Loan Clients

We have loan clients around the province who run amazing businesses! We are proud to share these success stories from some of the women we’ve helped to start or grow their business with our business loans.

Negar Hadavi, Spin Society, Vancouver

Negar Hadavi and her husband Dominik Desbois followed their instincts when they decided to open their business Spin Society in 2014 in Vancouver. Fuelled by their passion and hard work, Spin society is a growing collection of boutique indoor cycling studios focused on empowering and transforming local communities through sweat. With studios in Downtown Vancouver […]

Salina Derish, PickEco Refills, Chilliwack

Salina Derish is helping create a sustainable community. She is the founder of PickEco Refills, a zero waste grocery store serving the City of Chilliwack. Her business provides package free shopping to those looking to reduce their environmental impact by shopping plastic free and also by allowing people to only buy how much they need. […]

Jenine Lehfeldt, Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness, Delta

Jenine Lehfeldt‘s desire to create sustainable lifestyle change through physical, mental and spiritual progress inspired her to launch her business Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness in Delta, BC. Her studio provides various fitness programs including Yoga, Pilates, Barre and Zumba under very well-trained teachers, helping students achieve their fitness goals. Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness […]

Shannon Svingen-Jones, fabUplus Magazine, Port Coquitlam

Shannon Svingen-Jones wants to empower women to see their true beauty. She is the founder of fabUplus Magazine dedicated to the plus size community. Unlike a traditional lifestyle magazine that focuses on weight loss and tries to change who women are, fabUplus focuses on teaching women to celebrate and love their uniqueness. It is the […]

Meredith Garritsen, Hervana, Vancouver

Meredith Garritsen is helping women achieve financial independence. She created Hervana to support and uplift female entrepreneurs. Hervana is a female focused cowork space, offering monthly memberships to entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers as well as women leaders and champions. Its core offerings include monthly memberships of office use, desk use, and hot-desking time. It also […]

Kyla Gent and Milena Huebener, Glow Décor Rentals, Invermere

Kyla Gent and Milena Huebener are co-founders of Glow Décor Rentals, an event rental company serving the Columbia Valley. As wedding and portrait photographers, they always had a strong eye for style and a passion for enhancing memorable experiences. After years in the wedding industry, they saw an opportunity to introduce beautiful and unique furniture […]

Dr. Lynn Klassen, Tandem Clinic, Vancouver

Dr. Lynn Klassen is the founder of Tandem Clinic, a multi-disciplinary integrated clinic providing comprehensive healthcare to clients on the Lower Mainland. The clinic has a team of Naturopathic Doctors, Registered Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, and Medical Doctors. Located in Olympic Village, the clinic offers general family medicine, women’s health services (fertility, pregnancy, menopause), pediatrics, sports […]

Ewelina Pankowska, Reforest Design, Salt Spring Island

Ewelina Pankowska’s business mission is to save forests through her creative designs. The idea for a wood-free, upholstered furniture manufacturing company came to her after she saw discarded furniture on city streets on numerous occasions. This motivated her to launch Reforest design in Salt Spring Island. Reforest Design offers a sustainable furniture line with a […]

Monica Gil, C2C Nexus Exports Inc., Victoria

Having lived and worked in different countries, Monica Gil has seen immense opportunities in international trade. As a professional Agrologist , she has worked with different kinds of agricultural producers. During her work in South America, she found that people were looking for reliable and affordable supply of grains, cereals and pulses. As Canada is […]

Shelley Wallace, Hagensborg Chocolates, Burnaby

Shelley Wallace is on a mission to sweeten the world!!!! Since 2007, her business Hagensborg Chocolates has produced and sold specialty chocolates to retailers throughout North America and beyond. In 2017, she felt that it was important to dig deep into her supply chain and it led her to discover the true horrors of the […]

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