Canadian Honker Receives Emmy Award for Involvement with Serving Our Troops/Hubbard Broadcasting On Display at Restaurant
Powers Ventures was presented with a prestigious Board of Governor’s Emmy Award from the National Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences in September for their long-standing leadership and involvement with the Serving Our Troops program. The iconic gold award was presented to Joe Powers, owner of Canadian Honker at the Rochester City Council meeting on January 23 by Pat Harris, founder of Serving Our Troops.
“Since 2008, we have been blessed to be a part of the Serving Our Troops effort showing appreciation to the Minnesota National Guard members and their families,” said Joe Powers. “Our military and their families make the ultimate sacrifices to protect our freedom. We are honored to give back in anyway that we can to show our support.” Annually, Canadian Honker along with other businesses and partners donate foods and services to feed more than 6,000 Minnesota National Guard troops and their families before being deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan. Over the years, the city of Rochester, Canadian Honker and the Mayo Civic Center have also provided a ‘home’ location for one of the Serving Our Troops events.
Since 2004, Serving Our Troops volunteers have raised enough resources to serve 75,000 home-cooked steaks to deployed troops and their families at nine events: from Minnesota to Mississippi, Kosovo to Kuwait, and in Iraq. Volunteers from the community and from businesses prepare the meals for the troops on-site wherever they’re deployed — often in war zones — and here on the home front for their families. In addition, Hubbard Broadcasting has provided foundational leadership by providing the live video links across the globe to connect solders and their families during the events.
The Board of Governors Award honors visionary, long-standing relationships that creatively and effectively use corporate, non-profit and broadcast resources to showcase the power of broadcasting to advance a mission or message. The award is presented to a broadcaster, advertiser or company, as well as a non-profit organization, each of which has contributed to forward a cause.
The Emmy award will be proudly displayed at the Canadian Honker Restaurant.