Aksis recently completed a strategic planning session, she says, and the goal is to keep the organization moving forward.
Aksis has just over 100 members, which are Aboriginal professionals and businesses.
"Aksis was formed to build an Aboriginal business and professional community in Edmonton with a vision to make Edmonton the Aboriginal Business Capital of Canada.
Members of Aksis include Aboriginal businesses, non-Aboriginal businesses, Aboriginal students, and Aboriginal professionals such as West Energy, Marriott, APTN, Craftwood Flooring, Versa Scaffolding Systems Ltd., Norquest College, The Business Link, and Florida Proulx Professional Services.
And with future Aboriginal youth entrepreneurs in mind, Aksis hosts an annual Indian Summer Golf Tournament.
The foundational governance structure of Aksis has been in the works since 2010, when the organization was first known as the Edmonton Aboriginal Business Professional Association.
Aksis (2010) produces 6000 tons of spunlaid nonwovens per year (9-150 gsm).
"Merkas has extended its slitting and spooling capacity while spunbond producer Aksis added a new SMS line with a capacity over 6000 tons annually and will start production in November 2013.