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.
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CAFE Vancouver Region and our Family Enterprise of the Year Award Committee invite you to nominate a local family business, including yours, for our 2016 Family Enterprise of the Year Award.
Established in 1986, the Family Enterprise of the Year Achievement Award (FEYA) is awarded annually by CAFE Vancouver to recognize, celebrate and promote the achievements of Canadian family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our national economy.
2016 FEYA Award Application Guidelines
The applicant must be a “family-owned business” defined as a private or public company, organization or holding company that has the following characteristics:
We will also be looking for a family business that employs good family business governance structures and a process; that has grown; and has created a successful culture and community.
Some of our past Vancouver Family Enterprise of the Year Award Recipients include:
The Renshaw Family of Renshaw Travel
The Kouwenhoven Family of Hemlock Printers
The Klassen Family of Valley Pulp and Sawdust Carriers
The Flavelle Family of Purdy’s Chocolatiers
The Meggy Family of The Great Little Box Company
The McLaughlin Family of Grouse Mountain Resorts
The Yochlowitz Family of ABC Recycling
The committee comprises family business members, advisors, family business leaders and CAFE members and will evaluate FEYA Award applications. They understand what it takes to start-up and maintain a successful family business. Our committee members are:
We will be announcing our 2016 Vancouver Region Family Enterprise of the Year Finalists and Winner at an Award Breakfast in June, 2016. The
If you would like an application or have any questions please contact Colleen Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, CAFE Vancouver Region @ 604 721 1241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.