GLENTEL Inc. to be inducted into Burnaby Business Hall of Fame

    BURNABY, BC, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - On October 1, 2009, the Burnaby Board of
Trade (BBOT) and the City of Burnaby will induct GLENTEL Inc.(TSX: GLN) into
the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Hall of Fame. The BBOT will hold a
celebratory luncheon at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown where Burnaby Mayor
Derek Corrigan will personally present the award to make the induction
official. Thomas Skidmore, GLENTEL's President and Chief Executive Officer,
will accept the award on behalf of the organization.
    The Hall of Fame award is presented annually to a Burnaby-based business
that has demonstrated outstanding success for over twenty-five years and has
made a positive and significant impact on the local community. Past winners of
this distinction include Electronic Arts Canada, Bosa Properties, and Hemlock
Printers Ltd.
    The luncheon event will also announce the list of businesses that have
been nominated and shortlisted to win an award in eight business categories,
including Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business Person of
the Year, Burnaby Community Spirit, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurial
Spirit, Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year and Environmental

    The Burnaby Board of Trade is Burnaby's pre-eminent business association.
Embracing diversity, we welcome organizations within all sectors and sizes of
our global business community and foster a sustainable business environment by
facilitating business success through networking, education, advocacy and
economic development.

    GLENTEL (TSX: GLN) is a leading provider of innovative and reliable
telecommunications services and solutions in Canada and the United States.
Founded in 1963 and headquartered since 1989 in Burnaby, BC, Glentel comprises
two operating divisions - Retail and Business - that service thousands of
consumers and commercial telecommunications customers. Together with its
divisions, the company operates more than 270 locations across Canada located
in retail malls and store fronts, Costco Wholesale stores, and business
centres. As the largest multi-carrier mobile phone retailer in Canada, it
offers a choice of network carrier and wireless device or phone. To its
business and government customers, Glentel offers wireless service, rental
equipment, satellite and terrestrial network systems, tower sites, and
wireless asset monitoring. Glentel operates its business under the trading
names Glentel Wireless, WirelessWave, The Telephone Booth (Tbooth and la
cabine T), and WIRELESS etc. Eight of its retail locations are located in

For further information:

For further information: Roley Chiu, Communications Manager, Burnaby
Board of Trade, (604) 412-0100,; Cary Skidmore, Vice President,
Marketing, Glentel Inc., (604) 415-6500,; Media Contact for
Glentel: Shafiq Jamal, Vice President, James Hoggan & Associates, (604)
739-7500,; For more information about the Burnaby Board of
Trade, visit; For more information about GLENTEL Inc., visit

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