Airdrie Business Leader Award Recipient 2013
Mr. Jim Hassett of Hassett & Reid LLP has been named the recipient of the 2013 Airdrie Business Leader Award presented by the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce. This is the fourth year for this award, which is part of the Airdrie Business Awards program.
Mr. Hassett began his legal career in Calgary. In 2004 Jim was the major partner holding 50% interest in Warnock, Rathgeber & Hassett in Airdrie for 7 years before branching out on his own with Kristen Reid to form Hassett & Reid LLP. Their grand opening at their new office was held January 4, 2011 and the firm has steadily grown from 6 employees to 11.
“Mr. Hassett was selected for his business leadership and vision along with his contributions to his community”, says Lorna Hunt, member of the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce selection committee. “The nomination we received described Jim as a quiet super-hero when it comes to supporting Airdrie. Despite being the managing partner of a busy law practice, he can be counted on if a crisis arises within the community that needs immediate attention” says Lorna. “I was not surprised when I learned that Jim donates legal services to many non-profits.”
Jim’s passion for the Airdrie business community was evident many years ago when he first started teaching business classes ‘How to start and manage your own business’ thru Rocky View Adult Education. Last year he joined Airdrie Economic Development’s ‘Ask an Expert’ program and is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Airdrie Housing Limited. Jim said “It has been a pleasure and honour to hold this position with Airdrie Housing.”
The award will be presented to Mr. Hassett by the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, the award’s sponsor, at the Airdrie Business Awards Gala on October 26th.