2021 BUSINESS PERSONS OF THE YEAR
Sue and Jay Blanchard Safety Signs
Signs is also one of the founding donors of the Chamber ’ s Lakeville Works workforce initiative – developed to create awareness of in-demand careers in and around our Lakeville community .
When asked about what they would like their legacy to be , the Blanchards say it is to create a place for people to enjoy what they do , a place for friends and their kids to be employed , and a place that works tirelessly to make sure the public and industry workers get home safe to their families every day . To quote Jay , “ You work hard , take care of your people , and realize that the more you give away the more you seem to get .”
The Business Person of the Year is now in its 31st year . The Business Person of the Year nominations come from the Lakeville community and Chamber members . Past award recipients are privileged with choosing the new recipient . Criteria include success in developing or contributing to business , impact made in the community , and contributions to the Chamber .
Since 1993 Safety Signs has been bringing their “ Whatever it Takes ” attitude to job sites all over the region . Their “ no problem , we will take care of it ” dedication and commitment to safety and customer service has allowed Safety Signs to grow and exceed expectations for 30 years .
Their philanthropy has touched so many including the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation Lights & Sirens Golf Tournament and the Chamber Foundation ’ s Suds for Scholars fundraising event – serving as a long-time presenting sponsor for both . Safety
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