Calorie Connection owner Don Catling was among the honorees at the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation’s eighth annual Aboriginal Business Awards luncheon last month in Tofino.
Catling, a Courtenay resident and Métis Nation member, won for outstanding business achievement.
He established Calorie Connection in 2000. The business provides vending machine services — coffee, beverages and snacks — to Comox, Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Chemainus, Duncan and Nanaimo.
Catling is well known for excellent customer service in his industry.
Calorie Connection — a proud supporter of YANA (You Are Not Alone) — received the Members Choice Award from the Comox Valley Small Business Association in 2009. Visit www.calorieconnection.ca for more information about the business.
The NEDC promotes and assists new and existing aboriginal business enterprises on and off reserve. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of NEDC clients and/or Nuu-chah-nulth-owned businesses and aboriginal-owned businesses located within the Nuu-chah-nulth Region (West Coast Vancouver Island).
The six winners were chosen by a committee.