The Brandon Chamber of Commerce has recognized David Baxter, President & CEO of Westman Communications Group as the 2010 Business Person of the Year. The award was presented to Mr. Baxter at its 127th Annual dinner on March 19, 2010.
The annual award recognizes an individual who exemplifies outstanding business practices and achievements. In addition to demonstrating business leadership and vision, recipients also contribute to their community.
Baxter, a Winnipeg native, moved to Brandon 14 years ago to join Westman.
“It is an award that I have always respected and I have always thought of it as a great way for the Brandon business community to recognize its leaders,” said Baxter. “I’m really honoured when I look at who has received the award in the past. It’s a wonderful tradition and I’m really honoured to be part of that list”.
Westman Communications Group operates 36 cable systems throughout Western Manitoba. Its service offerings include cable television, high speed Internet and telephone. Westman also owns and operates 880 CKLQ and 94.7 STAR FM.
Westman has taken pride in having been able to successfully launch digital cable and high speed Internet before these were available in many larger Canadian cities.
“Publicly recognizing community leaders like Dave Baxter is important for both the community and the Chamber membership to see”, said Chris Griffin, President of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. “This is a way to recognize the leadership, innovation and drive that keeps these businesses growing and ultimately keeps the community growing”.
For more information, please contact Nathan Peto, General Manager, Brandon Chamber of Commerce, at 571-5340.