FEX Calgary Family Enterprise of the Year Award

Celebrating the contribution of business families!

For information about FEYA and the 2019 Application process, click here
Watch this video to learn about our award process.



The Lammle story officially began in 1983 when Barry Lammle and his brother saw an opportunity in the retail market, which lead them to open the first 3 stores in their hometown of Calgary, AB. The mission was simple: to address the real needs of everyday Albertans—those looking for a Western retail brand that provides better service, selection and convenience.

At that time, the family’s focus was split between retail and ranching, which put us in an ideal position to learn firsthand what our future customers valued. As a result, we spent the next 35 years creating a lifestyle brand experience that people from all walks of life found to be attractive and trustworthy.

Just like back home at the Lammle Ranch, where Marie Lammle set a hard–working example for her family, who in turn would contribute in whatever way they could, our company was built on the strength that comes from welcoming feedback and insight from everyone. It’s this approach to treating everyone with the same high level of respect and hospitality that makes Lammle’s a great place to work, and shop.

Today the Lammle’s brand is looking forward to a bright future as the next generation of the family begins to take the reins. Most recently, Barry’s eldest son, a family man whose country lifestyle continues to keep him at the forefront of his customer’s needs, is growing in senior responsibilities as we continue to find new ways to keep the Lammle’s Experience relevant and focused.

This 15th annual celebration is made possible with the support of our generous volunteers and staff.  Please join us as we recognize and celebrate the substantial and vital role family-controlled businesses play in our communities.

Congratulations and special thanks to our finalist families for bringing the challenges and achievements of the family business to life.

Share in this celebration and help us recognize the importance of family business in Calgary. The celebration includes a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and awards. Register Here.

The FEX Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) is given annually by FEX to recognize, celebrate and promote the achievements of Canadian family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our national economy. Each year the FEYA Recipient is featured at a gala dinner during which they deliver a presentation about the history and success of their business family, followed by a presentation to the recipient. Successful winners of the Regional Award will advance to the FEYA selection committee. Prior recipients of this prestigious award include both larger companies such as E.D. Smith & Sons Ltd. and Rogers Communications and smaller companies such as Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company and the Saskatoon Funeral Home. 


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