BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Cheam Enterprises Inc.
Cheam Enterprises Inc. (CEI) has a goal to increase revenues and opportunities for the Cheam First Nation and its Members. CEI is exploring sustainable growth and development opportunities in the areas of tourism, forestry, market housing, agriculture, and information technology. CEI will be examining options of partnerships, joint ventures and other business opportunities within the traditional territory, surrounding region and internationally. CEI opened a campsite in the summer of 2014 in a unique setting along the scenic, mighty and amazing Fraser River.
Nancy Murphy, First Nations Advisor
Nancy Murphy as an independent First Nation Advisor. who is a designated Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager, a designated Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer and a Director of the First Nation Financial Management Board. As an independent First Nation Advisor, previously a First Nation Advisor with two engineering firms (First Nations division), a Financial Administrator, and a Band Administrator.
She has an excellent and a diverse experience and knowledge of First Nations and First Nation organizations and associations including: • Financial Management as an accountant, a financial administrator and an advisor. | • Financial Administration Law and policy development. | • Economic Development | • Comprehensive Community Planning | • Administration of all First Nation programs including Social Development, Education, Health, Human Resources, Housing | • Land Management including the Land Code | • Governance: | • Federal, provincial and municipal government organization in creating partnerships and working well with the interrelationships of First Nations, organizations and governments | • Community membership consultation and engagement as an administrator, an advisor and a facilitator | • First Nations and organizations experience and successful work with boards, committees, councils, government and other bodies | • Funding proposals.
Seven Drum Enterprises
Becky Hall - Bookkeeper
Offering bookkeeping services for small, service-based business. Also providing income tax return services for self-employed persons. I have great knowledge with on/off Reserve taxation, and can work with you to increase business results through tracking expenses and maximizing claimable business expenses.
Snowdog Enterprises Inc. Business Consulting Specializing in Hospitality
Louis De Jaeger
Business entrepreneur, social activist, community advocate and community leader. Louis De Jaeger is passionate about helping Indigenous entrepreneurs and is currently President of the Stó:lō Business Association. Louis speaks about creating an economic eco-system that drives community partnerships, supports entrepreneurial growth, and examines business based on one’s ‘worldview’- profit vs prosperity in a changing business world.
With a hospitality career that spans 35 years from Winnipeg to Vancouver and London, UK. The Restaurant Owner turned politician (2015 Federal Liberal Candidate for Chilliwack-Hope) now works as a Community Resource Manager for Stó:lō Community Futures based in Chilliwack while finishing his Master’s in Business and Aboriginal Leadership at Simon Fraser University.
“Busy is ‘entrepreneurship’, we are probably the worst boss we’ve ever had” Former owner of Bravo Restaurant Accolades include: 2016 Al McCacken award for Business Volunteer of the Year for BC (Community Futures), 2015 Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Business of the Year, 2012 Outstanding Achievement for Aboriginal Business in BC, 3-time winner Dining Excellence Award ~ Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, 6-time winner Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival (wine list awards). Louis’ ancestral families are Sinclair and Norquay, with family ties to the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trade. He is Michif, Scottish-Cree from St. Andrews, Red River Settlement. His ggg-Uncle was John Norquay, first Métis Premier of Manitoba.
Stó:lō Business Association
Alena Goodman-Bear, Executive Director
The Stó:lō Business Association is membership based organization, driven by Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs, and is the voice for Indigenous businesses in S’ólh Téméxw. The Stó:lō Business Association will promote Indigenous business growth, and advocates and supports Indigenous businesses through networking, communications, Member Benefits, educational programs and resources. You are eligible to join as a member if your business is 51% Indigenous owned and controlled, and operates within S’ólh Téméxw.
Stó:lō Community Futures
Rocio Zielinski - General Manager
Stó:lō Community Futures is a "not-for-profit" organization whose programs are directed by a Board of Directors whose members are a volunteer group of local business professionals and community leaders who support the economy and development of their community. Stó:lō Community Futures is mandated to provide support in the process of community economic development to all Indigenous peoples living within S’ólh Téméxw. Most of all, Stó:lō Community Futures embraces and celebrates Stó:lō cultural values and believes in creating and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit in our communities.
Sts'ailes Development Corporation
Harvey Paul & Robert Lagasse
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
The mission of the Sts’ailes Development Corporation, a Sts’ailes owned & controlled organization, is to serve the sovereign interests of the Sts’ailes people through the creation, ownership and operation of profitable businesses including socio-economic enterprises that nurture & strengthen self-reliance.