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Stefano Grande

the executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, was celebrated at the BIZ's last board meeting, where Coun. Jenny Gerbasi presented him with a prestigious honour -- the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Mike Nadwidny

a member of the Peguis First Nation, has joined Anishinabek Consultants Inc. as manager of creative strategies and indigenous engagement for Amik.ca. His role is to serve as the direct link for Amik's clients, investing the necessary time to develop an awareness of client needs, including its scope of practice, organizational culture, goals and challenges.

Steven Z. Raber

a partner at Fillmore Riley LLP, has recently been approved as a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Manitoba. Alternative dispute resolution has been a part of Raber's law practice for many years and he has successfully served as mediator in intellectual property and other matters.

COMPANIES

Cocoabeans Bakeshop

owned by Betsy Hiebert and located at 268 Tache Ave., is a new gourmet gluten-free bakeshop supplying healthy breads and treats to Tall Grass Prairie, Vita Health, Organza, DiVersity (U of W), Elements, and numerous local independent stores and cafés.

Phoenix Recycling Inc.

has been named 2013 Manitoba Family Enterprise of the Year by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise-Manitoba Chapter, a not-for-profit organization that celebrates and supports the success of family businesses. The award was established in 1983 to recognize outstanding business families in Manitoba. The two other finalists recognized included: The Eastside Group of Companies and Thomas Design Builders Ltd. Phoenix Recycling Inc. will go on to represent Manitoba at the national competition in June.

Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc.

has received approval by the International Coach Federation for their coach training program. ICF is the leading global organization that governs executive coaching, life coaching and leadership coaching designations. Joyce Odidison, owner of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. and designer of the coach training program, also holds the ICF's second-highest designation of professional certified coach. Odidison has worked tirelessly over the past four years to have her coach training program recognized at an international level. This approval means Manitobans now have a credible local and low-cost access to coach training.

AWARDS

Reh-Fit Centre

is this year's recipient of the Award of Merit from Recreation Connections Manitoba. This award recognizes the Reh-Fit's innovative programming, community participation and service excellence in a state-of-the-art, world-class facility designed to enhance the quality of life of Manitobans.

BOARDS

Claims Association of Manitoba

has announced its board of executives for 2013: president: Allison Harder, claims adjudicator, Western Life Assurance Co.; vice-president: Rod Owen, senior case manager, Manitoba Public Insurance; treasurer: Ruth Vezeau, senior claims litigation specialist, Canada Life; secretary: Kristen Dionne, LTD case manager, Manulife Financial; public relations: Terry Brennan, injury management co-ordinator, Manitoba Public Insurance; membership: Evan Macdonald, disability case management consultant, Winnipeg Civic Employees benefit program; past president: Cheryl Cox, training and development specialist, Manulife Financial.

Safety Services Manitoba

has elected the following to the board of directors: Donna Roed, chairwoman, Manitoba Public Insurance; Dave Simpson, vice-chairman, Narol Professional Services; Neal Curry, Westland Plastics Ltd.; Jo-Anna Guerra, Workplace Safety and Health, Manitoba Family Services and Labour; Troy Mask, Imagewear by Marks Work Wearhouse; Judy Mathieson, Denise Zaporzan & Associates; Roy McPhail, Almitra Consulting Inc.; Darren Oryniak, Workers Compensation Board; Rob Sachowski, Riverview Health Centre; Karen Turner, Protec Hearing Inc.; Rafe Vogel, Richlu Manufacturing. Judy Murphy, SSM president and CEO.

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 11, 2013 B5

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