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2014 WOMEN IN BUSINESS

visionary women

SALUTING CLOVERDALE’S WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Yvonne Hogenes, owner of Malary’s Fashion Network, is one of Cloverdale’s leading businesswomen. She’s grown her business from a small, style-oriented store into a full family business, and is the founder of innovative product lines: Tab Custom-Fitted Bras and Firma Energywear.

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omen are succeeding as entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders in both the corporate world and with not-for-profit organizations. Women are increasingly creating strategies for profitability, growth, and success in businesses in our community, across the province and around the world. Women continue to face hurdles including gender bias and systemic barriers to advancement. Women are more likely to own small businesses than medium-sized businesses, yet women are underrepresented in overall business ownership. Encouraging the growth of women in business is a priority. Investing in women in business is an investment in the future of our communities. Increasing the diversity of business ownership ultimately leads to better corporate decision-making. This will be even more critical as our world becomes more connected. Networking and mentorship is vital to leveraging our strengths and sharing good business knowledge makes sense — the education of tomorrow’s leaders starts today. Let’s celebrate the creativity, determination and innovation of women who are leaders in business. Women entrepreneurs are taking risks and pursuing workplace goals with vision and leadership. We should celebrate the successes of Cloverdale’s visionary women, but let’s also know there is still work to do to continue forging a path for future generations. – Stephanie Cadieux is MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale and Minister for Children and Family Development.

Hair and makeup by Keisha at Michaud’s Salon, Spa and Wellness Centre.

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Clover Square Village salutes all the hardworking business owners at Clover Square Village! Annik Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-7775 Bell One Touch Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 778-574-4447 Canadian H2O to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-0426 Central Valley Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-7007 Chevron Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-0040 Clover Care Dental Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-4747 Clover Care Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-7883 Cloverdale Dental Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-3522 Cloverdale Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic . . 604-574-4342 Coast Capital Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-517-7000 Curves For Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-2221 Dairy Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-4811

Dollarama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-2155 D-W Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-9396 Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-0322 Essential Nail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-4602 Express Employment Professionals . . . . . . . 604-575-8181 FHA - Audiology Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-5100 FHA - Cloverdale Public Health. . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-5100 ICBC Expressway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-661-2255 Invis-Feisal & Associates Mortgage Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-1412 John L Randall Law Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-3889 Just Great Clothes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-2030

KFC / Taco Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-7450 LS Quality New & Used Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-2224 LifeLabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-6111 Marketplace IGA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-9688 OMCG Ltd CMA’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-372-4116 Petro Value Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-0004 Pizza Hut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-6414 Quality Wine Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-4407 Recreation Vehicle Dealers Assoc of BC . . . 604-575-3868

Rusty’s Neighborhood Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-5512 Salty’s Fish & Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-2115 Sashimi Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-3889 Scizzor Hair Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-372-2525 Shoppers Drug Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-574-7436 Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-576-5878 Tan de Soleil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-1456 The Co-operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-8711 UPS Store # 382 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-575-5095

17700 56 AVENUE • OVER 40 SHOPS AND SERVICES RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF CLOVERDALE


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DENISE COOKE

MICHELLE ARTLETT TAMARA ARTLETT

Owner

DENISE COOKE, is the proud owner of Gypsy Moon, a metaphys-

ical store in Downtown Cloverdale. Founded upon the belief that everyone should have a place where they can freely explore their spirituality, Gypsy Moon has now become a popular attraction for many locals and visitors alike. The store carries a wide selection of Crystals, Tarot-Oracle Cards, Incense, Sage, Books, Candles, and other products. For those who seek insight into their past, present, or future – there are Psychic Readers in house daily. If customers are unsure of which reader they would like to see, Denise suggests they try out the Psychic Dinners she hosts monthly at a local restaurant. Since opening her doors in 2010, Denise has felt the support from the local community, other entrepreneurs and customers. Having changed some lives including her own, the presence of Denise and her store continue to be an important part of the Cloverdale Community.

