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    Posted: Nov/25/2010 at 2:24pm

Tortilla business wins big

Juliana Tonello
November 25, 2010
The art of making tortillas has met its Canadian business potential in the hands of Axel Arvizu and Juan Roman. The Mexican-born immigrants, owners of La Tortilleria, were the winners in the Best Newcomer Business category at the Canadian Youth Business Foundation’s  (CYBF’s) 2010 Chairman's Awards.

The CYBF Chairman's Awards recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit, leadership and accomplishments of Canada's young business people between the ages of 18 and 34, their mentors and the community partners who support them.

Arvizu and Roman, Mexico City natives, moved to Canada 13 and five years ago respectively. They became partners after meeting through Crea Mexico, a community organization that promotes commerce between Mexico and Canada.

In 2008, the entrepreneurs created La Tortilleria, the first Canadian manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of freshly made tortillas, nachos and tacos, which now produces 65,000 tortillas for sale to retail customers and businesses every day.

“We found the necessity for authentic Mexican fast food here … we wanted to cover that niche,” said Arvizu in an interview with Canadian Immigrant in 2008.

Along La Tortilleria, Invenia Technical Computing Corporation, Momzelle Nursing Clothing, Solegear Bioplastics Inc. and Atlantic Cirque were congratulated by Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) Rob Moore. “These dynamic entrepreneurs represent the thousands of up-and-coming business people who will lead our economy into the future,” said the minister.

The award was announced in the end of the Global Entrepreneurship Week’s celebration, held internationally Nov. 15-21.

According to the Canadian government, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 99 per cent of all businesses in Canada. A quarter of Canada's gross domestic product is provided by small businesses with fewer than 50 employees, and this amount has been increasing.


Edited by EMaggio1 - Nov/25/2010 at 2:24pm
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