The Waubetek Business Development Corporation based in Whitefish River First Nation celebrated its 30th year with awards.

Of the four awards handed out at the gala this year, three are for local businesses.

Kathryn Corbiere was awarded the Youth Entrepreneur Award for her modern metal fabrication business in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island.

The Business Achievement Award was presented to Ben Kanasawe of Buzwah Fisheries, an aquaculture business located in Wiikwemikoong.

And, Z’Gamok development Enterprises of Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation was presented with the Enterpreneur of the Year Award in its role as a community corporation.

The organization has provided $94 million in investment financing to more than 3,000 Aboriginal businesses through a variety of industries since 1989.  

PHOTOS: The Waubetek Business Development Corporation celebrated its 30th year anniversary with the presentation of business awards at its gala at Casino Rama. Four awards were handed out and three all hail from the local region. Photos provided by Waubetek Business Development Corporation