July 5, 2023

Thomas Benjoe is a 2023 CANDO ED of the Year Award Finalist!

Thomas Benjoe, the President/CEO of FHQ Developments, was announced as a finalist for the highly esteemed 2023 Economic Developer of the Year Award at the Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) Conference. His exceptional leadership and dedication to building successful business ventures earned him this recognition.


At the 29th Annual National Conference & AGM in Membertou, Nova Scotia, Thomas Benjoe shared his insights on how leadership and CEOs could build effective teams for successful business ventures. With his experience and expertise, Benjoe provided valuable guidance on establishing a strong and productive organization that drives profitability.


Catch Tom’s CANDO Economic Developer of the Year 2023 Presentation replay on Youtube here.


Being named a finalist for the 2023 Economic Developer of the Year Award was a testament to Thomas Benjoe’s remarkable contributions. His visionary leadership and commitment to fostering growth and prosperity had made a significant impact on local economies and Indigenous businesses. Through strategic partnerships with government agencies, private businesses, Indigenous entrepreneurship, and community organizations, Benjoe revitalized communities, generating employment opportunities, and attracting crucial investments. His ability to think outside the box and find innovative solutions set him apart in the field of economic development.


The CANDO Conference offered an exceptional platform to learn, network, and gain valuable insights. As a delegate, attendees could expect informative plenary sessions, workshops, and panel discussions focusing on various aspects of economic development. Additionally, the conference provided tools & resources, networking opportunities, a trade show, cultural showcases, and social events. Attending the conference not only bolstered professional networks and knowledge bases but also inspired attendees with the latest trends in the industry. Participants did not miss the opportunity to learn from Thomas Benjoe and other industry experts while potentially winning great prizes.


Thomas Benjoe‘s nomination as a finalist for the 2023 Economic Developer of the Year Award highlighted his exceptional achievements and leadership in the field of economic development. His talk at the CANDO Conference provided valuable insights into building successful business ventures. Attendees had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, expand their network, and gain inspiration from this influential figure in the industry.


Congratulations to Tom from the team at FHQ Developments.