NEDC is hosting it’s 11th Annual Business Awards. Whether you are a small business owner or a sole proprietor running a business out of your home, managing a large staff of a community-owned enterprise, or you are growing a business from the ground up as an entrepreneur, these awards will recognize and celebrate your achievements.

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Business of the Year:

Totem Tree Services

(Dave Potter, Tzeachten FN)

Article: “One thing for certain, trees are definitely Dave Potter’s Totem

250-730-7770 (Port Alberni, BC)


Best New Business:

COBS BREAD Suter Brook

(Melissa Holt, Tseshaht FN)

Article: “Cobs’ Bakery wins Best New Business of the Year

604-461-2716 (Port Moody, BC)


Best Youth – Owned Business:
Shae Doiron Painting & Decorating

(Shae Doiron, Tseshaht FN)

Article: “Shae Doiron Painting & Decorating wins Best Youth-Owned Business

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250-735-1983 (Port Alberni, BC)

Best Environmental & Sustainable Business:

Mason Bee Central (Gordon Cyr – Metis Nation)

Article: “Gordon’s Bees Win Best Environmental and Sustainable Business


Best Arts & Cultural Business:

First Nation Photographer (Melody Charlie – Yuułu?ił?atḥ First Nation)

Article: “Melody Charlie wins Best Arts & Cultural Business Award

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250-266-2507 (Ucluelet, BC)


Outstanding Business Achievement:

Taa-Wa Fish Company Ltd. (Patrick Charleson Sr. – Hesquiaht First Nation)

Article: “Patrick Charleson Fishing Company wins Outstanding Business Achievement Award

Congratulations to the 2016 Award Winners.

We wish you continued success!!