[Duchess, AB] – The family-run photography studio RyKie Images & Events was named 2016 Rural Business of the Year during the recent Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
“It’s indeed an honour to receive this award,” noted Ryan Kiedrowski, Owner of RyKie Images & Events. “We’ve worked hard to serve the City of Brooks, County of Newell and beyond for several years. An accolade like this confirms that our dream can become a reality.”
Every year, the Chamber hands out awards to the top businesses in the area. This year, there were 50 businesses represented in 11 categories. RyKie Images & Events is the first photography studio to win such an award from the Chamber.
“Now more than ever, events like the Chamber Awards are crucial,” Kiedrowski said. “Alberta is in the worst economic crisis in memory, but local business is still thriving. That’s such a positive sign.” In fact, 2015 yielded the best financial year to date for the company.
RyKie Images & Events has been operating in the County of Newell since 2008. The Duchess-based studio plans to enhance client services even further with a couple key partnerships including work with a major website developer and teaching at a post-secondary centre.