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The role of our Board of Directors is to support businesses in Cloverdale, Clayton, and Campbell Heights and represent the interests of our members. Our Board of Directors is voted upon by our members. Our Board members are volunteers who give their time and share their expertise to help better our local business community. We sincerely appreciate all of their dedication and hard work.
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Our Board of Directors
Adam Smith embodies the visionary leadership behind Uptown Business Machines, steering the enterprise forward since its establishment in 2016. His dedication to redefining office solutions is evident in the company’s specialization in cutting-edge office equipment, featuring top-tier photocopiers and multifunction printers from industry giants like Kyocera, Xerox, and Epson.
Central to Uptown Business Machines’ success is Adam’s unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service. Beyond technological excellence, the company distinguishes itself through tailored, hands-on service, ensuring that each client’s specific requirements are met with precision and care.
Adam’s commitment to community enrichment extends deep. Alongside his thriving business pursuits, he proudly supports the Surrey Eagles hockey team, fostering a robust partnership that embodies his dedication to community engagement and local sports.
Furthermore, Adam is recognized for his past presidency at the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce, where his leadership and advocacy significantly influenced the local business landscape, fostering an environment conducive to growth and collaboration.
In addition to his business endeavors, Adam Smith is deeply involved in community initiatives, lending support to local charities like Sources Community Resources and spearheading initiatives such as the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser. Furthermore, he serves as the esteemed President of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, advocating for local businesses and fostering an environment of collaboration and growth.
Adam’s comprehensive approach, blending technological innovation, unparalleled customer service, community engagement, and a passion for local sports, forms the cornerstone of Uptown Business Machines’ sterling reputation. His unwavering commitment to enhancing both business and community spheres embodies the values that define his professional journey.
Rebecca is the Executive Director of the Surrey Hospice Society. Surrey Hospice Society supports those facing the end of their lives in Surrey’s Residential Hospice, at Surrey Memorial Hospital and also those who choose to stay in their homes.
Rebecca is also a small business owner, long-time local activist and advocate. She has a multifaceted professional background with over 20 years of serving the not-for-profit world and fortune 500 companies. Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, is certified in Public Relations, Financial Planning and also pursued her Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Deeply committed to the community she lives in, and a resident of the area for over 34 years Rebecca has always believed in service, standing up, speaking up, and participating.
Jennifer is the co-founder and owner of DFC Events, a full service event and special event planning company.
Jennifer has over 20 years of sales, marketing and management experience. Event management and marketing was a natural fit with Jennifer’s work and volunteer experience. She has a passion for working with non-profit organizations. That passion started early when she volunteered with her family at various disabled sporting events.
Jennifer loves travel and new experiences, grateful she has had the opportunities to visit several cities and countries. And, like her business partner, Shannon, Jennifer enjoys collaborating with clients on their events, helping them reach their fundraising or corporate goals.
Sandra Parker, CGA CPA
For the past twelve years Sandra Parker has owned and operated this Chartered Professional Accounting firm out of Cloverdale. Their clients include, personal taxpayers, small to medium business, proprietorships and corporations.
Providing services such as full cycle bookkeeping services, GST, Payroll and
WCB calculations and prides itself on efficient, accurate and friendly service.
They enjoy being able to see their client’s businesses thrive, and that all tax
payers (personal and corporate) receive all of the tax credits that they deserve.
Nicole started in career in Scotia Bank as Personal Banking Officer and a Mutual Funds Investment Advisor. She decided to leave the bank to work as a Registered Behavioral Therapist in the Surrey school system.
After 12 years working within this industry, Nicole decided to put her time and effort into the family business.Nicole believes in providing her clients with a high level of customer service and takes pride in ensuring that when you call in, you are taken care of from the first phone call to the day you take possession of your new home.
Nicole has fostered children for 30 years off and on and off, coached community ball and soccer, volunteered with Autism Speaks, and several other community programs. When she has some spare time, Nicole loves hiking, playing and watching sports, spending time with her family and friends, cooking and enjoying a glass of red wine.
Renee has been a licensed funeral director and Cremationist for 15 years serving families all over the Lower Mainland. She is dedicated and feels it is an honour to assist and guide families through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Renee is passionate about her profession and strives to provide the highest standard of service with ethics and integrity.
She has served on the board of directors for the British Columbia Funeral Association for 8 years. Chamber of Commerce Maple ridge for four years and volunteered for 6 years for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation and has been recognized as “Honouring Life Specialist.
Renee feels proud to be working with the Kearney family who have devoted over 115 years to serving grieving families and their communities.
