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In This Week's Issue
April 7, 2022

Successful AGM! Review of the Evening

Thank you Gibsons and Sunshine Coast Community business members for supporting our Annual General Meeting last Tuesday! An exciting time was had by close to 50 businesses who joined us at High Beam Dreams. 

We started the evening with a business review of 2021 with an outlook for 2022. Then our elected board of directors took the oath of office with Mayor of Gibsons, Bill Beamish. 

We had a fantastic selection of appetizers from Smoke on the Water BBQ.  chef Chris Van Nus.  

Colin Stansfield, executive director of SCREDO gave an update on Sunshine Coast Support Small Business campaign #keepitcoastal. 

The evening came to a close with an interactive and magical presentation from Justin "Bro" Gilbert. Teaching businesses how to grow and reconnect by utilizing magical thinking and frameworks to their advantage. 

Thank you to everyone who attended and made this evening one to remember! We will be posting a video to our YouTube page as well as more photos to our social media channels - keep an eye out! 
2022 Elected Board of Directors 
Most recently served as President of the Board.

Deb Mowbray is a local Realtor and has lived and worked on the
Sunshine Coast for 15+ years. She has raised her two sons here who are now 21 and 22, spending many years on ball fields and in ice arenas and volunteering with their schools as much as she

Deb enjoys gardening, yoga, arts and crafts, the beach and living in the Heart of Gibsons Landing!

Deb has been a member of the Chamber since she got into real estate in 2004 and has seen many changes in our community, has seen businesses come and go and is a strong proponent of shopping and supporting local. She would like to see the community maintain its character while continuing to thrive.
Vineet Miglani, along with his wife, Nidhi Kamboj, and his younger brother, Sugeet, are the owners of what was once the Gibsons United Church on Glassford Road in lower Gibsons.

The event space is the cornerstone of High Beam Dreams. “I’ve always been interested in the arts,” says Miglani of his desire to provide the Coast with another arts venue. In addition to hosting live music concerts, the space will be available to rent for all manner of events and gatherings, including weddings.
Milynda Taylor's 25+ years of experience in finance provide the firm foundation for her efficient and detail-oriented accounting service, high level of professionalism and warm, friendly environment. 

She is comfortable with all types of businesses and structures from self-employed to medium size companies. Milynda expertly monitors and consults with her clients on business growth patterns and provides current information on financial and tax matters enabling them to make a more reliable decision regarding their business.

Understanding the importance of supporting the community, Milynda volunteers her time as Treasurer for the Gibsons Chamber of Commerce, the Coasting Along Theatre Society and the Restorative Justice Program of Sunshine Coast.
Taya Docksteader is a local homesteader/farmer and is just changing professions from real estate agent to Adventure Tour Guide and on the farm, she is the Garlic Queen. Before joining the real estate, profession and buying the family farm, she had a lengthy career in project management, fund development, and small business ownership.

She is also volunteered with and supported several charitable and community organisations across the region. Taya loves to paint and is well known
in the artistic community.

Taya lives with her family on 9 acres in upper Gibsons
on The Nine Acre Wood Farm where they grow Red Russian Garlic and are in the process of planting 3000 Christmas trees and starting her new venture “Giving Back Experiences”.
In his youth, Doug Marteinson suffered an addiction to teamwork. Twenty-five years ago, he chose to develop a differentiating expertise in leadership and large group collaboration methods for organizational transformation.

During his consulting career, Doug had the opportunity of witnessing dramatic turnarounds in organizational teamwork and financial performance. Doug holds the view that developing a culture of strong teamwork gives rise to a lasting competitive advantage.
Micki McCartney has been at the helm of Capilano University kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast Campus in Sechelt, for over a year now as our first full-time Regional Director. Micki is committed to the vital relationship with the shíshálh Nation and connections with the
communities and higher education supporters across the Coast, along with her outstanding team of faculty and staff at the campus.

Born at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Garden Bay and growing up in Sechelt McCartney has deep roots on the Sunshine Coast.

She previously spent 13 years at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Her work included the Centre for Experiential Learning and Career Services, administrator of an Indigenous Intern Leadership program and acting campus principal at the Powell River campus. She also participated in Indigenization efforts at VIU (working groups, learning circles, and course development) and taught and co-taught courses aligned with work-integrated learning and co-op education. She served as chair of the
Accountability Council for BC-WIL and currently sits as a representative for Capilano University. She has a master’s degree in leadership.  Plus, special congratulations are in order, as Micki has just completed her Doctor of Education in Organizational
Leadership.  Well done Doctor McCartney.

Residential & Commercial Building Design and Project Management Consultation since 1983.  LBD Lewis Building Designs’ integrity: “Peace of Mind Designs / Creating Homes Not Just Houses”

Andy’s very passionate interest in the home design and build industry, combined with his solutions-oriented personality and desire to see all people in their most positive space, Andy Lewis sees the “Going the Extra Mile” modus operandi along with the unique 

Peace of Mind Platform of LBD Lewis Building Designs as an Industry Solution for all involved parties. The Mission for LBD Lewis Building Developments is to add nothing but positive energy to each and every Home and Commercial building project, while setting the standard that this positive energy is a must for every client entering their lovely new space. 

Nancy Tiffin lives in Gibsons with her husband Mike and their two dogs – Hiker and Mitzy. Working in sales as the Special Projects Manager with Coast Reporter for the past ten years, she thrives in finding ways to support the local community in special features and magazine supplements that connect people.

Creativity, integrity, and good communication are what drive her passion for her work. Working well under the constant pressure of deadlines, she is still able to bring a sense of calm to her clients and those she works with.

Her motto is: ‘Live your life to the fullest and learn to love all the experiences you have. Those experiences – both good and bad – combine to create a colourful and textured tapestry that is wholly yours.
Rotary Club of Gibsons hosting LIVE Auction

The Rotary Club of Gibsons and High Beam Dreams are running an Online and Live Auction in aid of the Ukraine Humanitarian Relief appeal.

If you would like to donate an item to the auction, you can enter the details of your offer online using the website or simply email details to Chris Wolfe We do need at least one image of the item, and if you are entering directly please note the image file extension  .jpeg  is not accepted by the system - you just need to change it to  .jpg.

Please feel free to connect with Chris should you have any difficulty in accessing or using the link.      

The auction will run online from April 8th to 23rd, and a small number of items will then go to a Live Auction Event on the 23rd at High Beam Dreams with  Ed Hill as auctioneer.

Learn More + Bid
Shaggy Jack's Grand Opening! 
Shaggy Jack's Grand Opening

Weekly Roundup Featuring Business Partners

Find out what's happening with Chamber business members this week.

  • EVENT: Shaggy Jack's is hosting "Building a Mushroom Community on the Sunshine Coast" April 9th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Learn more in their website here.
  • JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gibsons Public Market is hiring for two roles: P/T Manager, Finance and Manager, Operations. Learn more here. 
  • EVENT: Easter Sunday at Banditry Cider! Partnering with Farm Ventures to host an Easter Sunday on April 17 that your kids won’t soon forget. $10 admission will grant you access to our petting zoo, face painting, Easter egg hunt, and treats. For a little extra your kiddo can take a pony ride around our property! Watch social media for updates! 

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