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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Anna McRae, Boft Canada, Vancouver

Anna McRae helps her clients cherish life’s moments. Her business Boft Canada installs, manages, and maintains self-serve photo printing machines enabling her clients to print their favorite Instagram and phone photos. Customers can print photos in minutes using the large touchscreen on the terminal, or connect through WiFi or Bluetooth from their smartphone. Currently these […]

Francesca Galasso, Holy Napoli, Vancouver

Francesca Galasso has carved a niche for herself in BC’s pizza business. After the success of Il Castello Pizzeria, North Vancouver’s first wood-oven, Neapolitan style pizzeria in 2014, she was delighted to hear regular customers asking to buy her dough balls to take home for their own home pizza making nights. This gave her the idea […]

Dr. Amanda Chay, The Natural Path Clinic, Rossland

The story of Amanda Chay’s business The Natural Path Clinic Inc. began with her desire to pursue a profession that would combine her love of medicine, psychology, and nature. Today, she is living her dream. After completing her Naturopathic Medical degree, she found an opportunity to buy a long existing Naturopathic Medicine practice in the […]

Marisa Moody, Ultrafit Bootcamp, Vancouver

Many people hear the word ‘bootcamp’ and instantly think it’s too hard and involves some mean trainers yelling at you. Welcome to the world of Ultrafit Bootcamp, a fun and supportive fitness business providing outdoor workouts in Vancouver and North Vancouver for over 14 years. From a trainer at the Ultrafit Bootcamp to recently becoming […]

Tara Bosch, Smart Sweets, Vancouver

Tara Bosch is on a mission to #KickSugar and create a movement based on smaller, smarter choices. She is the founder of the multi award winning business Smart Sweets. Passionate about making healthier food choices, she started her business journey with a gummy bear mould purchased from Amazon. When her business was selected for The […]