33rd Annual MBiz Awards – Meet the Nominees – Outstanding Small Business

Sep 24, 2016 | Chamber News

Each week leading up to the 33rd Annual MBiz Awards Gala Presented bu Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce will bring you a closer look at the 15 finalists for this year’s awards.

This week, we look introduce you or reacquaint you with the diverse crop of companies vying to add their names to the list of previous winners of Outstanding Small Business.

pwi-logo-retinaPenner Waste Inc. (Winkler)

Located in Winkler, MB, Penner Waste Incorporated (Inc.) is an Environmentally Licensed Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycling & Composting Facility, established in January 2000. They offer waste management services to municipal, residential, and Industrial Commercial Institutional (ICI) Sectors, in the heart of the Pembina Valley. Services include residential and commercial pickup, container services and rentals. Waste, compost, and C&D Recycling drop off depots, retail sales of are recycled products and C&D Custom grinding.

With an objective to minimize organics (compostable waste) and recyclables from going to the landfill, their strength is that they have the diversity to offer multiple lines of recycling in many different waste sectors thru out our various locations that service southern Manitoba. An important part of the communities they serve Penner Waste Inc. employees 15 staff in Winkler and 21 at their Pembina Valley Containers site in Morden.


progressiveProgressive Sanitation (Brandon)

Progressive Sanitation began in August of 2009 as Busy Bee Sanitary Supplies. This locally owned and operated sanitation supply and equipment rental company recently moved to their new location in Brandon to accommodate Progressive Sanitation and a new Mats & Uniforms division.

Progressive Sanitation is Brandon’s leading supplier of sanitation supplies and equipment. They are continually adding items to an already diverse product line to better serve their clientele. Their foundation is built on a belief of putting the customer first, no matter what the circumstance may be. Satisfied and repeat customers are the key to any successful business, and they are dedicated to doing just that.


purePure Anada (Morden)

Founded and formulated by Candace Grenier, this Morden staple has a complete line of color cosmetics right here in Manitoba from pure, natural ingredients that have been purchased responsibly from around the world. Pure Anada’s goal is to offer an alternative to the traditional, chemical-laden cosmetic counters, avoiding synthetic preservatives, dyes, fragrances, and flavors; anything that may cause negative short, or long term consequences to your health or the environment. This is what sets us apart from other cosmetic companies; even other mineral cosmetic brands. Not only is Pure Anada safe and pure, its benefits and beauty are second to none!  The natural minerals help to sooth and protect your skin, while the soft, luminous textures help to conceal imperfections.

At Pure Anada, they believe it is important to give back a portion of the blessings they have received.  The first profits from the company funded the adoption the Grenier’s daughter Olivia, our daughter from Ethiopia. A company priority is to donate to organizations with an emphasis on helping women and children, both in North America and overseas. 

To meet the other finalists before they are profiled, click on the image below.

MBiz Award Screenshot

The 33rd MBiz Awards Presented by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries will take place Friday, October 28 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. Information regarding partnership opportunities can be obtained by contacting Carolynne Jansen, MCC Director of Business Development & Partnerships. To get your tickets for this annual event, please click here.

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