TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) announced
today that Paul and Gleniss Thomey, owners and operators of THAT PRO LOOK, a sports apparel retailer in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
will be honoured with the Ambassador Award sponsored by Chase
The Ambassador Award sponsored by Chase Paymentech, the payment
processing and merchant acquiring business of JPMorgan Chase & Co.,
recognizes the outstanding contributions of a local independent
retailer to his or her community. The recipient is seen as a visionary,
an innovator, and an integral part of the community that his or her
business serves. Paul and Gleniss Thomey were selected this year among
a long list of amazing independent retailers in Canada as they
personify the commitment, resilience and passion required to operate a
highly respected and successful small business. The couple has been at
the helm of THAT PRO LOOK, a specialty sports apparel, equipment and
licensed fan gear retail store, since 1996. The store is located in
the Avalon Mall in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
"Paul and Gleniss are known for their community involvement, their
dedication to customer service and their devotion to employees," noted
Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO of Retail Council of Canada. "They are genuine retail and small business ambassadors who embody the
true spirit of entrepreneurship and charitable giving and the industry
is proud to recognize their accomplishments."
THAT PRO LOOK, established, owned and operated by the Thomey's, gives to
the community and the charitable organizations its staff and customers
support. As many colleagues and customers in St. John's noted, Paul
and Gleniss also go beyond the call of duty and provide support and
mentorship to young students doing projects on topics such as
entrepreneurship and small business ownership.
Paul and Gleniss Thomey will be recognized by the industry at the Retail
Council of Canada (RCC) annual Excellence in Retailing Award Dinner
held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at STORE 2013 - Canada's Retail
Conference. For more information about STORE 2013, visit www.storeconference.ca.
Retail Council of Canada is the Voice of Retail in Canada. Founded in
1963, RCC is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing
more than 45,000 store fronts of all retail formats across Canada,
including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent stores,
and online merchants. We speak for an industry that touches the daily
lives of Canadians in every corner of the country — by providing jobs,
career opportunities, and by investing in communities.
Media are invited to attend STORE 2013.
SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada
For further information:
Retail Council of Canada
416 922-6678 ext. 241