Client Success Stories

Each year we help thousands of rural BC entrepreneurs just like you turn their dreams into reality. Here are some of their stories. We hope they inspire you to get in touch with your local Community Futures office.


Eliana Fragrance

Laetitia Mfamobani, known as The Candle Queen, is the Founder & CEO of Eliana Fragrance, where she celebrates the feminine spirit with handcrafted candles that spark beautiful memories and create emotional connections.

Anvantage Printing

In beautiful Prince Rupert, B.C., Carol Bulford runs a full-service print boutique where she serves the community while striving to make every job a win-win for her and her customers.

The Gorilla Graffix Group Jacket Back

With fierce determination and an artistic approach to his work, Gerrit McLean, Creative CEO of The Gorilla Graffix Group, lives for moments when he gets the job just right and witnesses the excitement on a customer’s face.


When Paige Whitehead, Founder of Nyoka Design Labs, first explored her interest in microbiology, she had no idea it would be the first step toward making a measurable impact on the planet.

All Wrapped up in Healing

At Shuswap Float & Wellness, Owner & Operator Kate Bischke helps people find their calm energy so they can relax, heal and return to themselves.

Gonzo Tiered Box Line

Kevin Hamel is the owner and operator of Gonzo Gardeners, where he passionately builds garden boxes and inspires a community of gardening enthusiasts with advice and hope for a greener tomorrow.


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Mission, BC  V2V 0C5

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