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Campbell River And Comox Valley Businesspeople Among 2023 Indigenous Business Awards Recipients

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 6:54 AM

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO Indigenous Business Awards)

Campbell River and Comox Valley businesspeople are among the recipients of this year’s Indigenous Business Awards.

Presented annually, the Indigenous Business Award program shares stories of Indigenous business excellence – while setting an example for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

In addition to providing an authentic space to showcase successes and drive change, the awards are meant to build stronger connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous economies in the province.

Now in its 15th year, the program counts over 220 remarkable businesses among its alumni.

Winners this year include:

Business of the Year – one-to-two person enterprise: Daxgedim Haanak Nation Building, Marcia Turner – Comox
Business of the Year – three-to-ten person enterprise: Totem Design House, Erin Brillon – Courtenay
Community-owned Business of the Year – two or more entities: Tiičma Enterprises, Gary Wilson – Campbell River


To view the full list of recipients visit Indigenous Business Awards.

The recipients of the 2023 Indigenous Business Awards will be recognized during a formal gala ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

The event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased for $250 per person at 2023 Indigenous Business Award Gala.

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