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Developer, Mi'kmaq leader inducted into business hall of fame

A developer with an eye for history, a native leader who has helped his community become a business force and a pair of pioneers in Nova Scotia’s fishing community are the latest inductees into the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.

On Thursday, Historic Properties developer Armour (Ben) McCrea and Membertou Chief Terrance Paul became the latest members of the hall in a Halifax ceremony. Read more at


A.P. Reid and Membertou Launch New Office in Membertou Business Center

New Client Service Centre now open for business

MEMBERTOU, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2011) - A.P. Reid Insurance Stores and Membertou Corporate Division are excited to announce their new partnership. This new company will provide a full range of personal lines and commercial insurance products and programs to the residents, businesses and organizations of Cape Breton while providing sustainable employment to the Membertou First Nations community.


Transparent, entrepreneurial First Nations reap economic success from coast to coast

When Clarence Louie, chief of B.C.'s Osoyoos Indian Band, travels across Canada to speak to business conferences or schools, he asks cab drivers their impressions of aboriginal people. They tell him Indians get handouts. That they live off the federal government and don't pay rent. They say that First Nations people are drunk, or lazy.


Membertou Turns Sod for New Hotel - Hampton Inn by Hilton

Membertou has broken ground on the new 124 room, 6-story Membertou Hampton Inn hotel development. Membertou and Charlottetown business partner, D.P. Murphy Inc. expect that the $12.7 million dollar hotel will open in the fall of 2011. 

The Membertou Hampton Inn, by Hilton is estimated to create more than 50 permanent jobs ranging from managers to housekeeping and sales staff. During construction, an additional 50 trades people will also be employed.


Membertou Corporate Division Promotes Richard Paul to Chief Operations Officer

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Membertou today announced the promotion of member Richard Paul to Chief Operating Officer.   Mr. Paul, will focus on external business and communicating operational objectives and long-term goals to the Membertou group of companies.

 “Positioning a member of our community in a role that contributes, through business ventures, to the betterment of our community will secure the philosophies and values that our people represent,” says Chief Terrance Paul of Membertou.