Gypsy Moon Metaphysical Books & Gifts

5693 - 176th Street, Cloverdale 778.574.1336 www.gypsymoonstore.com

JACKIE & JUDY

AT TOTAL BLISS SPA we offer a total relaxation experience, or, if you prefer, a lively conversation with great music and great coffee along with your pedicure. Relax in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our certified estheticians are ready to provide our clients the best service available. We feel so lucky to have so many clients who have returned again and again. We love getting to know our clients. That is what it is all about! We are a mother and daughter team that combines Tamara’s passion for esthetics with Michelle’s experience in business management. We wanted to provide a spa where everyone felt comfortable and where everyone could afford to be pampered. Our dream is that Total Bliss will keep growing and remain the neighbourhood spa for great services, great conversations, great laughs – and there are many – and great outcomes. 5660 176A Street, Cloverdale 604.372.2728 www.totalblissspa.com

ROSE FREY

Owners

Owner

MAGICAL MURALS With a journey that started seven years ago, painting interior decor for an infant boutique, Jackie and Judy have honed their craft carefully applying their clients’ vision; brush in hand, to their ever-changing, diverse canvasses. Be it an interior mural in a nursery, an exterior storefront logo, chalkboard menus at your favourite pub, or a festive, holiday window painting and everything in between, “If you can dream it, we can paint it.” That’s been the longstanding slogan of Magical Murals. Jackie & Judy specialize in customized and hand-painted:

Owners

• Interior and exterior murals • Custom logos and signs • Storefront window paintings • Chalkboard art and lettering

Please view our galleries on Facebook or at www.magicalmurals.ca

THE BOWERBIRD STOP is named after a little bird that collects sticks and brightly coloured objects to fancy-up its bower to attract a mate. It’s served as inspiration for owner Rose Frey. “As long as I can remember, I’ve done the same thing, and I believe there are other women who feel the need to collect and feather their nests. The store is my passion for unique items – the fusion of the overlooked, vintage and antique brings the patina approach to a home.” The search is on for vibrant items to be used in a creative way to achieve a feeling and aura that you would wish to have in your home. At The BowerBird Stop, our motto is: Your home is your canvas. Fill every nook and cranny with what you find beautiful. 5657 - 176th Street, Cloverdale 604.372.4400 www.bowerbirdstop.com

JADE ELECTROLYSIS

CAROLE STONE

Jennifer Desloges CE, CCE, CPE, RDT, CEO instructor, founder

Owner

CLOVERDALE COMPUTER DEN,

JADE ELECTROLYSIS, if you’ve ever struggled with unwanted hair, you know the feeling of self-consciousness and hassle brought on by dealing with hair-removal methods. While shaving, plucking and waxing can provide short-term solutions to unwanted hair, Jade Electrolysis provides permanent hair-removal with guaranteed* results. Founded by Jennifer Desloges, who herself struggled with finding a solution to unwanted hair growth, Jade is committed to helping people feel good in their own skin, by offering safe, effective hair-removal services that are guaranteed* for life. Jade uses the Desloges Method of Electrolysis, proven to be more effective than laser-hair removal, which can have the adverse effect of accelerating hair growth in some people. “We are seeing more and more people come to us with bigger problems, and it’s because they’ve had laser-hair removal,” explained Jennifer. Clients are often thrilled with the speed at which their hair-removal goals are achieved, and the services at Jade often end up being cheaper than the competition, as the trained technicians can complete a treatment area more quickly. And because Jade works with a company that funds cosmetic treatments, financing is available for those concerned with being able to afford their services. If you’re ready to take the first step towards permanent hair removal that is guaranteed* for life, give Jade a call today at 604-694-1332 or visit www. hairfreeforlife.com, and find out more about this safe, permanent solution. “We get the job done,” said Jennifer. “We deliver on our promise of permanent, for life hair removal.”

