Raven Reads Awarded Business of the Year from BC Achievement Foundation Indigenous Business Awards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2020
Contact: Nicole McLaren
October 5, 2020 —Raven Reads is proud to announce that it has been awarded “Business of the Year – one-to-two person enterprise” from the BC Achievement Foundation, Indigenous Business Awards (IBA). The IBA program was launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence and, in its 12th year, boasts over 200 remarkable businesses within its alumni. A total of eight Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, partnership entities and community-owned enterprises will be recognized from across the province of BC.
Founder & CEO, Nicole McLaren noted that this award "is a welcome achievement for the three years of hard work by our team at Raven Reads and we are humbled by the opportunity to be recognized amongst so many other incredible Indigenous businesses in BC."
The Indigenous Business Awards are usually celebrated one night a year in Vancouver, BC; however, due to Covid-19, this year's awards will be celebrated this November in a series of digital campaigns and films honouring their achievements.
BC Achievement is an independent foundation established in 2003 to celebrate community service, arts, humanities and enterprise. The Indigenous Business Award program is presented by BC Achievement in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and is generously supported by: Program Sponsor – TD Bank Group; Category Sponsors – Enbridge, New Relationship Trust, Ovintiv Inc., Teck, Vancity, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; and Supporting Sponsors – ANTCO, BC Hydro, BC Transit, CN, FortisBC, and Shaw.
Raven Readsis a curated collection of Indigenous literature and giftware in subscription box form. To honour the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, Raven Reads aims to inspire and educate, while creating a safe space for dialogue to take place. Through the written word, carried from past into the present, we expand our understanding and gain perspectives of the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people around the world.