Citation for BC Aboriginal Business Awards Achiever

Business of the Year - three to 10 person enterprise

Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products

Ellen Melcosky, Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products Inc.

Ellen Melcosky, a member of the Esketemc (Alkali) who has made Westbank First Nation her home, is the owner and operator of Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products Incorporated. At first, Ellen used her own back yard to smoke her specialty salmon. Now, fourteen years later, Little Miss Chief's product, is carefully prepared in a federally approved plant in Sooke and distributed worldwide. Its beautiful presentation and delectable flavour make it a favourite host gift in Canadian Embassies. Ellen has maximized food security and provided outstanding customer service to successfully build her company, and find her place in the established food industry.

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Previous Awardees

Nominations Open for 2017

BC Aboriginal Business Awards

  • 2016 Award Recipients
    • Big Bear Services Wildlife Monitoring
    • Callison & Hanna Law
    • Getumdone Contracting Ltd.
    • Tk'emlups Petro Canada/Carwash
    • Seyem' Qwantlen Business Group
    • Tsi Del Del Enterprises Ltd.
    • Northern Native Broadcasting (CFNR)
    • Defy Hair and Esthetics
    • Robert Louie

  • 2016 Outstanding Business Achievers
    • 4TR Ventures Ltd.
    • Tim Tom Construction
    • Tla'amin Convenience Store
    • Gitxsan Safety Services Inc.
    • Rupert Lawn & Garden
    • Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation
    • Alpha-Omega Productions

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