nine awards by both the Canadian and International Sign associations. Signex also received the distinction of being the recipient of more awards than any other sign company in Canada.


The Elmwood Community Resource Centre (ECRC) is extremely pleased to announce that Tony Roziere, chairman, and Martin Landy, executive director, were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne. The honours were given for their dedicated service to the community of Elmwood.


The Delta Air Lines station at Winnipeg's Richardson International Airport has been presented with one of Delta's Station of the Year Awards for its exemplary performance in 2012. The airline said Winnipeg was one of a record 30 stations, and one of only two in Canada, to receive the award for either achieving a full-year perfect score of five on their scorecard or winning their station category in 2012. The awards were presented at a Jan. 17 ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.



Pankratz Engineering is proud to announce the appointment of Charles Zhou, P. Eng.. as senior welding engineer with the company. Charles brings more than 20 years of hands-on engineering to the company in all arc-welding processes, resistance welding, laser, high-frequency and arc stud welding, as well as extensive training in robotics. Arthur J. Pankratz, P. Eng., of Pankratz Engineering, has provided welding and related engineering services to contractors, fabricators and industries across northern Ontario, Manitoba and the western provinces for more than 33 years.


Corporate People Responsibility (CPR Inc.) is pleased to announce its official launch on Jan. 30. CPR Inc. is a new consulting firm that is in the business of providing innovative, leading-edge HR business solutions that leverage talent and potential to increase company profits, build a stronger competitive advantage in the marketplace and create an enhanced public profile. The team includes president and CEO Diane Wiesenthal as well as Shannan Gradt, Colleen Thompson and Lana Stevenson. All were former leaders of the award-winning HR team at the Canadian Wheat Board.


BDO Canada LLP is pleased to announce its merger with Peterson Group Chartered Accountants, effective Jan. 1. Gerald Peterson, CA, and Susan Thompson, CGA, join BDO as partners. The Peterson team brings extensive experience working with business owners, which will complement the firm's focus on mid-market enterprises. The partners of BDO Canada LLP wish to congratulate Lori Ricard Bell and Lauren Tolton on their admission to partnership in the firm, effective Jan. 1. BDO, the fifth-largest single national accounting and advisory partnership in Canada, has 106 offices nationwide. BDO's professionals have the expertise to serve owner-managed businesses, mid-market enterprises, communities and non-profit organizations in a broad range of industries.


Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS Law) have been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2013 Winnipeg Lawyers of the Year in their respective preferred areas of practice. Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named A. Blair Graham, QC, as the Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year (alternative dispute resolution law), E. William Olson, QC, as the Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year (construction law), Richard H.G. Adams as the Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year (real estate law) and Sacha R. Paul as the Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year (aboriginal law). Don Douglas, CEO and managing partner of TDS says, "We know that TDS has some of the finest lawyers in Canada, which has now been confirmed by Best Lawyers a nationally respected organization serving the legal profession."



WinnipegRealtors 2013 board of directors: Richard Dettman of Cornerstone Properties Inc., president; David Powell of Powell Property Group, president-elect; Sheldon Zamick of Sutton Group-Kilkenny Real Estate, treasurer; Shirley Przybyl of Century 21 Bachman & Associates, past president; Winn Adair of Sutton Group-Kilkenny Real Estate, sales division executive council chairman; Susan Belanger of Century 21 Bachman & Associates, sales division executive council vice-chairwoman; Ken Jones of Shindico Realty Inc., commercial division chairman. Other directors are: Stewart Elston of Realty Executives Premiere; Donna Kirsch of Gateway Real Estate; Peter Redekopp of Coldwell Banker Preferred Real Estate; Blair Sonnichsen of Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate; Val Werhun of Royal LePage Top Producers Real Estate.


The Conservative Club of Winnipeg has recently elected its board of directors and officers for 2013. Gregg Burner, president; Hugh McMorrow, past president; Dick Mulholland, vice-president; Rick Pinchin, treasurer; Helen Sterzer, secretary. Board members: John Alexander, John Davidson, Jack Reimer, Belinda Squance, Paul Taylor, Rob Harper, Trudy Turner. Auditor: Ron Hesford.


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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 28, 2013 B6

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