VANCOUVER, BC (September 26, 2018) – TEC Canada member Mike Lalonde, President of Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd., receives the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 Pacific Services Award at the Regional Gala on Tuesday night in Vancouver.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have demonstrated integrity, perseverance and an enduring spirit of ingenuity. These leaders drive their businesses forward with purpose and have shown outstanding performance in their region. “On behalf of TEC Canada I’d like to congratulate Mike Lalonde on his well-deserved award. Through sheer dedication and hard work Mike built his company from the ground up into one of the fastest-growing companies in British Columbia,” said Todd Millar, President of TEC Canada. “Mike has championed a diversified company of over 130 employees, and he carries this passion for his work into the community by mentoring the next generation of young people in the business. This award is a testament to his impact on his community and industry.”
Since starting Blue Pine Enterprises in 2000, Mike has led the company through explosive growth, while maintaining a commitment to exceptional customer service, quality workmanship, and a track-record of retaining the best talent. Expanding from a landscape construction company, Blue Pine Enterprises has become a multi-faceted business that handles infrastructure and building contractors with landscaping needs.
“Through the program we’ve seen that Western Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is home to all types of thriving entrepreneurs – from social impact and scalable startups, to family and small businesses,” says Lui Petrollini, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Program Director. “Mike is the type of entrepreneur who turns nothing into something. From a pickup truck and wheelbarrow, he’s managed to transform Blue Pine Enterprises into one of Canada’s largest landscape, construction and demolition services companies in Canada. That’s worth celebrating.”
TEC Canada is a proud regional sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. For over 20 years, EY has honoured the achievements of Canada’s top entrepreneurs with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards. The annual awards program celebrates the innovation, growth and social improvement of entrepreneurs across Canada.
About TEC Canada
TEC Canada is a member-based leadership development organization of over 1,400 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners across Canada. We have a 30-year track record of helping leaders stretch beyond individual capabilities to achieve personal and professional goals. Members increase their potential through the power of confidential group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, business thought leadership and a global network of over 22,000 business leaders through our affiliation with Vistage Worldwide. For more information, visit www.tec-canada.com
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/ca/EOY
Catrinel Popescu, Marketing & Communications Lead, TEC Canada
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