June saw several highlights of the top achievements among TEC members and Chairs. The accomplishments from TEC members – with the support of their Chairs – leads to better business decisions that enrich the lives of Canadians. All stories shared from the TEC community from the previous month can be found below.

Multiple TEC Members Among Kelowna’s Best 
Congratulations to the following TEC member companies: Secure-Rite Mobile Storage (Gold Medal: Moving and Storage), Lucas Griffin (Silver Medal: Best Local Entrepreneur Over 40) 3rd Generation Homes (Silver Medal: Best Home Builder), SECA Surf & Marine (Silver Medal: Best Boat Dealer or Service)View the full post here. 

MDS Aero Support Builds World Class Facility for Rolls Royce – Nearly $155M 
global leader in gas turbine engine solutions, the UK facility is one of the TEC member company’s most illustrious projects to date. With four TEC members leading the organization – including CEO John Jastremski – discover how the 5-storey facility met Rolls Royce’s exact standards. 

TEC Member Leads Alberta Casino Redevelopments 
Naim Ali, CEO of family firm SM2 Capital Partners, saw the exciting reopening of one of the 3 casinos his firm purchased pre-pandemic. Read how COVID forced closures led to a complete redesign and refresh of the entertainment venues. 

ConvergentIS Named Winner of 2021 SAP Innovation Award 
TEC congratulates members Shaun Syvertsen (CEO) and Brad Braun (VP of Product and App Factory) of CovergentIS on winning SAP’s AppHaus Network Innovation Award. As winners of the ‘Best Scaling’ category, discover how they automated warehouse processes for one of their clients.

Gib-San Pools Makes a Splash Among Top Builders 
Congratulations to Gib-San Pools Ltd., led by TEC member Ed Gibbs, for being the only Canadian company ever to be recognized in Pool & Spa News Magazine’s coveted ranking. They recently placed 4th in the Top Builders category and within the top 10 for Customer Service. Read the full post here. 

TEC Member Leads Study Finding Racial Barriers for Black Entrepreneurs 
As Canada recovers from the pandemic, it’s crucial to unlock the entrepreneurial potential that exists within all segments of the population. Abacus Data, led by TEC member David Coletto, partnered on a recent survey to explore the barriers facing black entrepreneurs. Discover the barriers facing black entrepreneurs. 

TEC Member Company Achieves Highest Growth in Magazine List 
Certus – led by TEC member and CEO & Co-Founder Mike Givlin – was recently featured on PCT Magazine’s Top 100 Pest Control Companies list at No. 23 (a 52 spot jump from its No. 75 ranking in 2019). View the full post here. 

Kelowna TEC Member Among Top 40 Over 40 
The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Lucas Griffin, CEO of Secure-Rite Mobile Storage in the BDO Top 40 Over 40. Now with 5 locations across BC and Alberta, read how under Lucas’s leadership, Secure-Rite shows no signs of slowing down. 

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