This is the team that sets the Business Lifestyle in motion for Sechelt.
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Ed has worked within the BC Credit Union system for over 30 years and now translates that experience and knowledge into a new venture as a mortgage broker with Dominion Lending Centres. He has become well known in the community as a professional who contributes time and energy to the positive growth of Sechelt. Ed and his family have lived in Sechelt for the past 6 years.
“My goal is to continue to grow the Chamber Membership while solidifying our profile as the number one resource for members to turn to for advocacy and support on the Coast during these unsettled times.”
Lucy Clark is the Job Developer at Open Door Group/WorkBC in Sechelt. Lucy has been with Open Door Group since 2013. As a job developer Lucy is always out in the community making contact with local employers and educating them on WorkBC and the programs available, such as Wage Subsidies, Job Grants and tailored services for employers. Working directly with job seekers and assisting them with finding employment opportunities on the Coast. Part of Lucy’s community connection is to attend Chamber meetings as the Open Door Group representative, and has spoken at Chamber events as well as other community events.
Pacific Rim Group
Mr. Henderson is a chartered accountant with almost 40 years of experience in Asia and Canada. He has created successful businesses in the telecommunications, international trade, online sales and investment sectors.
He is Managing Director of The Pacific Rim Group, a business advisory and investment organization with offices in Hong Kong and Vancouver. John lived in Hong Kong from 1984 to 2003 and continues to have business interests there as well as in China and Japan. In 2003, he chose to move to Sechelt, located on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, from where he continues to pursue his passion of creating new and sustainable businesses.
A travel media journalist and broadcast host, former tourism marketing & communications executive, Cheryl MacKinnon, brings extensive business and community experience to the Sunshine Coast. She has led worldwide marketing initiatives as Opening Marketing Director for what is now known as Whistler Resort. Cheryl worked with Painted Boat Resort as well as hosts her own weekly radio show with CISL 650 in Vancouver. She is the co-chair of the Accommodation Advisory Committee and past Board member of Sunshine Coast Tourism, and serves the wider community of BC as the Chair of the 2017 Gala for the BC & Yukon division of Diabetes Canada (formerly known as Canadian Diabetes Association).
Gloria Collins Allcock
As a strata property manager, I work with dedicated owners who are willing to become strata council members. The most effective strata corporations are those which have an active council who work together, cooperate and share responsibilities. It is my clients who have inspired me to become involved in the community we all share.
Jessica currently serves as the Digital Marketing and Communications Principal at Catalyst Marketing, the Small Business Marketing agency she established in 2012. In that role, she has led online marketing programs in Web Design, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Pay per Click Advertising and Online Marketing Campaigns, Social Media Marketing Strategy and Online PR for B2B professional services companies. Currently, she manages all Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategy for her clientele.
Jessica has over 10 years’ client Digital Marketing experience in helping corporations and small businesses use the web to drive online visibility and generate leads that have resulted in new business online. She started, developed and sold a social network before social networking was a widespread term.
Graham and his wife Kate emigrated from England to Vancouver in 2006, and they have resided in Sechelt for over five years along with their daughter, Matilda (7).
After a long and successful career in IT spent working at a large UK Police Constabulary and at the University Of British Columbia, Graham settled in Sechelt to spend more time with his family.
Having always wanted to be actively involved with the local community, Graham created a local social media group focused on engaging residents, promoting local businesses, and encouraging dialogue and discussion. It has successfully grown over the years and currently numbers over 2000 members.
Graham has worked several jobs within a variety of sectors in the community — from tourism (as a kayak guide), to retail and deliveries— through which he has met with many tourists, businesses and individuals.
Joining the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce, he hopes to continue his role in the community by encouraging sustainable growth through business representation and local advocacy during a time of growth and change on the Coast. He hopes to help make it a place where all generations can live, work and thrive together.