About Economic Partnership North Vancouver
What is Economic Partnership North Vancouver?
Economic Partnership North Vancouver (EPNV) is a collaborative partnership between business, first nations and governments in North Vancouver. Its purpose is to facilitate long-term economic growth and prosperity for the region. EPNV was established by the North Vancouver Chamber in response to the need for a more collaborative and integrated approach to business support and regional economic development in the face of a changing economic landscape.
EPNV is here to help businesses of all sizes and from all sectors. So, reach out and find out what relevant information, support and connections we have to support you.
How can Economic Partnership North Vancouver help you?
Our EPNV team is available to help your business. Whatever the issue, whatever your business, we are here to answer your questions.
Who we help:
- New investors
- Sole proprietorships / home based business
- 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 connections
Who is on the Economic Partnership Board?
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
Real Estate – Mehdi Shokri, Principal, Avison Young (North Vancouver Chamber Chair)
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
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
Technology – Koert VandenEnden, Director of Finance, Global Relay
Port-Terminal – Jim Belsheim, President, Neptune Terminals
Film – Peter Leitch, President & CEO, NorthShore Studios
Port – Robyn Crisanti, Director, Public Affairs, Port of Vancouver
Retail-Development – Gary Mathiesen, President & CEO, Quay Property Management
Port-Shipbuilding – Nancy McKenzie, CFO, 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