ARCHIMEDES said he could move the world with a lever long enough. If that sounds amazing, so are the accomplishments of two Nova Scotians being honoured tonight for showing how worlds can be changed by leaders who are sufficiently determined, creative and passionate in their work.
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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 thechronicleherald.ca
Find out what happened at a round table discussion in Ottawa about Aboriginal Economic Development from two of the Cape Breton participants. Membertou Chief Terry Paul, and Keith Brown, the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies at Cape Breton University. (runs 10:55) Listen at www.cbc.ca/informationmorningcb
This year CANDO chose the Mi’kmaq community of Membertou to host their 19th Annual National Conference. With over 300 delegates from across the Country, Membertou was thrilled they were chosen. Membertou is the 2nd Aboriginal community to have the ability and resources to host CANDO’s National Conference. Read more at www.mmnn.ca
Sharing the story of our people through 21st century innovation MEMBERTOU, NS March 25, 2011 This spring, generations of tradition will come together with the 21st century to begin a project hundreds of years in the making.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Membertou First Nation has entered into a joint-venture business partnership with GrupoGuascor of the Basque Country of Spain, to market renewable energy solutions in North America. GrupoGuascor is a global player in renewable energy technologies, specifically solar, wind, bio-energy equipment and applications. The North American partnership will market a full range of renewable energy technologies including equipment designed specifically for small rural communities and remote parts of the continent.