April 15, 2010
Nathan Helder, president of Jan Gelderman Landscaping, was presented with the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC) Green Award, for providing outstanding – and courageous – leadership to the industry. Helder is chair of LO’s environmental stewardship committee.

The FCC award committee noted that following in the tradition of company founder Jan Gelderman and his son Hank – a recipient of the FCC Lifetime Achievement Award – Nathan Helder embraces a value system that dictates the responsible stewardship of this great creation. Helder has written several articles for trade and industry magazines, addressing environmental issues in a thoughtful – but also provocative – way, challenging his colleagues to join him in his stewardship crusade.

The award was presented at the Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala, organized annually by the FCC to recognize, honour and celebrate the very best in corporate excellence and community service. The sold-out gala was hosted by the African Lion Safari.