Carole Stone does not fit the image of the typical “computer nerd”, but just a few minutes of conversation with her will change your mind. She’s more of a computer “mensa” than most of the techie-world can ascribe to. She really knows her way around a logic board or memory upgrade. In fact, she can build a computer to your specs, or pickup your damaged computer and delivery it anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Service with a smile! For 11 years she’s owned the Cloverdale Computer Den on 176th Street in downtown Cloverdale which is full of state of the art brands and components: Seagate, Dr. Battery, Western Digital, Acer, Lenovo, Logitech, Edifier, Brother, HP, Microsoft, Lexmark, Trend Micro, and Toshiba. She’s proud of her HO size train, which runs around the perimeter and stretches across the centre of our store. Carole knows that these days “being green” and competitive pricing is extremely important. She sells generic and and name brand toner and ink cartridges at competitive pricing. She recycles everything! Whatever your problem is, we can either REPAIR or REPLACE IT, Carole says with confidence.

WE’RE ONLINE

*Ask for details.

604.694.1332 www.hairfreeforlife.com

5748 176 Street, Cloverdale Like us on Facebook 604.576.1277 www.cloverdalecomputers.ca


LYNDA GIESBRECHT Owner

THE ABODE is still in its first year of business and excited about growing

and being a part of Cloverdale. Home Decor is a part of what we provide but more distinctively is our painted furniture done by owner, Lynda as well as local individuals that have items in the store for sale. The popularity of painted furniture is on the rise, not just from the stand point of using Chalk style paint which is easy to use but also from the point of view that your furniture which you have at home and are tired of, can see new life once it receives a paint job. Locally made chalk style paint is also sold in the store so anyone wanting to try their own hand at painting a piece can do so. The Abode also is constantly on the look out for locally made products. To date we carry several soap lines in the store that are made locally with one of them being made right in Cloverdale. Other items which are locally made include propane tank art, dryer balls and Yoga mists. Come on by and check out the eclectic mix at The Abode, right across from The Henry.

#4 - 5723 176th Street, Cloverdale 604.803.1499 www.theabodecloverdale.ca

HELENA LLOYD Owner

HELENA LLOYD, owner of Mates Uniforms, in historic Downtown Cloverdale is a community-oriented businesswoman who really loves what she does. She is a second-generation entrepreneur. Both parents were hard working businesspeople who taught her and her family to work hard, be true to your word and treat people like you wish to be treated yourself. That is where she learned about customer service. Helena’s greatest accomplishment is a program called “HUGS” - Healthcare Uniforms Giving Smiles, a program where she collects gently used uniforms and sends them overseas. Mates Uniforms carries quality, fashionable uniforms from Cherokee and Dickies, chef uniforms, yoga wear and corporate wear.

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SHELLY APPLETON-BENKO CAROLINE FUCHS Choosing someone you trust to oversee your investments is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Shelly and Caroline use a systematic approach in developing a client’s portfolio and financial strategy.

Let Shelly and Caroline work with you to design a personalized investment plan that can help you: • Grow your savings for retirement, future education costs, or other planned expenses • Protect your wealth from capital loss and inflation • Plan for a comfortable retirement • Provide for your family or personal legacy

Let’s get started.

604-844-5486 www.odlumbrown.com/cfuchs

Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund

SHIFANA RAMJI Owner

ABC RESTAURANT

For Shifana Ramji, motivation comes from the energy her guests and staff bring to the restaurant. She loves being able to use her creativity in the kitchen, along with the opportunity to learn something new every day. She feels blessed with amazing staff and guests who have become like family. For her, it’s all about sharing in people’s lives – whether it’s being a part of family celebrations and significant milestones such as birthdays. ABC Restaurant aims to be the go-to restaurant for all age groups that’s recognized in Cloverdale for great customer service and quality of food. When not working, Shifana likes to spend time with friends and family, and volunteering.

