Red Deer couple nominated for Entrepreneur award

A Red Deer couple are among the finalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Prairies.

A Red Deer couple are among the finalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Prairies.

Craig Howes and Heather Murphy are competing in the Emerging Entrepreneur category of this year’s awards, which are sponsored by professional services firm Ernst & Young.

They created Go Tire Inc., a business that provides mobile services, including tire changeovers and maintenance, windshield repair and replacement, and auto detailing.

Howes and Murphy are competing against three other Emerging Entrepreneur finalists, with two of these are from Calgary and one from Edmonton.

Entrepreneur Of The Year awards will also be presented for Business-to-Business Products and Services, Business-to-Consumer Products and Services, Manufacturing, Energy Services, Oil and Gas, Professional and Financial Services, Real Estate and Construction, Technology and Communications, and Social Entrepreneur. The Prairies winners will be announced Oct. 16, with the overall Prairies winner to represent the region at the national level.

Last year, Dallas Lenius and Dean Hall of Force Pile Driving in Red Deer, Merv Pidherney of M. Pidherney’s Trucking Ltd. of Rocky Mountain House and Don Sutherland of Studon Electric & Controls in Red Deer were among the finalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Prairies. Pidherney went on to win the title in the Energy Services category.

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