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Stories From The Field: Whitecap Dakota First Nation

In fluent Dakota, Elder Melvin Littlecrow, opened the breakfast at ABM Spotlight: Infrastructure & New Technologies, wishing our delegates health, wellness and good luck in their day ahead. Quiet and stoic, with a demeanour that demands silence, Elder Melvin, seemed to display traits that indicate introvertism. But as Communications Manager, Romila Barryman and Logistics Manager, Jamie Storm-Elley learned when they …

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Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Urges Communities To Start Before They’re Ready

The timing was less than ideal. Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation was still in the early stages of developing their 5 year economic development plan, so attending a 2.5-day business matching event with other business-ready companies and communities seemed out of the question. “We had partial ideas and projects that were only initially developed,” explains Chief Executive Officer, Ted Adnitt. “But Chief …

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PLATO Testing: How Value Alignment Became A Magnet For Business Deals

Pictured above: Denis Carignan, President of PLATO Testing wins the ABM Hockey Challenge at ABM Alberta. When the team at PLATO Testing decided to attend The Advanced Business Match (ABM), the biggest unknown was time. The idea of preparing for 31 pre-scheduled appointments in the span of 2.5 days sounded taxing, recalls Jarett Nickerson, Director of Sales and Marketing at …