Mussell Crane Manufacturing took the ‘Business of the Year’ award for companies with 11+ employees in the 2018 Indigenous Business awards. (Mussell Crane Manufacturing)

Mussell Crane Manufacturing of Chilliwack wins Indigenous business award

Chilliwack company reps say they’re excited and honoured to win 2018 Indigenous Business of the Year

A Chilliwack manufacturing company has won a 2018 BC Indigenous Business Award.

Mussell Crane Manufacturing was recognized as ‘Business of the Year’ and will receive the award at a gala dinner at the Fairmont Vancouver on Oct. 15.

”We are excited and honoured to be chosen Business of the Year (11 or more person enterprise) for the 2018 BC Indigenous Business Awards,” said a Mussell Crane rep on their Facebook page.

READ MORE: Mussell Crane in the Progress

The winners were announced by the BC Achievement Foundation, the program’s presenting organization. About 600 people will gather to honour excellence at the gala.

Members of the 2018 jury panel include Brenda Baptiste, Louis de Jaeger of Chilliwack, Laurie Sterritt and Laara Yaghujaanas.

“The BC Indigenous Business Awards’ program has elevated over 170 outstanding businesses from throughout the province for the past 10 years,” said Scott McIntyre, Foundation Chair.

“As we mark this important decade of excellence and look to the future, the 2018 cohort of awardees lead the way as examples of entrepreneurship, commitment and extraordinary vision, all of which play a key role in the strength of our provincial economy. Congratulations on your achievements and thank you for inspiring us all.”

Launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence, the IBA program will recognize 16 Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, partnership entities and community-owned enterprises at this year’s Gala Dinner.

The BC Indigenous Business Awards are presented by the BC Achievement Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and generously supported by New Relationship Trust, Teck, TD, BC Hydro, CN, Enbridge, Encana, FortisBC, Vancity and Western Forest Products.

An independent foundation established and endowed in 2003 by the Province of British Columbia, the BC Achievement Foundation honours and celebrates community service, arts, humanities and Indigenous enterprise.

READ MORE: Local biz growth recognized

2018 BC Indigenous Business Awardees

• Young Entrepreneur of the Year:

Skywest Environmental Inc. – Williams Lake

Outstanding Business Achievement:

Van – Isle Auto Brokers – Victoria

• Business of the Year – one-to-two person enterprise:

Ay Lelum-The Good House of Design – Nanaimo

Outstanding Business Achievement:

Second Pass Forestry Ltd. – Kamloops

• Business of the Year – three-to-10 person enterprise:

Reciprocal Consulting – West Vancouver

Outstanding Business Achievement:

Haida Style Expeditions – Skidegate

Outstanding Business Achievement:

Kootenay Waste Services Ltd. – Nelson

• Business of the Year – 11+ more person enterprise:

Mussell Crane Manufacturing – Chilliwack

Outstanding Business Achievement:

Kikinaw Energy Services Ltd. – Fort St. John

• Community-Owned Business of the Year – one entity:

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP – Enderby

Outstanding Business Achievement:

Painted Rock Aggregates & Contracting LLP – Savona

Outstanding Business Achievement:

Quilakwa Investments – Enderby

• Community-Owned Business of the Year – two or more entities:

Kanaka Bar Land and Resource LP – Lytton

• Business Partnership of the Year:

Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership – Port Alberni

Outstanding Business Achievement:

Cariboo Aboriginal Forestry Enterprises Ltd. – Williams Lake

See more at

http://www.bcachievement.com/indigenousbusiness/


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