Media Release

For Immediate Release
February 26th, 2021

Golden West acquires Summit Organizational Development

Steinbach, MB: Golden West is excited to announce it has purchased Summit Organizational Development (Summit), a local provider of strategy, human resource, and leadership and team development solutions.

The acquisition will strengthen Golden West’s ability to be the trusted, local expert on an expanded suite of solutions for businesses in Canadian communities.

“Our missions are aligned,” says Chief Operating Officer, Carter Friesen. “We need to continue to adapt to support our ability to serve communities – by helping our customers grow. In our experience as a customer of Summit, they have a comprehensive local approach that works. We are excited to welcome Steph, her team, and their customers!”

Steph Wiens, President of Summit, will continue to oversee the group as a part of Golden West’s executive team, while Jody Milburn becomes General Manager for Summit. Summit and its employees will continue to operate normally as both groups determine how to expand Summit’s product offering across communities that Golden West serves.

“Summit’s solutions have a proven track record to enhance the capacity of leaders and business owners and enable teams to be more productive – which leads to stronger business results,” according to Steph Wiens. “Together with Golden West, we will be able to offer customers holistic local solutions through one company and one virtual dashboard, so business owners can focus on their business – not vendors.”

About Summit
Summit has been successfully offering Strategy, Leadership Development and Team Development solutions to clients throughout Manitoba (and beyond) for many years within a wide range of industries. Their clients include small businesses, multi-million-dollar private companies, government, non-profits, financial services and post-secondary institutions. Summit is based in Steinbach, Manitoba. See Summit’s website here:

About Golden West
Golden West operates 75 radio and digital media brands across locations in 23 Western Canadian communities. As Canada’s premier private local media company, Golden West connects local people, businesses, and organizations. Golden West also operates Homefield, a full stack marketing services division. Golden West and its subsidiaries are based in Steinbach and Altona, Manitoba. See Golden West and Homefield websites here: /

For further information, contact:

Carter Friesen
Chief Operating Officer, Golden West