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Albertan a finalist in Young Retailer awards program


July 12, 2014
By Dave Harrison

July 12, 2014, Columbus, OH — Debbie Foisey, owner of Deb’s Greenhouse
in Wildwood, Alberta, is a finalist in this year’s Green Profit/Red Fox
Young Retailer Award.

July 12, 2014, Columbus, OH — Debbie Foisey, owner of Deb’s Greenhouse in Wildwood, Alberta, is a finalist in this year’s Green Profit/Red Fox Young Retailer Award.

Foisey, 33, is also the energetic manager of The Greenhouse Marketing Forum and president of the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association.

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There are two other finalists: Karen Gardner, 24, owner of Roses Inc. Green Country in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and Miles Thompson, 25, store manager and greenhouse production coordinator with Wallace’s Garden Center in Bettendorf, Iowa.

The winner will be announced Monday evening (July 14) during Cultivate’14's Unplugged event at the Park Street Cantina at 8 p.m.

A large group of Alberta greenhouse colleagues, not surprisingly, are at the convention this year and will be attending the ceremonies.

Judges include Dale Bachman, chairman and CEO of Bachman’s Inc.; Bill Calkins, business manager of Independent Garden Centers with the Ball Horticultural Company; Judy Sharpton of Growing Places Marketing and a Green Profit columnist; and Matt Smith, Winner of the 2013 Young Retailer Award.


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