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2012 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Inductees

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and ESS Support Services Worldwide (a member of Compass Group Canada), are pleased to announce the 2012 inductees into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF): Gregory Koostachin of Attawapiskat, Ontario, and David Tuccaro, Edmonton, Alberta. Aboriginal business leaders inducted into the ABHF are recognized for their accomplishments in achieving sustainable economic development in Aboriginalcommunities.

The CCAB would like to recognize and thank ESS, the founding and exclusive sponsor for the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame. Compass Group Canada and ESS Support Services Worldwide is the country’s leading foodservice and support services company providing  food and service excellence in sectors as diverse as business and industry, colleges and universities, healthcare and hospitals, sports, entertainment, leisure and cultural venues, remote camps, facilities management and vending. According to Erin Meehan, President of ESS, “Recognition of business leadership in the Aboriginal community has identified the role models that have inspired greater business activity and entrepreneurial ventures in Aboriginal communities”.

2012 marks the eighth year of the ABHF’s recognition of the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal business leaders from across Canada.  Video biographies of the fifteen ABHF laureates can be viewed at


The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’ Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Award will be presented at the Fourteenth Annual Toronto Gala on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Four Seasons Toronto.

            About the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB):

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) was founded in 1984 by a small group of visionary business and community leaders led by Murray Koffler, founder of Shoppers Drug Mart and co-founder of the Four Seasons Hotels andResorts. CCAB is committed to the full participation of Aboriginal people in Canada’s economy. A national non profit non partisan association, CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to both mainstream and Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses across Canada.

            Event Inquiries

For more information on the CCAB’s Fourteenth Annual Gala Dinner, please contact Maya Kwasnycia, Senior Manager of Events, or 416 961 8663 ext.224

Media Inquiries

Please contact Chris Allicock, Amberlight Productions, (416) 694-3131/ Cell (416) 319-8003 or

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