5696 - 176 Street, Cloverdale 778.574.7004 www.matesuniforms.ca

EDITH KATRONIS Owner

19219 - 56 Avenue, Surrey 604.576.7770 www.abccountry.ca

YVONNE HOGENES JOANN MESSENGER

EDITH KATRONIS is a full time professional realtor in the business for 32 years. Her specialty is Cloverdale and South Surrey and is very familiar with Langley. According to Fraser Valley Statistics Edith and her team are the #1 selling agents for Cloverdale, Langley and Surrey in 2013. Edith has worked hard to have the most professional team but also a team that is caring and understands what sellers and buyers want from their realtor. Edith appreciates that her team is the most trusted to put the client first in every transaction. Edith has hand picked the agents that work with her and they have the same values she has. Her son Jonathan Katronis, Andrew Garisto, Kimberley Lockhart and Robert Lacey are on the team and work very hard to find buyers for their listings. The power of a team is tremendous and it takes a good leader to have a great team. Edith feels so blessed to be where she is and is so thankful to her many clients who have called with their real estate needs. Edith is also thankful to her administrative staff Heather and Kari, her daughter Lisa, who works part time, and her husband of 42 years. Please call Edith for a FREE MARKET EVALUATION and check out our website at www.katronisrealestate.com

604.574.0161 • katronisrealestate.com NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HARD WORK

MALARY’S FASHION NETWORK’S owner, Yvonne Hogenes has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, so growing her business from a small style-oriented store to a full family business that is vertically integrated, in her words was “not a choice!” She believes business ownership gives her the freedom to affect positive changes and help to influence her customer base. And she has. Her niche products integrate health and fashion, providing her customers with a unique answer to many issues, from a great fitting bra (TAB Bras) to her FIRMA Energywear line, which is one of the most innovative products to hit the market in years. Ask her about them. There’s also an educational component to her business. She believes her greatest influences have been her loyal customers, who tell her what their needs are, and her colleagues, as they learn and grow together. As her business has grown, one thing that has served Yvonne well over the years is a spirit of persistance and endurance, but most of all, a good ear, to really listen to her customers and fill their needs. When Yvonne has “down-time” she spends it travelling, reading, knitting and cooking. Her number one business goal this year is to help raise money and awareness for SAS Society of Surrey through strategic partnerships with like-minded businesses and product lines. She wants to give back to the community and make a significant difference, and she intends on doing that by surrounding herself with great people who want the same goals.

Come to Malary’s for the Ultimate Shopping Experience!

5755 - 176 Street, Cloverdale 604.574.6402 www.malarys.com • www.facebook/malarysfashion www.twitter.com/malarysfashion


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MICHELLE A. FAHRNEY Owner

DCT CANINE SERVICES Training and caring for dogs is what I do. I have five dogs of my own and I love them dearly. I have been passionate about dogs since I was a child. My parents were obedience trainers and show dog trainers and handlers. I have many years of hands-on experience with dogs, and have 20 plus years of training in Canada with a master trainer from England. My experience and skills have now reached the point where I find it easy to identify what a dog needs in order to improve behavior, and how to help the owner achieve that. My methods are based on positive reinforcement and motivation.

604.315.9224 Cloverdale, BC dctdogtraining1@gmail.com

NIAMH KAVANAGH Owner

I’m Niamh, owner of KATHLEENA THOMAS DESIGNS, a home-based business specializing in Breathing New Life into Old Soul Furniture. I love to repaint, recycle and reuse items in new and unexpected ways. I’m incredibly excited to announce we will be opening our first retail store, The Irish Clover, in downtown Cloverdale this spring. The Irish Clover will feature one-of-a-kind furniture, home decor, lighting and new-to-Canada paint lines. We will also showcase local artisans selling hand-crafted creations, along with an array of amazing products to fit everyone in the family, young and old, at prices comparable to the big box retailers.

