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.

Silvia Pogolsha, Lorkin Trading Company, Vancouver

Silvia Pogolsha is the co- founder of Lorkin Trading Company, a family business specializing in importing high quality Moldovan wines/spirits in British Columbia. In 2008, Silvia’s family moved to Canada from the Republic of Moldova. As a professional in Moldova, she had the opportunity to meet several wine makers and visit wine factories, as well […]

Samantha Simonton, AMY, Vancouver

Samantha Simonton is the founder of AMY (Amazing Memorable Years). She was inspired to launch AMY because of the #NOownership trends. AMY rents fresh, fashionable furniture and makes it fun and easy to make beautiful spaces affordable and sustainable. According to the company founder, “We believe that your best years are NOW, not someday.” Q. […]

Inna Shekhtman, Red Dog Deli Raw Food Company Inc., Vancouver

Inna Shekhtman

Inna Shekhtman launched Red Dog Deli Raw Food Company Inc. in 2004, with a group of friends whose mission was to give pet owners the tools to make healthier choices for their pets. After her business partners moved away to pursue other endeavours, Inna became the sole owner of the company. Red Dog Deli Raw […]

Alexandra Pearson, Jennifer Yan and Catherine Cresswell, Triumph Acrobatic Arts, Mission

Alexandra Pearson, Jennifer Yan and Catherine (Katie) Cresswell are the founders of Triumph Acrobatic Arts Ltd., a circus school in Mission, BC. They chose Mission as it did not have anything quite like it in its city borders. The business offers classes to everyone from ages 3 and up and up! Triumph Acrobatic provides a […]

Kyla Dufresne, The Foxy Box, Victoria

Kyla Dufresne

Kyla Dufresne has always admired business owners, idolizing them like rock stars. Entrepreneurial by nature, she started early and soon found her calling in the wonderful world of waxing. She started Foxy Box in 2012 when she found the need for a go-to place to be waxed in the Victoria area. What began as a […]

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 […]

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 […]