The ongoing community investment in Prince Rupert by the Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Economic Development Corporation continues to pay off impressive dividends, with the Corporation today announced as one of just a few Award Winners in the BC Achievement Indigenous Business Awards.
The list of those being honoured was released in Vancouver today, with the Prince Rupert based Corporation winner in the Community Owned Business of the Year category.
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They were the one of two winners from Northern British Columbia with eight award winners announced in total today, the culmination of a near five month process from nomination to Award announcement.
“The Indigenous Business Award program recognizes and inspires business achievement. This year in particular, the program also signifies hope as the economy strengthens and diversifies. The Indigenous enterprises being recognized with an Indigenous Business Award provide new opportunities and stronger relationships, and help make all of our communities more resilient, inclusive and prosperous. Each year, the award program shows ways we can all benefit from integrating the practices of the past with the economies of the future.” -- Foundation Chair, Anne Giardini.
The IBA program was launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence and, in its 13th year, boasts over 200 remarkable businesses within its alumni. A total of eight Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, partnership entities and community-owned enterprises were recognized today from across the province of BC.
The IBA program is presented by BC Achievement in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
A range of sponsors help towards the program and you can learn more about them and the award winners here.
The Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Economic Development Corporation operates five different businesses at the moment with plans for more expansion to come in the future.
For more notes on the Commercial Sector in the Northwest see our archive page here.