604.813.0411 www.KathleenaThomasDesigns.com

Open May 1st: #101 - 5662 176th Street www.TheIrishClover.com

TRISH LUNDER

TARA ROBERTS

The Lunders Real Estate Team

BOSLEY’S PET FOOD PLUS at Cloverdale Crossing is a Family

Owner

In 2005 after 14 successful years with Revlon Canada the company announced a restructuring. Trish moved on to become a realtor. She received the “Rookie of the Year Award” at Homelife Titus. In 2007 Trish and her husband formed The Lunders Real Estate Team, joined forces with Macdonald Realty and have never looked back. Trish’s community involvement has been extensive. Raising funds for; breast cancer, the heart & stroke fund, the Cloverdale Community Kitchen and currently program lead for the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program. A mother of 3 grown boys and very proud Grandma (1 Grandson) spends all her free time with family. Trish feels blessed and is thankful for all the business referrals that come from the community, friends and family.

Macdonald Realty

200-7134 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC 604.603.1112 www.thelunders.com

Owner

Business headed by Tara. The Roberts’ own dog Maggie inspired them to look further into pet nutrition and until they opened the store, they had to travel outside of their own community to find the quality products they were looking for. The goal was to open and operate as a neighborhood store where you can come to get the necessities or to find one of the many specialty items. Tara is especially proud of the customer service they offer such as fantastic product knowledge, special orders, carry out, free delivery, price matching and of course, treats are always given to your furry companions who visit! The Roberts are firm believers in giving back to the community and have participated with many fundraisers and charity campaigns especially those that help animals. Bosley’s staff is very knowledgeable about a wide range of products as well as various forms of nutrition such as raw, freeze-dried, or kibble and are committed to helping each customer find what they need. If you haven’t already, Tara would like to invite you to join the Bosley’s family!

#400 - 6466 176th Street, Cloverdale Crossing 604.576.6377 www.bosleys.ca

PET FOOD PLUS Cloverdale Crossing

TRISH FEDEWICH

DR. ROSEANNE WALPOLE

Notary

Dentist

TRISH FEDEWICH recently celebrated 20 years

DR. ROSEANNE WALPOLE graduated

as a Notary Public in Surrey. She took over a business that her father, El Fedewich, started 35 years ago. For the last 7 years, Trish’s husband, Norman Witt, has worked in the business along with Trish and her dad. As a notary Trish prepares mortgages, transfers land, and prepares estate planning documents including wills, powers of attorneys and representation agreements. Trish also assists families by performing the duties of executor for their wills, if requested. Trish has a passion for education and she seeks to inform her clients of their legal options. She takes the time with people so they clearly understand the issues and can make informed decisions. “I use a lot of examples so that my clients can understand from a specific experience what I mean. Examples also help people to remember the discussion as it’s more personal.” I often write notes down for my clients to take home and “to do” lists. I call it their homework. At the end of the day, people come to me to get their affairs organized and I help them to accomplish this. Looking forward to the year ahead, Trish expects to be busy as the spring real estate market picks up. Most people buy and sell real estate during the spring and summer and that means contracts to complete and mortgages to prepare. There is also the new Wills Estate Succession Act (WESA) which comes into force at the end of March so there are always new things to learn.

Fedewich&Witt NOTARIES PUBLIC

A Family Business for Over 35 years.

5661 - 176A Street, Cloverdale 604.576.9468 www.fedewichwitt.com

from the University of British Columbia in 2007 and has been practicing general dentistry in Vancouver ever since. Growing up on Vancouver Island however, she will always be an island girl at heart. Dr. Walpole is a perpetual student and has taken several hundred hours of continued education and training in areas including cosmetic dentistry, Botox, endodontics (root canal treatment) and restorative dentistry. She is also a part time clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia and a member of the interview committee for the Faculty of Dentistry. When not practicing, Dr. Walpole enjoys spending her time with family and friends… exploring the beauty of our city and enjoying its abundant culinary scene. Dr. Walpole’s genuine interest in people and her gentle approach, along with her continued education enable her to give her patients the best possible care. Dr. Walpole is available 4 days per week alongside Dr. Robert Cegielski.

SERVICES: • • • • •

Family & Children’s Dentistry Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Cleaning Teeth Whitening Orthodontics

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME

835 - 17685 64th Avenue, Cloverdale 778.571.0800 www.cloverdaledentalclinic.com

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