Okay, so Keith and I didn't really go on a date last night, but it sure was special! We got all dressed up, suit & tie, for an awesome banquet at the Hotel Fort Garry. The Manitoba Business Magazine was honoring the 50 fastest growing businesses in Manitoba. And, you guessed it, Jordan Mills was #1! Martin Harder, the owner of Jordan Mills, was the guest of honor, and we were there along with him to enjoy the food!
I really wish we'd have taken a picture, since we looked so good in our fancy clothes, but unfortunately, we didn't think of it yesterday! I've never been in such a fancy place before! Click here to see the website for this hotel.
The meal was wonderful, starting with bread, soup, salad, and then the main course. We had chicken with baby potatoes and veggies, and a bread stuffing, all with a super yummy sauce over top. Then we had this delicious mandarine cake for dessert. Boy were we full by the end of that meal!
Martin gave a great speach, in which I was referred to as "Keith's good wife, Stacey!" I was very flattered. He thanked his wife, all of his staff and shareholders, accountants, lawyers, and of course, the bank! Then he said something that I hope people will remember. He talked about how God was his strength, and that being a Christian had only strengthened everything he had done in his life. He said that it had never held him back from being a good business man, and that building good relationships is they key to success. I think he hit the nail right on the head! Thanks Martin, for your insipriring speach.
On a side note, the roads from Carmen north were awful!! It may have been sunny and warm at home, but just 1/2 hour away, it was trecherous! I got freaked out a few times on our trip!