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” of their partnership at ABM Vancouver Island, where Spirit Bear Coffee’s sister company, 1 Nation Distribution, will be handling all the commissary needs for Pacific Coastal.
“Years ago when we sat down together at the Aboriginal Business Match in Penticton, [Pacific Coastal Airlines] listened to what we had to say as a company and that was critically important to us,” says Paul Biglin, President of Spirit Bear Coffee Company. “Finding out they had a similar story and similar goals led us to a relationship, not just as strategic partners, but as friends.”
Spirit Bear Coffee Company’s longstanding partnership with Pacific Coastal Airlines gives them direct access to maintain relationships with Nations who they serve that are “not served by other big carriers.”