About Economic Partnership North Vancouver (EPNV)
EPNV is here to help businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our focus is on supporting growth, connection, education, and innovation for each and every business in our community.
Our EPNV team is available to help your business. Whatever the issue, whatever your business, we are here to answer your questions. So, reach out and find out what relevant information, support and connections we have to support you.
Who we help:
- New investors
- Sole proprietorship & home based businesses
- Retail operators
- Commercial & light industrial operations
- Industrial & waterfront operations
- Non-profit employers
We are here to provide the information, support or connections you need.
How we help:
We tailor our support to your needs. We will find a way to help, at no charge.
- Individual business consultation
- Business skills development & training programs
- Business sector interviews & outreach
- Connecting business to local supply chains
- Working with regulators to reduce barriers
- Promoting trade opportunities
- Local Economic Roundtables & Forums
- Creating and facilitating connection
Who is on the Economic Partnership Board?
EPNV is governed by a Board of local leaders in North Vancouver because at our core, we believe that our community is a team. We are therefore dedicated to facilitating a collaboration of industry and drawing from government, business and community groups in order to create a balance of interests, power and responsibility. Our goal is to create a healthy and interconnected local business ecosystem and a business environment that others envy.
Our Economic Partnership has senior representation from all major industry sectors, local government, First Nations, Port of Vancouver and BDC. This group gives a powerful business voice to decision makers. We call it the Power of the Partnership.
Manufacturing & Retail – Jon Hoerauf, President, Arcteryx
Financial & Consulting – Louise Fogharty, Regional Director, Strategy Implementation, BDC Business Development Bank
Financial – Chris Catliff, President & CEO, BlueShore Financial
Tourism – John Stibbard, Vice President of Operations, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Education – Paul Dangerfield, President and Vice-Chancellor, Capilano University
Automotive & Retail – James Carter, Owner, Carter GM
Local Government – Larry Orr, Manager, Business Services, City of North Vancouver
Construction/Development – Oliver Webbe, President, Darwin Properties
Local Government – Charlene Grant, General Manager, Corporate Services, District of North Vancouver
Port-Terminal – Jim Belsheim, President, Neptune Terminals
Film – Peter Leitch, President & CEO, NorthShore Studios
Finance – David Kim, Senior Manager, BDC
Port – Robyn Crisanti, Director, Public Affairs, Port of Vancouver
Retail-Development – Gary Mathiesen, President & CEO, Quay Property Management
Port-Shipbuilding – Frank Butzelaar, CEO, Seaspan
First Nations – Chief Gibby Jacob, Executive Operating Officer, Squamish Nation
First Nations – Matthew Thomas, Economic Development Officer, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Health & Wellness – Karin Olson, COO, Vancouver Coastal Health
Port-Terminal – Brad Eshleman, President, Western Stevedoring