LAKE REGION - On Sunday April 6, IGA held their annual employee appreciation party at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort.  IGA is celebrating eight years at the Hawley Market IGA and 27 years at Lake Region IGA.
  Some of their most loyal employees have been with them from the beginning.  Lake Region IGA opened on May 17, 1987 and owner Jim Shook has been in charge for 15 years.  He has seen many changes over the course of the years, but wanted his employees to know that they are appreciated.  
In a changing work environment, some of the employees have adapted and overcome many obstacles.  Most notably, Mike Krellof the Meat Department and David French of the Bakery received the IGA lifetime achievement awards.  Richard McElroy, General Manager, received the HAS award.
  This award is named after Jim’s parents, Harry and Anita shook and it’s given to an employee who demonstrates exceptional skills and genuine care about the business and its future.