Chamber Director, Kayla Weston, had the honour of presenting the winner of the 2020 Small Business Award to Mark & Cara Baird of NAPA Auto Parts. It’s a substantial investment of funds, time, and a lot of hard work, sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears that go into starting and running a business! We are grateful that Mark and Cara took that risk on us here, moving to Fort Macleod 13 years ago when the opportunity to open a NAPA Auto Parts in town presented itself. They started out with bare bones inventory and sacrificed many comforts, living out of the NAPA shop and sleeping between the brake pads for awhile until they could get into a home. Mark’s dad had been born and raised in Fort Macleod so he was familiar with the area. Mark and Cara work together with their two sons, Brayden and Thomas, to run the business.
To quote their nomination, “They are one of the best suppliers that we deal with! They truly go above and beyond for their customers. They are also very community minded, often donating to fundraisers and silent auctions.” We are so fortunate to have the services they provide available here and the Baird family in Fort Macleod. Congratulations NAPA Auto Parts! We wish you success here for years to come.