Marjorie Carmona-Newman, owner of MCN Immigration Consulting, and Kris Salumbides, co-founder of the Quality Care Group of Companies, were recognized for their contribution to the community.
Newman, who is the UCP candidate in the Glenora riding for next year’s provincial election, received an award for “Excellence in Community Service” while Salumbides, who established Quality Sleep Care, Alberta Medical Supplies and Medicus Family Clinic and Pharmacy with his business partners Jessie Tallon and Jacob Christian, was given an award for “Excellence in Entrepreneurship”.
Newman, who arrived in Canada 13 years ago, is treasurer of the Philippine Business Society of Alberta (PBSA) and a columnist of the Alberta Filipino Journal. For years, she has been active in various Filipino community events.
Salumbides, who started as an Overseas Filipino Worker in Canada in 2008, and his partners have been backing Filipino community events, mostly involving OFWs in the province and the companies they co-owned have employed more than 60 Filipino-Albertans. He and his partners have opened also their doors to future entrepreneurs when they conducted the “Business Start-Ups Road Map To Success” Conference last February 3 in Edmonton.
Salumbides, a registered sleep technologist by profession, said that their hard work paid off and after six years of operation, they are planning to expand to other provinces.(with reports from EA Odron, TFCC)