Isabell Ringenoldus is the recipient of the 2017 National Youth Entrepreneur of the year award. She will be recognized at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business gala on Jan. 31, 2017, in Toronto.
Ringenoldus owns and operates TAWS Security, based on the Fort McMurray First Nation in Anzac.
Following the devastating Fort McMurray area wildfire, TAWS Security deployed both management and trained guards to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo just hours after the fire started.
The chief operating officer of TAWS Security was promptly appointed the position of director of private security service.
The Youth Entrepreneur Award recognizes an up-and-coming Aboriginal entrepreneur under the age of 35 and a $10,000 financial award comes with it.
The ownership and management team of TAWS Security are all local Fort McMurray residents. The company offers physical security, mobile patrol security, as well as many technological solutions and value-added services to empower clients and staff.