13th Annual BNI Alberta North Charity Awards Gala


13th Annual BNI Alberta Charity Awards Gala Recap

The philosophy of BNI is Givers Gain©. BNI is all about people. It's about developing strong business relationships, the kind that last far beyond transactions.  It's about trust, camaraderie, education, and learning from each other.  It's about helping other people to be successful. It's about giving. 

Our BNI Charity Awards Gala was held on Saturday, February 11, 2023. We come together to recognize the absolute best in our region and acknowledge the contributions made by our members throughout 2022. We will also supported 7 of our member charities, further emphasizing the importance of giving back and supporting those in need.


2023 Chapter of the Year: BNI Enterprise

This highly coveted recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication throughout the year.

BNI Enterprise achieved net 3 member growth, 82% member retention, passed 1,271 referrals, and reached their goal of recording $2,077,237 in business referred among members.

Congratulations to the entire team! Your commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration, support and growth within your chapter is truly inspiring. We are so proud to have you as a part of the BNI family. Here's to continued success in the future!

Website: BNI Enterprise
Chapter President: Catherine Cote
Vice President: Perry Bennett
Secretary Treasurer: Stephanie Stolk


2023 Givers Gain®️ Award: Valerie Kosik-Sawyer 

Congratulations to Valerie Kosik-Sawyer on receiving the prestigious Givers Gain® Award!

This award is the highest honor a member can receive in our region and is a testament to Val's commitment and dedication to the fundamental philosophy of BNI, Givers Gain®. Her generosity and unwavering support of members has had a significant impact and has a ripple effect throughout our community. Val's passion for growing businesses is contagious and has earned her the respect of all who know her. Val, you are a true shining star in BNI Alberta North!

Member Profile: Valerie Kosik-Sawyer

Business: Tren-Des Design

Home Chapter: BNI Saint City


2023 Director Consultant of the Year: Shannon Adams

Congratulations to Shannon Adams on being named the Director Consultant of the Year!

As a Senior Director Consultant, Shannon has demonstrated exceptional leadership by not only supporting a team of Director Consultants, but also directly supporting three chapters! Shannon's commitment to excellence has earned you the respect of all who know her, and we are so grateful to have her as a leader in our region. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our members! 

Member Profile: Shannon Adams

Business: Cotton Candy Promotional Products

Home Chapter: BNI Revolution


2023 Rookie Director Consultant of the Year: Stuart Muir

Stuart Muir, was awarded our 2023 Rookie Director Consultant of the Year!

Joining our Regional Support Team can be daunting, but Stu came in the team with an open mind and a willingness to share without limits. His positivity, calmness, and steadfastness inspires confidence in those he works with. Congratulations again on this well-deserved recognition!


Member Profile: Stuart Muir

Business: Prusik Innovations

Home Chapter: BNI Enterprise


2023 Chapter President of the Year: Danielle Mohr

Congratulations to Danielle Mohr on being named 2023 Chapter President of the Year!  As a Chapter President of BNI Apex, Danielle has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by setting a clear vision and led the chapter to new heights with positivity, energy, and organization.

We are grateful to have Danielle as a part of our BNI community, and we look forward to seeing all that she and her chapter will achieve in the years to come. Congratulations once again on this well-deserved recognition! 

Business: Fine Point Writing & Editing

Chapter: BNI Apex 



2023 Chapter Vice President of the Year: Kerry-Lynn Sparrowe

Congratulations to Kerry-Lynn Sparrowe who was named 2023 Chapter Vice President of the Year!  Kerry has been a key player in the growth and development of her chapter, BNI Limitless and has fully embraced all our Core Values to help her chapter continue with strength. Additionally, Kerry is our top sponsor of the year and has helped her develop business referrals by expanding her fellow members' networks. Well done, Kerry!

Member Profile: Kerry-Lynn Sparrowe

Business: WFG 

Chapter: BNI Limitless



2023 Chapter Secretary Treasurer of the Year: Sandi LeFleur

Congratulations to Sandi Lefleur on being awarded the 2023 Secretary Treasurer of the Year! Being a Secretary Treasurer in BNI is a critical role, and Sandi has shown outstanding dedication and commitment to her chapter, BNI Impact. Sandi has gone above and beyond her duties by personally organizing social events , promoting business education for her fellow members, and is an integral part of keeping the chapter moving forward! Congratulations Sandi, and thank you for all you do for BNI Impact! 

Business: Energy Efficient Homes


2023 Chapter Member of the Year

Chapter Member Company
BNI Advantage Peter Bolger Hollis Developments Inc.
BNI Aggregate Colleen Terlson RE/MAX Elite
BNI Apex Mykola Stepovy EagleRock Computer
BNI Aviators Rebecca Frederick Frederick & Company Ltd.
BNI Black Gold David Bier North 49 Home Inspections Ltd
BNI Business Force Pamela Woolger Axiom Mortgage Solutions
BNI Business Pillars Chris Breen The Alternative Board
BNI Capital Connections Jennifer Hamilton Allstate Insurance
BNI Dynamic Connections Michael Camilleri Clean Air Solutions (Alberta) Ltd.
BNI Elite Jadie Jensen Red Viking Creative
BNI Enterprise Perry Bennett Black Edge Advisory Inc.
BNI Fortune Builders Brittany Kozak Ralcomm Ltd.
BNI French Connexion Stephane Tremblay Bigshow Scaffolding & Shrink Wrapping Inc.
BNI Ignite Bobby Brochu Bobby’s Accounting Services Inc.
BNI Impact Sandi Lafleur Energy Efficient Homes
BNI Infinity Andrea Manning Pulse Metalworks Ltd.
BNI Limitless Kerry-Lynn Sparrowe World Financial Group
BNI Marquis Connections Linda Robinson Robinson Essential Services
BNI Mavericks Mac Sokulski MiKS Media Inc.
BNI North Stars Rob Mamchur ATB Financial
BNI Northern Connections Dori Mark RE/MAX Grande Prairie
BNI Northwest Success Travis Alexander McNabb Lucuk LLP
BNI Oil City Cindy Gerritsen DLC Maximal Mortgages
BNI Park Power Connections Daniel Bowie Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning
BNI Parkland Cheryl North Johnson NJ Solutions
BNI Premiere Chris Ehry Expert Insulation Contracting Ltd
BNI Referral Masters Tom Borelli Brick & Mortar Insurance Inc
BNI Revolution Anne Marie Schotte Axum Ventures Inc.
BNI River City Cara Richardson Drayden Insurance
BNI Saint City Tamara Cluff Gotcha Covered
BNI Spark Graham Churchill Caruana Interiors and Contracting
BNI Titans Kevin MacDonald L6S Business Consulting Inc.
BNI Triumph Lyle Boudreau Red Seal Heating & Cooling Ltd.

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