Local entrepreneur recognized as the National Aboriginal Economic Developer of the Year

Paulette Flamond stands outside of her Fort St. John store – Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.ca

Paulette Flamond, the Executive Director of the Northeast Aboriginal Business and Wellness Centre, and the owner of Scoop Clothing in Fort St. John was recognized as the  Economic Developer of the Year from the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers at their annual conference in Edmonton held this week.

Flamond comes from a Metis Background and grew up in Battleford, Saskatchewan. She has an extensive background in the fashion and retail business. Since 2003 she has been the Executive Director of the Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre in Fort St. John. The organization has helped over 50 businesses start up or expand. She has helped inspire and promote Aboriginal entrepreneurship throughout the Northeast Region of BC.

Paulette shares the vision of economic development that is modeled around community values. She has been instrumental in encouraging individual wellness and strong personal values within her community.

In September 2008, Paulette opened Scoop Clothing Inc. Scoop is a high end boutique located in the downtown core of Fort St. John and offers all the latest trend-setting fashions to the North Peace region.

The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) is a federal organization of Aboriginal Economic Development Officers instrumental in facilitating partnerships with EDOs, academics, Aboriginal leaders and senior corporate and government representatives.

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