Members: Saanich Peninsula (North Saanich, British Columbia)
Meeting Location: 1720 McTavish Road, North Saanich in the McTavish Academy of Art meeting facility.
Meeting Date and Time: Tuesdays at 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Would you like to visit Business for Business Networks Saanich Peninsula? Contact one of the leadership team, Doug Walker or Louise Liboiron.
Fran Daviss, Invis
Richard Flader, Flader Chartered AccountantFlader, Chartered Accountant is a results oriented, full service accounting firm. From our office in Ganges we have provided exceptional service and practical advice to our clients for over 20 years. We offer personalized, professional accounting services and business advice, covering all aspects of your business from managing cash flow, tax planning, and more. We’re passionate about what we do and take pride in helping you to make your business a success.
Beth Humphreys, Better Beauty by BethBetter Beauty by Beth.
Andi Hook, Hook & Hook RenovationsAndi Hook completed her degree in Interior Design in New York in 2004, following which she owned and operated a design firm with her mother in California. Larry Hook owned a custom cabinetry and residential construction business in California for ten years before Andi contracted him in 2006 to build cabinets for a project her business was managing. It was the perfect match. Andi and Larry began a personal and professional relationship, marrying and working together on several projects in California. Larry also obtained his contractor’s license, and they expanded their services. They moved to PEI in 2008, where they opened Hook & Hook Renovations and began to specialize in renovating historic homes as well as kitchen and bathroom renovations. Andi brings her expertise and over 10 years of experience in designing custom homes, while Larry brings over 20 years of experience in construction and custom cabinetry. When their son, River, was born, they moved to Victoria to be closer to Andi’s mother, who had relocated there. Their son, now two, has been learning the family business and is an expert with a drill.
Katie Kroeker, Pacific Ridge LandscapesAfter a decade spent landscaping in Alberta, Merle and Katie moved to Vancouver Island so that they could do what they love year round. Their project excellence has come from creative partnership with clients who are unique and discerning, with a wide range of design needs. Merle and Katie have been fortunate to create diverse landscapes tailored just for their clients – such as turning a boring, cold climate front yard in to a little bit of sunny Provence or creating an inspiring garden for a landscape painter. Many of their projects go on to win awards as they turn their clients’ dreams and wishes into sustainable reality. Together with clients Merle and Katie think outside of the box, and work to bring ideas to life. It is important to Merle and Katie to give back and to support our local communities. Whether that is helping install a doggy bag dispenser in the neighborhood park, clean up for community events, donating a boulder to a park, or planting trees with elementary children on National Tree Day, they are proud to be part of the community and are always happy to help. Merle and Katie are very grateful for the opportunities their business has given them to work with inspiring people and to leave the world more beautiful than they found it.
Louise Liboiron, Professional Cleaning ServicesProfessional Cleaning Services.
Sean McNeil, McTavish Academy of ArtMcTavish Academy Of Art (MAOA) transformed an 18,000 sq. ft. unused school in North Saanich into a vibrant and creative arts facility. MAOA is a center where the community can connect and explore their creativity, expand on talents, explore new ones and host amazing events. This bring cross generational collaboration, family and learning to life through the arts. A community united by the ideas of compassion and creativity has incredible power. Art of all kinds, music, dance, literature, yoga, traditional arts, visual arts can lift a community, we look forward to exploring them with you.
Janine Morris CPA, Hughesman MorrisHughesman Morris, Chartered Professional Accountants is a client focused, results oriented, full service accounting firm. From our office in Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula, we have been providing exceptional service and practical advice to our clients for over 30 years. We offer professional, personalized accounting services and business advice, covering all aspects of your business from tax planning, to cash flow management and beyond. We’re passionate about what we do and take pride in helping you and your business succeed. If it is personal tax return preparation and advice that you require, we’re experts. We have an experienced team of tax professionals who enjoy preparing tax returns and developing innovative tax strategies to save you money. We are very proud to be certified as a Vancouver Island Green Business and strive to reduce our environmental impact in everything we do.
Christopher Straub, Henley & Walden LLPCalled to the Alberta bar in 2011 and the British Columbia bar in 2015, Chris manages a broad practice with particular expertise in facilitating all aspects of private business transactions, as well as the establishment and ongoing management of corporations. He also maintains a real estate and estate planning/administration practice. Chris prides himself on his strategic foresight and attention to detail, and strives at all times to anticipate the issues which may impact his clients as they manage their affairs.
Krista Sears, Bank of Montreal
Anna Thomas, Beyond Beauty Boutique
Angus Todd, Investors Group Inc.Investors Group Inc.
Doug Walker, Great Performances GroupBusiness Adviser with the Great Performances Group. Doug is an accomplished business advisor and Certified Management Consultant. He has over 40 years of experience in business operations, business leadership, consulting, teaching, and research and is passionate about supporting Canada’s entrepreneurs. He is a mentor for several startups, both as a volunteer and as a consultant. He has served on Executives and Boards of several professional organizations, private businesses, and not-for-profit associations. Currently he is a Director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.
Clare Wedgwood, Focus Hair Design