EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - Randi Squires of Bukwildz gives her acceptance speech during the 2016 Mermaid Ball.

Employee of the Year: Squires looking forward to future in Sylvan Lake

The Employee of the Year award is given out to an individual who shows a true commitment to their work and the business

The Employee of the Year award is given out to an individual, nominated by their employee, who shows a true commitment to their work and the business.

This year Jessica Flynn of ATB Financial, Erika Hanna of Adrenaline Motors, Linda Harp of Tim Horton’s, Elizabeth Lewis of Canadian Tire, Dylan Marshall of Above and Beyond Roofing and Consulting, Dave Phillips of MGT Management Inc., Sarah Schumacher of Lapp Reality/KLRT Commercial and Randi Squires of Bukwildz were nominated.

Randi Squires won the award after having worked at Bukwildz for three years following a move from Rimbey and falling in love with Sylvan Lake.

“I started out as a waitress at the bottom of the totem pole and worked my way up,” Squires said. “I went from bartender, to head bartender, to manager and now with her Kjeryn’s [Davis] business [at Viva la Sirena] she has asked me to be general manger.”

Squires credits much of her success to her relationship with Davis.

“Being with someone for that long leads you to trusting someone you know each other,” Squires said. “For her to say ‘Randi I want you to be my general manager’ I was honoured. If I didn’t have Kjeryn, I wouldn’t be so motivated to be where I am today.”

Squires also credits the award to the pressure she puts on herself to ensure customers have an enjoyable experience.

“When you’re at work, you are there to work so do the best you can,” she said. “Me doing my best keeps my customers happy and coming back. It’s when you get people smiling and talking about your business, they spread the word. I want people to come back.”

Squires added that she loves Sylvan Lake as it is a fun town and everyone here is out to help you.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

 

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