L-R: Fran Miller, Deb Mowbray, Paul Legge, Milynda Taylor, Ted McNicol, Doug Marteinson, Stephine Boyd, Vineet Migliani
2019 – 2020 Board of Directors
At the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting held March 13, 2019 at the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club in Roberts Creek, members acclaimed a new slate of Directors. Ted McNicol, Fran Miller, Doug Marteinson and Deb Mowbray continued as Directors. Elected to new 2 year terms: Milynda Taylor, re-elected and New Directors, Stephine Boyd, Paul Legge and Vineet Migliani.
Remax City — Sunshine Coast
Deb Mowbray is a local Realtor and has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast for 15+ years. She has raised her two sons here who are now 20 and 21, spending many years on ball fields and in ice arenas and volunteering with their schools as much as she could!
Deb enjoys gardening, yoga, arts and crafts, the beach and living in the Heart of Gibsons Landing!
Deb has been a member of the Chamber since she got into real estate in 2004 and has seen many changes in our community, has seen businesses come and go and is a strong proponent of shopping and supporting local. She would like to see the community maintain its character while continuing to thrive.
High Beam Dreams
Vineet Miglani, along with his wife, Nidhi Kamboj, and his younger brother, Sugeet, are the new owners of what was once the Gibsons United Church on Glassford Road in lower Gibsons. He and his wife moved to the Coast three years ago to escape the real estate madness of the Lower Mainland. Working in the banking industry all his life, he “saw how the numbers were going” and was looking for an investment property. When he saw the church for sale he “spent three months full-time thinking of what can be done with the existing zoning and building with the aim of trying to keep a lot of people happy.” Renamed High Beam Dreams Event Centre. The event space is the cornerstone of High Beam Dreams. “I’ve always been interested in the arts,” says Miglani of his desire to provide the Coast with another arts venue. In addition to hosting live music concerts, the space will be available to rent for all manner of events and gatherings, including weddings.
M Taylors Accounting Services
Milynda’s business model is based on honesty, integrity and accountability towards her clients — mainly self-employed, small or medium sized businesses providing services and products in construction, publishing, retail, health care, or pet care.
Milynda’s 25+ years of experience in finance provide the firm foundation for her efficient and detail oriented accounting service, high level of professionalism and warm, friendly environment. She is comfortable with all types of businesses and structures from self-employed to medium size companies. Milynda expertly monitors and consults with her clients on business growth patterns, and provides current information on financial and tax matters enabling them to make a more reliable decision regarding their business.
Understanding the importance of supporting the community, Milynda volunteers her time as Treasurer for the Gibsons Chamber of Commerce, the Coasting Along Theatre Society and the Restorative Justice Program of Sunshine Coast.
REMAX CITY - Sunshine Coast
Born and raised on the west coast, Fran has lived and worked in Gibsons for over 22 years. She owned and operated West Coast Vacation Property Management early on in her career, helping hundreds of tourists coming to the Coast. She has been a realtor with REMAX in Gibsons since 2008, working to promote the Coast to newcomers, both businesses and new residents, to encourage them to move to and work here in our beautiful home. She is also an Executive member of the Gibsons Rotary Club and is a Board Member and Capital Campaign member of the Gibsons Public Market. She was on the PAC executives for 2 schools for 14 years, and now has 2 children at university in the Okanagan.
Marteinson Learning Resources Ltd.
In his youth, Doug suffered an addiction to teamwork. Twenty five years ago, he chose to develop a differentiating expertise in leadership and large group collaboration methods for organizational transformation. During his consulting career, Doug had the opportunity of witnessing dramatic turnarounds in organizational teamwork and financial performance. Doug holds the view that developing a culture of strong teamwork gives rise to a lasting competitive advantage.
Sr. Commercial Business Advisor - Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Paul was born and raised in the Lower Mainland, but recently moved to the Sunshine Coast with his wife. He has been visiting the Coast for 12+ years as he has family here. He has both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree in World Religions from UBC, and recently attained his Master of Business Administration from SFU. Prior to coming to the Sunshine Coast, he worked in commercial banking for one of the largest international banks helping both small and large businesses and their owners achieve their financial goals. He is now a Senior Commercial Service Advisor at the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and is excited to help businesses on the Coast thrive and prosper.In the Lower Mainland, he volunteered with Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Hospital and was a volunteer high school basketball coach for 10 years. He looks forward to getting involved in the community and help the Sunshine Coast meet its amazing potential while maintaining its warmth and vibrancy.”
Kenmac Auto Parts
I was born in Saskatchewan and I have five siblings. Graduated from Merritt Secondary in 1983 and then graduated with a diploma in Animal Health Technology from the Saskatchewan Institute of Technology in 1987. Shawn and I were married in 1989, We have three children and two grand children. Well my children attended schools here on the coast I served on various Parent committees. I am a member of Christian Life Assembly
I have work with Shawn since 1993 at Kenmac Parts. I got to helped to computerize the business. I am the office manager in charge of accounts payable, receivable, payroll, scheduling, advertising and managing the computer as well all general office duties. It is a business that has been part of this community for 60 years.
hr Achieve Consulting
Ted has spent most of his professional career working in Human Resources in very large organizations, several of which operated globally. Specializing in Rewards (compensation and benefits), performance management and systems developed his passion for the operational/business side. Upon moving to the Sunshine Coast, more of his time has been spent working directly with business leaders, providing a range of advice and guidance reflecting his focus on people being the primary competitive advantage in today’s economy.
An amateur musician/music lover and avid photographer, Ted is also active in the community, serving on the Gibsons District Public Library Board, on the Gibsons Legion 109 Entertainment Committee, and as a Research Ambassador for the Canadian Institute of Health Research. In the recent past, he has also been a Board member of the Vancouver Metis Citizens Society and at Successful Contracting Consulting, preparing new contractors/consultant for self-employment.