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Entrepreneur of the Year

Proudly Sponsored By UCB Canada 89.3

Eligible individuals, are self-employed or employed by a firm, include those that:

  • Honours an individual who is self-employed or employed by a firm
  • Demonstrate excellence in their field of expertise
  • Makes a positive contribution to their profession and community

Krista Mall [Winner]

I would like to formally introduce myself; my name is Krista Mall, I am a 42-year-old wife and mother to 3 young daughters, I am also an entrepreneur, real estate investor, landlord and licensed realtor. I have grown my roots in Chatham-Kent with family and this is where I have called home for the past 10 years. I would like to share with you what I have accomplished over the last 10 years of being in C-K and where I am today. Over the last 10 years with the help of my Husband we have opened 4 Veterinary hospitals, invested in 40 rental properties in Chatham Kent, building a new subdivision with Depencier Builders and partnered with Glencoe Auto Recyclers and created and employed 8 jobs for a smaller town.

George Langstaff & Son’s Construction

George Langstaff and Sons construction started in 2002 with George and his sons and a couple of workers and now employs around 10-12 people. Our goal is to be provide a professional service of the highest quality for our customers while maintaining an environment that fosters the professional and personal growth of the individual team member. Our men are trained to use Zoom Booms, work at heights, and WHMIS. We are certified GAF installers for roofing as well. Our company is the only one in Southwestern Ontario that can offer a 6’’ seamless eavestrough, which is a specialty project for those with either commercial needs as well as residential homes that have more than average rooflines.

Jamie Nicholson (Pet Valu)

Jamie Nicholson is the store manager of Pet Valu on 30 McNaughton Ave, Wallaceburg Ontario. As a pet speciality retail store, they are dedicated to providing families with food and supplies for all of their pet needs. They also make an effort to help local pets in need through donation drives and their instore food bank. Jamie has taken a for-profit business and connected it with the community by making every person and their 4 legged friends that walk through their doors, feel like it is their store. Since taking over the store in April 2019, they have raised over $23000 in pet food donations to help support our community and rescues. Since January 2020, over $13000 of the $23000 has been raised to help support the Wallaceburg and Walpole Community in pet food donations. This year they have surpassed their previously received donations. COVID-19 hit a lot of families hard and many were not able to feed their pets, but with the food donations they received, they were able to help take some pressure off of many of our communities pet parents.