The winners of this year’s BC Aboriginal Business Awards have been announced.
Businesses from the north are well-presented on the awards list, and CFNR is proud to say we’re one of this year’s winners.
CFNR is the Aboriginal Business Partnership of the Year winner, and staff will be at the ABA banquet on October 19th in Vancouver to accept the award.
Greg Smith is the CEO of CFNR and says the recognition means a lot, considering the rough journey to get the company to where it is today.
He adds it’s was a team effort, and especially thanks CFNR’s listeners everywhere.
Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad is presenting the awards, and CFNR’s Kiefer Collison is taking on MCing duties.
The BC Aboriginal Business Awards were launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence.
2016 BC Aboriginal Business Awardees
- Business of the Year – one-to-two person enterprise: Big Bear Services Wildlife Monitoring, Moberly Lake
- Outstanding Achievement: 4TR Ventures Ltd., North Thompson
- Business of the Year – three-to-ten person enterprise: Callison & Hanna Law, Vancouver
- Outstanding Achievement: Tim Tom Construction, Dawson Creek
- Business of the Year – ten or more person enterprise: Getumdone Contracting Ltd., Houston
- Outstanding Achievement: Tla’amin Convenience Store, Powell River
- Community-Owned Business of the Year – one entity: Tk’emlups Petro Canada/Carwash, Kamloops
- Outstanding Achievement: Gitxsan Safety Services Inc., Hazleton
- Outstanding Achievement: Rupert Lawn & Garden, Prince Rupert
- Community-Owned Business of the Year – two or more entities: Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group, Fort Langley
- Outstanding Achievement: Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation, Penticton
- Aboriginal – Industry Business Partnership of the Year: Tsi Del Del Enterprises Ltd., Chilanko Forks
- Aboriginal – Aboriginal Business Partnership of the Year: Northern Native Broadcasting (CFNR), Terrace
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Defy Hair and Esthetics, Kelowna
- Outstanding Achievement: Alpha-Omega Productions, Kamloops