SMA Architecture + Design partner Tim Meldrum named ‘Boss of the Year’

The Helena Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2023 Boss of the Year award to SMA Architecture + Design’s Tim Meldrum on Friday who was met with a small audience, cameras and applause.

Taken by surprise, Meldrum received the award for what he said was just coming into work inspired every day by his colleagues.

“Some people can talk and cry, but I can’t,” Meldrum said. He was surrounded by friends and associates in Halloween costumes and even some members on Zoom.

The business’s partner Jason Davis said a few words before Meldrum had a chance to speak after being handed the award.

“I am lucky to have a business partner in Tim. You do what is best for people and not for money,” Davis said.

Tim Meldrum, of SMA Architecture + Design, right, receives the Boss of the Year award from Callie Aschim, president of the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce, on Friday morning in the architecture firm’s office.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Meldrum views the term “leadership” as someone you want to follow, but has a disdain for the word boss.

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