Awards and Achievements


Primco Dene is a proud Indigenous Company in Canada, and our hard work has been recognized by organizations across Canada, and the awards we have received stand as a testament to the hard work of everyone who works here.


“One of our strongest pillars is our management team and strong employee base throughout the years. It is with their dedication that we have been so fortunate in achieving so many accolades throughout the years.”

James Blackman, CEO

2019 SICA Industry Awards of Excellence

Awarded to Primco Commercial LP for the Primco Dene Service Centre — Retail Division. Presented by REMAX.

2017 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Primco Dene CEO, James Blackman, was nominated for this prestigious award for his contributions to Canadian business.

2016 Cold Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

Primco Dene was nominated for the ‘Large Business of the Year’ award at the 2016 Lakeland Business of the Year Awards.

2015 Canada Oil and Gas Awards

Primco Dene was voted a finalist for the ‘Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility’ award.

2014 Cold Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

Primco Dene was recognized for 15 years in business from 1999–2014 at the Cold Lake Energy Centre, February 2014.

2013 Alberta Chamber of Commerce Alberta Business Award of Distinction

Primco Dene Northgate LP was chosen as a finalist for ‘The Aboriginal Relations Best Practice Award of Distinction’ for being committed to quality and a generation of healing.

2012 Alberta Chamber of Commerce

We were the proud recipient of the ‘Aboriginal Rewarding Partnerships Award’ to celebrate and recognise Primco Dene and our Aboriginal partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and best practices in Aboriginal programs, sustainability and capacity building.

2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

James Blackman, CEO, and Tammy Charland-McLaughlin, VP of Operations, were nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which recognized them for vision, leadership and achievement in building a successful, growing and dynamic business.

2008 Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy and Meadow Lake Tribal Council

Primco Dene was recognized for our dedication to the growth and development of the First Nation workforce in 2008 by Meadow Lake Tribal Council and Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy Canada.

2008 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Primco Dene was awarded the Eagle Feather Award of Distinction for demonstrating outstanding achievement in business and incorporating entrepreneurial and cultural concepts into its operation for long-term success.

Contact Us


Primco Dene Business Centre Cold Lake First Nations

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    Box 2070, Hwy 28 RR 423A (7km south of City of Cold Lake), Cold Lake, T9M 1P5

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Enoch Sub Office

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    PO Box 820, Suite 201 21553 Chief Lapotac Blvd, Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3

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Calgary Office

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    Suite 620, Tower 1, 202 – 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2R9

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Hours of operation

Monday to Friday – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Closed on lunch hours, statutory holidays and weekends.

We’d like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place and travelling to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis”, Denesųłiné, Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.