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Pictographic Creative Offer New Services After Closing Deals on the Tradeshow Floor

Like most small businesses implementing off-the-cusp ideas and putting relationships first, Peter Arkell and his team had to go through a few iterations before they attended the Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) as Pictographic Creative. We had the chance to witness the evolutionary nature since ABM West in 2015. “Derek Mitchell and myself attended as Coast Salish Technologies,” recalls Peter, Design …

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Spirit Bear Coffee Company & Pacific Coastal Airlines

Spirit Bear Coffee Company and Pacific Coastal Airlines first met on the ABM tradeshow floor. Using the power of the National ABM Network, the two entrepreneurial spirits have enjoyed a long-standing partnership, always finding new ways to bounce ideas, support each other and even nurtured a friendship along the way. The two entities have now successfully created “the next evolution” …

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is a progressive and vibrant Coast Salish community of approximately 500 members located along the shores of the Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, BC. Lori Simcox is a Senior Project Manager for TWN Economic Development. She has attended the last three ABM’s. As a result of ABM 2013, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation made new partnerships with Levelton Consultants, …

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Seven Generations Environmental Services

Seven Generations Environmental Services Ltd. is a company owned by six Stó:lō First Nation communities specializing in providing environmental monitoring for construction projects, fish isolation techniques, habitat and wildlife assessments, and habitat restoration/reclamation. Seven Generations attended the Aboriginal Business Match for the second time in 2014 in Penticton, and was very impressed with the outcome. “We were looking to build …

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Cayoose Creek Indian Band and BMO

The Cayoose Creek Indian Band is located in the St’át’imc Nation. Chief Michelle Edwards has found ABM to be a great resource for her community. “Through ABM we have created a valuable business relationship with BMO, who helped us finance the purchase of Antares Project Services, an industry leader in construction projects for public and private sector clients,” said Michelle. …

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Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs and SITE Energy Services

Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs is comprised of six bands in west-central Saskatchewan. BATC attended ABM SK 2014 in June with the goal of pursuing partnerships with organizations possessing a vision for future growth, resources to help achieve that growth, and clear management. BATC’s first joint venture within the energy sector was signed three months after ABM SK and included two …

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Muskowekwan First Nation and Canada North Camps

The Muskowekwan First Nation attended the Aboriginal Business Match to create new relationships and explore opportunities for business. As a direct result of ABM SK 2014, Muskowekwan signed a 50/50 Partnership Agreement with Canada North Camps a few months after the event. The agreement will provide camp and catering service to industry building heavy construction projects. “Our partnership with Canada …

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Malahat Nation and Quantum Murray

The Malahat Nation is made up of just under 300 members and has a large land base on southern Vancouver Island in Mill Bay, BC. Representatives from Malahat met with Quantum Murray LP, a full service environmental contractor, at ABM 2014 in Penticton, and quickly established a mutually beneficial working relationship. “We were looking for a company knowledgeable about land …

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The Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation

The Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation (OIBDC), a major economic generator in the South Okanagan currently involved in more than $100 million of joint venture projects, participated in ABM West with the goal of forming new business relationships and showcasing their current initiatives. Glen Harris, VP Development Manager for OIBDC’s Senkulmen Business Park, attended his first ABM in Penticton in …