CAFE Vancouver was started in 1983 as one of the founding chapters under CAFE National. Interested in the common mandate of CAFE National, well known family business owners took on the challenge of creating and promoting an association dedicated to the well being and success of family businesses in British Columbia.
CAFE Vancouver Region is proud to announce the 2013 Family Enterprise of the Year Award is the Klassen Family of Valley Carriers. The Klassens are celebrating 50 year in business together as a family. They are a 3rd generation business. Vallley Carriers employs 50 people and 25 of those are family members. The Klassens are truly a family in busienss together. They are entrepreneurial and look for opportunities for growth. They work with each other's strenghts. The Klassens have a family retreat weekend once a year. This year they are expecting 50 Klassens to attend! The Klassens work with a multi-disciplinary team of professional advisors to strengthen their business with a goal of preserving it for the 4th generation. Congratulations Klassen Family.
We would also like to ackowledge the Wood Family of Mt Seymour Resorts and the Maharaj Family of Avaram Homes. The Wood Family has been in business together since 1984. They have established Mt Seymour as the place where Vancouver learns to ski and snowboard. The Maharaj Family has been building custom homes in the Lower Mainland for over 35 years.
Stay tuned for upcoming pictures!
Tuesday May 14th, 8:00 am
Owen Bird LLP, 29th Floor Bentall 3
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