2020 Annual General Meeting of the Anishnawbe Business Professional Association
Miigwetch to all our members and guests who attended our First Annual General Meeting!
This event was held virtually via Zoom on September 24th, 2020 due to the public health circumstances. We were honoured to have Sol Mamakwa, MPP for Kiiwetinoog, join us as a special guest speaker to offer welcoming remarks for our members and guests.
In the morning, we had a quorum of our members, reviewed the year’s finances, and the returning board was approved, along with a new addition, Tony Marinaro, for the Treaty Three area!. Welcome, Tony!
Rachael Paquette of Cheadles LLP, John Glover of Minodahmun Development LP, and Robert Starr of Supercom Industries LP provided a stimulating and diverse panel focused on First Nations cooperative business opportunities, practical information on the legal formation of partnerships between organizations, and upcoming projects in our region and how impacts our communities.
We had guests joining us from as far as Southern Ontario to hear our public panel, Lessons Learned & Looking Forward, and members of local and regional media were in attendance as well.
While we hope the future allows us to gather together in person and share a meal, we believe this event was a success, and we look forward to exploring how we can continue to engage with our members, the public, and our leadership in this virtual way. Read our full report below.