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15th anniversary celebration of Manitoba’s Indigenous entrepreneurs

October 21, 2019 — 

Since 2005, the I.H. Asper School of Business has profiled and celebrated the achievements of Indigenous entrepreneurs at the VIBE Awards – one of Manitoba’s most prestigious events honouring Indigenous business leaders.

This year’s event, taking place on November 7th at the Fort Garry Hotel, marks the 15th anniversary of the awards celebration to recognize the impact made on the Manitoba business community by the award recipients. Our 2019 VIBE award recipients are Troy McLennan of HUB Technology Solutions and Angie Zachary of BeYOUTee School, Factory & Bar. 

Troy McLennan | HUB Technology Solutions

Troy McLennan (far right) and the HUB Technology Solutions Team

Troy McLennan (far right) and the HUB Technology Solutions Team

For over 25 years, HUB Technology Solutions has grown to provide professional information technology consulting and project management services to small and medium sized businesses in Canada and the United States.

Through McLennan’s leadership, HUB has grown from a modest two-person operation to a strong, dynamic organization with over 20 employees and more than 100 active clients throughout Manitoba, Canada, and the US.

Having lived and raised his family in Winnipeg, McLennan has deep roots in the community and believes in the importance of building strong relationships with clients, community, and his employees. HUB solutions offers employees’ paid personal time to volunteer for charitable organizations of their choice, supports the Christmas Cheer board, Winnipeg Harvest food drives, Bell Let’s Talk Day, Pink Shirt Day, and International Women’s Day, and supports employees with paid education programs. HUB also offers paid education programs to all employees

HUB has partnered with the Manitoba Métis Federation Employment and Training to bring the Red River Business Information Technology (BIT) program to the HUB team. A proud member of the Métis Business Club, McLennan has also been actively involved with the Winnipeg Métis Liberty Local, working on fundraising and raising awareness for youth bursary opportunities.

Angie Zachary | Be●YOU●Tee Inc.

Angie Zachary

Angie Zachary opened Be●YOU●Tee Inc. in 2014, with a vision is to empower, educate, and instill confidence in clients. To date, the school has mentored and graduated over 400 men and women to become make-up artists and become first-time business owners.

Be●YOU●Tee Bar offers full service luxury salon experiences at its location in the Corydon Village area, specializing in makeup, hair, lash extensions, waxing, laser, and nail services. They also offer wedding and private party services. 

Angie Zachary – owner and founder of Be●YOU●Tee – is a member of the Peguis First Nation and dedicates herself to giving back to the community. Over the years she has contributed time, make-up, and funds in support of The Dream Factory, Variety Club, Ronald McDonald House, and The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, and the Aboriginal Film Festival.

Be●YOU●Tee regularly offers donates time and services to ensure that Indigenous women feel special and receive top-notch salon treatment for both Galentine’s Day at Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development’s (CAHRD) annual graduation ceremony.

“I grew up in Winnipeg, where I witnessed the toll racism takes on many of our youth,” said Angie of her experience as an Indigenous youth. “Receiving this award helps [me] to be a role model and further empower other young Indigenous women on their journey of self-discovery and to make their dream a reality.”

For information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities to the November 7th VIBE Awards please visit https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/management/programs/undergraduate/ibep/eabla/. RSVP by November 1, 2019 to secure your seats.

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