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.
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.
2018 BC Indigenous Business Awardees
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