Laureates

Carole Vivier

As CEO & Film Commissioner for Manitoba Film & Music for the past three decades, Carole has been at the… Read more »

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Bob Tallman

In 1942 Bob Tallman’s father, Harvey, bought a small business named Princess Auto. The company’s roots were in selling auto… Read more »

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Abdo (Albert) El Tassi

Albert was born and raised in Kherbetrouha, Lebanon, where he was a schoolteacher and principal. He immigrated to Winnipeg in… Read more »

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Gerry Price

If Gerry Price had continued down his chosen path as a young man, he may have ended up as a… Read more »

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Richard Kroft

It took going to law school for Richard Kroft to figure out he wanted to make his mark in the… Read more »

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Ida Albo & Rick Bel

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – two economists walk into a restaurant and end up taking over… Read more »

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Louie Tolaini

Some entrepreneurs go into business because they hear a calling while others see an opportunity. Louie Tolaini had no such… Read more »

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Sandy Riley

Sandy Riley went to the most prestigious law school in the country and while he learned many valuable skills at… Read more »

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Honourable Douglas Everett

Nobody in the Everett family imagined that the three old pumps at their Dominion Motors automobile dealership in downtown Winnipeg… Read more »

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Philip Kives

It seems whatever the founder of K-tel International touched turned to gold, whether it was greatest hit compilation records, kitchen… Read more »

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Gord Peters

Gord Peters is a big believer in eating your own cooking. That’s why the president and CEO of Cando Rail… Read more »

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David & Katherine Friesen

Millions of Canadians when they go to bed each night can quite literally thank David and Katherine Friesen for the… Read more »

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Bruce Campbell

If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em. After a decade of working for Feed-Rite Mills at the start of his… Read more »

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Herb Buller

Either you catch the wave or it catches you. Herb Buller was most definitely hanging 10 as he rode the… Read more »

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Elmer Hildebrand

In many ways, Elmer Hildebrand and Izzy Asper followed the same business model. Just as Asper built a Canadian television… Read more »

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Duncan Jessiman

Duncan Jessiman describing himself as “just a trucker from Winnipeg” is kind of like Wayne Gretzky referring to himself as… Read more »

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Mary Kelekis

When Mary Kelekis decided to hang up her apron in early 2013, she had been a fixture at her family’s… Read more »

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Hugh Munro

Who knew when Hugh Munro read “The Tortoise and The Hare” as a child that it would one day become… Read more »

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Arthur DeFehr

Art DeFehr might be Manitoba’s only business leader to have had a gun pointed at him in the middle of… Read more »

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Lawrie Pollard

Lawrie Pollard mortgaged everything he owned to take a chance on instant scratch and win lottery tickets in 1985. Is… Read more »

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Arthur Mauro

You can be excused if you’re not sure which of Arthur Mauro’s careers is being honoured by the Junior Achievement… Read more »

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Robert Chipman

Who could have ever guessed that one man buying a single automobile dealership in 1963 could lead to the return… Read more »

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James Burns

Jim Burns might be the most loyal employee in Manitoba’s history. One of five new members of the Junior Achievement… Read more »

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John Buhler

Johnny Buhler never claimed to be the smartest entrepreneur in the world but you wouldn’t dare question his business IQ…. Read more »

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Sir Clifford Sifton

Although Sir Clifford Sifton, lawyer, politician and businessman was one of the ablest politicians of his time, he is best… Read more »

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Muriel Richardson

Muriel (Sprague) Richardson was the first woman to head a large Canadian company and has been described one as who… Read more »

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James Armstrong Richardson

James Armstrong Richardson was a visionary business leader with a particular ability to see the commercial application of new technology. … Read more »

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Albert Cohen

Albert Diamond Cohen came from a poor immigrant family of eight. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1914 and… Read more »

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Samuel Bronfman

Born in Russia, Samuel was one of eight children of Mindel and Yechiel Bronfman. He and his parents migrated to… Read more »

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Dr. Israel Asper

Dr. Israel Asper was born to a Jewish family in Minnedosa, Mb, the son of musicians who had emigrated from… Read more »

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