Nominations for 2008 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Now Open

Nominations for 2008 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Now Open

by NationTalk on June 20, 20071786 Views

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(Toronto, ON) June 20, 2007 – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is proud to announce that they are ready to receive nominations for the next group of laureates to be named to the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame.“CCAB’s Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame pays tribute to outstanding business leaders of the past and the present and serves as an example of excellence for Aboriginal youth thinking about a career in business,” said Jocelyne Soulodre, CCAB President and CEO.

CCAB is looking for nominees nearing the end of their careers who have made a positive impact on their communities through a lifetime of achievements in business. The nominee must be an Aboriginal Canadian – someone who people look up to as a mentor – a role model who shows what hard work and dedication can accomplish. If you know of someone who meets these criteria, please tell CCAB about them.

The founding sponsor of the Hall of Fame is ESS Support Services, a division of Compass Group Canada.

In 2007, Chief Victor Buffalo of Hobbema, Alberta, Harry Cook of Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan and Garfield Flowers of Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador were recognized for their lifetime contribution to Aboriginal business. In 2006, Fred Carmichael of Inuvik and the late Suzanne Rochon Burnett from Welland, Ontario, entered the Hall. The first laureates, named in 2005, were Dr. Billy “Chief” Diamond from Waskaganish, Québec and Irvin Goodon from Boissevain, Manitoba.

Help CCAB to find the Aboriginal business leaders who deserve to stand beside them. The deadline to submit nominations is August 31, 2007. The nomination form is available at www.ccab.com – click on the ABHF logo and follow the links. While you’re there you can have a look at the biographical videos of all seven laureates and their acceptance speeches.

Help CCAB and ESS Support Services Canada honour the pioneers of Aboriginal business and inspire the next generation of Aboriginal business leaders.

CCAB is the country’s leading organization dedicated to promoting the full participation of Aboriginal communities in the Canadian economy. CCAB’s mission is to connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and companies with the opportunities they require to achieve personal and business success.

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For more information:
Jocelyne Soulodre, CCAB President & CEO
416-961-8663 ext. 235 jsoulodre@ccab.com

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