News Release: 2018 Roger Phillips Chamber Builder Award Recipient is Announced
The Roger Philips Chamber Builder award is named in honor of Mr. Roger Phillips, who originated the ABEX Awards 35 years ago. The award is presented to an individual with a long-standing history of committing time, thought leadership and guidance to the Chamber network in Saskatchewan.
This year’s recipient of the 2018 Roger Phillips Chamber Builder Award is Linda Machniak of North Battleford. Linda Machniak began her Chamber of Commerce career with the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director in 2001. In 2012, Linda was honoured as Executive of the Year for a population base of less than 100,000 at the annual Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada gala.
The Chamber Builder award is a reflection of the respect and admiration that her peer group holds for her and this recognition is something the entire business community in Saskatchewan can be proud of. It is due to Linda’s leadership that the Battlefords has an involved membership base and is one of the strongest business communities in the province.
“Linda is a forward-thinking leader in the community. Her work for the Battleford Chamber and for the entire Chamber network in our province is remarkable," Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.