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Liana Frenette, CEO of TBT Engineering & Ozaanaman Engineering recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Influential Female Entrepreneurs!

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PROFIT and Chatelaine recently ranked Liana Frenette, CEO of Thunder Bay’s TBT Engineering on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. The list which is published in the June issue of Canadian Business (on newsstands now) and online at and, ranks female entrepreneurs with a proprietary formula that considers size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and run.

“You need a bold vision, an innovative strategy and loads of tenacity to earn a spot on the W100,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “Every person on this list represents the pinnacle of business success in Canada. Their stories are inspiring and instructive for those seeking to excel as an entrepreneur.

“TBT Engineering and Ozaanaman Engineering are honoured to be on the W100 ranking,” says CEO Liana Frenette. “This achievement reflects the strength of our companies and the dedication of our team.”

TBT Engineering recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary this spring under Liana’s leadership. The company is proud of their newest business partnership, Ozaanaman Engineering, and the direction in which both organizations are moving forward. Frenette credits their success on fostering relationships with local communities and stresses the need for openness and trust with First Nations when doing work in and on traditional First Nations lands.

Now in its 17th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs is Canada’s largest celebration of achievement by women business owners. Produced by the editors of PROFIT and Chatelaine, the rankings and extended coverage of the women honoured are published in print and online. To see this year’s complete ranking and find links to all W100 editorial coverage, visit or pick up the June 2015 issue of Canadian Business which is on sale now.

About TBT Engineering and Ozaanaman Engineering

TBT Engineering Limited (TBTE) is Northwestern Ontario’s largest independently owned multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm with headquarters in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Originally established in 1968, TBTE currently employs over 100 full time professional and technical staff, along with as many as 50 additional seasonal staff serving public and private clients across a diverse range of industries and sectors. We have successfully completed numerous projects all across Ontario and Western Canada, from Manitoba to British Columbia and all the way to Nunavut in Canada’s Far North.

Meanwhile, Ozaanaman Engineering is an engineering company made up of a partnership between two engineering companies and two First Nation communities; TBT Engineering Limited, Saulteaux Consulting & Engineering, Naicatchewenin First Nations, and Rainy River First Nations.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise ( for nominating Liana to the 2015 W100!

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