It’s amazing what a person can accomplish when they have the desire to succeed.
And, when you reach a certain point in your life, those accomplishments can begin to add up, and people take notice.
Jack Tennant is a person whose life story just keeps on giving and is filled to the brim with endless surprises and countless successes that did not always come easy.
The man who started the Cochrane Eagle in 2001 has been the key player in shaping the media landscape in this town, and on May 24, Jack was honoured with the mayor and council’s Order of Cochrane at the Cochrane Community Awards.
Launching a weekly newspaper in the 1980s when many would have said he was crazy to do so, as there was already a publication in the tiny town of Cochrane, which then boasted a mere 3,000 population, Jack quickly trampled the competition and put them out of business.
Years later, the mighty Cochrane Eagle took flight and promptly became a huge success, and continues to soar to this day.
Jack has not just had his hands in Cochrane’s media landscape, but several in and around the Calgary area, including Airdrie, Olds and Innisfail. Jack was also one of the premier columnists for the Calgary Sun for many years.
Jack is a man whose entrepreneurial spirit stretches well beyond the business of newspapers, and well beyond business in general, as he has given so much of his time helping people from various walks of life.
As one of the most recognizable figures in Cochrane, Jack is also one of the most approachable.
Be it a conversation in a coffee shop, a chat about politics, real estate, or pretty much anything else a person would like to discuss, Jack has the gift of the gab, and whether you’re young, old, male, female, conservative, liberal, new to Cochrane or born and raised, you’ll have Mr. Tennant’s full attention.
Congratulations on your award, Jack…you are certainly one of a kind and deserving of all your accomplishments and recognition.