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Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Business in Calgary Leaders Awards. This event was a celebration of the city’s most successful entrepreneurs and their remarkable ventures. Throughout the evening, I was immersed in an environment of inspiration and learning, absorbing insights from fellow business leaders.

One key lesson that resonated with me was the importance of giving back to the community that supports our businesses. It’s not just about financial success but about fostering a symbiotic relationship with the community.

Another significant takeaway was the emphasis on creating a nurturing work environment. A place where employees don’t just work but thrive and grow, contributing significantly to the company’s success.

Respecting and valuing our people was another echoed theme. Recognizing that each team member plays a crucial role in shaping the company’s journey is vital for sustainable growth.

And importantly, the value of surrounding oneself with people smarter than oneself was highlighted. In a world where no one can be an expert in everything, having a team of intelligent individuals is key to overcoming diverse challenges.

These insights were truly wise words from wise people.

For anyone interested in learning more about the winners and their stories, I’ve included a link to the awards page: Business in Calgary Leaders Awards 2023.

Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.