When the final awards were handed out at the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce’s 14th Celebrate Success Business Awards Wednesday Modern Mattress found out they were recipients of the Small Business of the Year award.
Jordan Schenher, co-owner of the business said the award was a gratifying one.
“Definitely to hear we were chosen was great. It definitely wasn’t expected from us,” he said, adding “we’re just happy to get the recognition, happy people recognize what we’ve done in the community.”
The award comes as sort of an anniversary present as the business marked its sixth year in the city only six days ago.
So what has been Modern Mattress’ secret to success the past half dozen years?
“The big secret is treating people right, doing for you clients what you tell them you will do,” said Schenher, adding it is important to “do everything you can to meet customer needs.”
Going hand-in-hand with keeping customers happy is a focus on keeping employees engaged “so they grow with us as a team,” said Schenher.
So will the award help in terms of business?
Well, it can’t hurt, offered Schenher.
“It’s food for networking, and to get a little bit more recognition for us,” he said, adding if “people are talking about us,” it’s typically a good thing.
As for the future, Schenher said they have a simple plan, stay on course but be ready to change when required to do so.
“We’ll continue to do what we do in Yorkton,” he said, adding that change is part of that. “We try to keep evolving.”
For a complete list of award winners see related story here.
For related story on the Large Business of the Year story here.