OAKVILLE, ON – October 9, 2020 – The Family Enterprise Canada (FEC) is proud to announce Schinkel Properties Inc. as the 2020 FEC Manitoba Family Enterprise of the Year Award Recipient. This honour was celebrated at a virtual event on October 8, 2020.
Schinkel Properties Inc. was started in 1980 by Bob Schinkel. The company began as a residential rental company and today they manage over 1,200 condo units, 150 apartment units and 115,000 square feet of commercial real estate. Their sister company, The InnKeepers, manages 5 mid-scale hotels in Manitoba and 1 in Edmonton. This second-generation family business is based in Steinbach, Manitoba, making a positive impact on the Manitoba economy with their achievement and successful hotels. Schinkel Properties takes pride in their mission statement “Your success through genuine care”.
To learn more about the Manitoba 2020 FEYA Recipient, watch our To watch Schinkel Properties Inc. video.
About the Family Enterprise of the Year Award
The Family Enterprise of Year Award (FEYA) was established in 1986 to celebrate and promote the achievements of Canadian business families and the considerable contribution they make to the economic and social fabric of both their local communities and Canada as a whole. In fact, FEC recently issued a report, Family Enterprise Matters, which explores the impact of family-owned enterprises on the Canadian economic landscape, producing the most comprehensive picture of family enterprise in Canada to date. This report confirms that family enterprise matters; accounting for approximately 50 per cent of private sector GDP and nearly 7 million jobs across the country.
FEYA is unique among business awards in Canada, as it does not only focus on traditional business metrics. Instead, the selection committee also looks at how well the family enterprise integrates best practices that benefit the business, the family and their communities. Having demonstrated significant capabilities in these regards, FEYA recipients are examples of excellence and are integral to Canada’s economic future.
About Family Enterprise Canada
Family Enterprise Canada (FEC) is a national community of business families and designated Family Enterprise Advisors (FEAs) that provides each member with access to the opportunities, advice and resources to learn, grow, share and connect — helping to achieve stronger outcomes for both enterprising families and their enterprises, enabling them to thrive and succeed for generations. Through participation in peer groups, workshops, conferences and other learning opportunities, FEC provides a platform for the community to share ideas, learn best practices and build their collective knowledge and skills. Not only is FEC the family enterprise community in Canada, it is the voice of this community on the national stage.
For more information about FEC, please visit our website at FEXCanada.ca.