TFN was one of five communities to receive the province’s prominent Open for Business Award at the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention in Vancouver on September 22, 2015.
Upon receiving the award, TFN Chief Bryce Williams commented, “Supporting our small business entrepreneurs is one way in which we are building a sustainable community. Receiving the Open for Business Award is an important signal that our initiatives are on the right track, and that we are building a bright future, not only for our Nation, but also for our surrounding British Columbia communities. Additionally, we would like to recognize and congratulate the other award recipients – Abbotsford, the City of Langley, Sidney, and Surrey.”
TEDC’s small Business Grant Program was highlighted in TFN’s award submission and it is designed to assist Members launch a new business or expand an existing business. The program offers access to capital along with business training and one-to-one coaching for all participants. To date, the program has had a significant and positive impact on TFN’s emerging business leaders.