Renee believes “It is a privilege to serve people, a privilege that must be earned and once earned there is an obligation to do something good with it” – Barbara Jordan
Tyler is currently a practicing lawyer with the local Cloverdale firm of MacMillan, Tucker and Mackay, having been with the firm since 2016.
He completed his studies at Dalhousie University (2009), Brock University (2012), the University of Kent (2014) and UBC (2015) before completing his articling training under George Gunnink and then remained with the firm as an associate. His practice is focused on real estate, wills and estates, and corporate and commercial matters.
Having studied around the world, and called Ontario home, Tyler has had the opportunity to experience many different communities and become involved with many local organizations. When looking to begin his practice he intentionally sought a location that offers not only opportunity for a young individual just starting out, but also encompassed a sense of community. This is what he found in Cloverdale and specifically with the Chamber of Commerce.
Kristina is an experienced leader in philanthropy, currently serving as the Executive Director for the Fraser Region at the BC Cancer Foundation and leading fundraising efforts for the new BC Cancer Centre in Cloverdale. Kristina is dedicated to bringing world-class healthcare closer to home for the people of Cloverdale, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.
Previously, Kristina served as the Senior Associate Director of Advancement for the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University, where she was responsible for the advancement of philanthropy for the Surrey Campus. Kristina truly believe that philanthropy is instrumental in fostering mutually-beneficial collaborations between nonprofit, private, and public sectors, uniting their resources and expertise to achieve a greater good for our communities.
Paul has been the Executive Director of the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association for the past ten years. Prior to this, he has many years of experience in marketing and business development.
His main responsibility is to encourage business development in the Cloverdale Town Centre including strategic planning, business recruitment, event management, beautification initiatives and crime reduction programs.
Paul is a strong supporter of our community. He has played an integral role in many great events in Cloverdale including the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade, Surrey Santa Parade, Blueberry Festival, Blueberry Fest Show N Shine, Cloverdale Chili Cook off, and Halloween Costume Parade. He also created “Heads Up Alert” for email messaging that BIA members can send in suspicious behaviour notice or recent criminal activity they have experienced.
Coreen is the Executive Director of the Surrey Association for Community Living, a non-profit organization that provides support services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
In 2015, Coreen was the recipient of a Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Women in Business Award. Her philosophy is to lead by example and empower people to feel confident in their abilities. Her goal is to he strives to break down barriers and search for new opportunities.
Coreen is passionate about bettering our community through making opportunities accessible to all.
Lesley is the Chief Operating Officer at Starline Windows Ltd. She has been honoured to watch the company grow from a small family business to a multimillion- dollar household name in the window industry over the last 23 years..
Lesley and her team are responsible for overseeing the operations management of the company including the daily operations, supply chain, purchasing, continuous improvement, safe , and IT infrastructure. After spending 15 years in university learning multiple disciplines including accounting, purchasing, marketing, inventory management, operations, and law, she found that leadership was her passion.
She completed her BBA – Major in Leadership from Trinity Western University . The journey of learning never ends, and her years of real-world experience have taught her many additional valuable skills..
One of Lesley many passions is enriching the lives of youth and being an active volunteer for the Surrey Board of Trade Youth Entrepreneur Team. Youth are our future, and it is important that they have the tools to be successful and be empowered.
Lesley’s moto is “Never do it alone”. By sharing our knowledge, experience, and resources, together we can be stronger.She thrives on being the catalyst to those around her and inspiring them to be the best they can be. Her everyday practice is to live life at the fullest, to give back and help inspire others to find the courage to grow themselves.
“A closed door should never stop you. Just use the window.” – Lesley Noland.
As CFO for Trademark Group of Companies, Jen Temple is in charge of everything from property management to land development and more. She has received
awards from the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, Homelessness and Housing
Society, and Surrey Board of Trade to name a few.
The family business owns Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre, where Jen
spends much of her time dealing with all aspects of the mall including working
with individuals experiencing homelessness and at-risk youth.
Jen is a mother of three and a grandma of one grandson, who is her biggest joy in life these days. She is supporting this Options campaign
because she understands first-hand what having the right opportunities and support can mean to a youth. Jen was a teen mom, and
knows if it wasn’t for her family that she was blessed to be born
into, she wouldn’t be who she is today.
Chamber of Commerce
The Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce is governed by a set of bylaws, voted by our membership. To learn what our bylaws are, please select the download button here to review.
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We are not currently accepting applications for board members. Interested board members will be presented to the membership and voted on at the annual AGM in September. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved in the future.
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