The Canada Nevada Business Council is organized to foster collaboration and mutually beneficial innovative relations between Canada and Nevada.
The Council advocates for favorable business frameworks and strives to connect business leaders and government officials.
From Inception to Today
The Canada Nevada Business Council all started with a dinner meeting. Frank Spady and David Fransen, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, met for the first time in Las Vegas and began discussing the relationship between Canada and Nevada. Frank saw an opportunity to help businesses in both locations.
Together Frank Spady (CEO), Bob Groesbeck (Vice President Government Affairs/General Counsel), and Larry Scheffler (COO) began the process of forming the Canada Nevada Business Council, a non-profit organization. The backgrounds of all three provide a perfect combination for helping businesses and increasing trade and business opportunities between Canada and Nevada.
The next step was meeting Glenn Williamson, founder & CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council and Lee Fraser, CEO and founder of the Canada California Business Council. He quickly saw how these organizations have helped to increase bilateral trade with Canada. Both organizations and founders have helped CNBC go forward with a business model for success.