Locals winners named for Aboriginal Business Awards

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THOMPSON-OKANGAN - Some local aboriginal entrepreneurs are coming away from the B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards with wins this week.

Troy Fraser Chiropractic of Kamloops has won Business of the Year in the one to two person enterprise category.

Skyride Bike and Board Inc. of Vernon has won an outstanding achievement award for companies with three to 10 people.

River Fresh Wild Seafood of Kamloops has been recognized for outstanding achievement in the Joint Business Venture of the Year category along with the Lower Nicola Indian Band and LNB Construction of Merritt.

The winners of the seventh annual B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards were announced by Premier Christy Clark and will be formally awarded at a gala dinner in Vancouver in October.

The awards were launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence in six categories.

A total of 15 aboriginal businesses, entrepreneurs, joint ventures and community-owned enterprises will be recognized.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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