Photo: Keri Gray (centre) speaking as part of the FedDev Ontario industrial roundtable with other local leaders in the manufacturing community, as part of a Ministerial visit and announcement of the thriveFORWARD initiative, held at Venture13 in Cobourg (July, 2022).

February 9, 2023

NCFDC Welcomes Entrepreneur Keri Gray to the Board of Directors

NCFDC is pleased to announce that entrepreneur Keri Gray has joined the corporation’s Board of Directors.

Keri is the owner of Shades of Gray – Indigenous Pet Treats: a widely acclaimed healthy pet food producer, a member of Northumberland Manufacturers Association (the NMA), certified by the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB), Finalist in the 2021 Pow Wow Pitch competition, and profiled by ISED Canada/CIPA for their intellectual property strategy. Shades of Gray has appeared widely in local and national news outlets (See for example, CBC: First Nations business puts traditional meat on the menu for pets: Indigenous Treats grew out of family’s rabbit farm).

“The volunteers who serve on our Board of Directors strengthen our organization in innumerable ways through their volunteer service,” said Executive Director, Wendy Curtis. “Like Keri Gray, they not only believe in entrepreneurship as a pathway to sustainable and inclusive community economic development, but they exemplify those core values in their own endeavours. Keri is a shining star and her business, located in Trent Hills here in Northumberland and scaling nationally, is an outstanding example of achievement. We look forward to her involvement and contributions at the Board level.”

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