Entrepreneurs & Innovators Panel Leadership Evening

  • 19 Oct 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • River Market 112-810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster BC V3M 6B9


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The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is excited to host an evening of vibrant discussion with several local entrepreneurs and innovators.

Catering by Wild Rice

Beer and wine will be served

Come out and hear what makes these successful business owners so inspired to do business in New Westminster

Moderator - Stephen Bruyneel of SB Communications & Public Affairs Ltd


Jorden Foss - Steel and Oak

Rich Patterson - Patterson Brands

Stefania Butkovic - Mindful Mutts

Danison Buan – Refood

Minna – The Network Hub

Presented by: Douglas College

Sponsored by:

Fortis BC

Invest New West, City of New Westminster

Winvan Paving

The Record

Steel & Oak Brewery

Jorden Foss:

Born and raised in New Westminster Jorden Foss began his love for beer with his business partner Jamie Garbutt in the backyard of his Dublin St. home. What started as a hobby has now turned into Steel & Oak Brewing Co. A craft brewery and Tasting Room that distributes beer across BC and Alberta. When Jorden is not at the brewery he and his wife Alissa run around after their 2 year old son Jude

Stefania Butkovic

Stefania is an animal, environment, community-loving entrepreneur based in New Westminster. She owns and runs specialty canine facility “Mindful Mutts Group Dog Care + Positive Training” in Sapperton.   Aside from running a fun and enriching low-stress daycare environment for dogs, she advocates for humane treatment of animals by educating clientele and social media followers on ethical and science-based training and handling methods. Stefania is opening a second location in Downtown New West to bring this passion of innovative group dog care to a more concentrated part of the city with the hopes of helping even more people foster a better relationship with their dogs.


Rich Patterson, Owner Patterson Brands

Born and raised in a small town in Canada’s Rocky Mountains Rich grew up camping, hiking and skiing.  Rich graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1992 with his Bachelor of Arts in Communications.  He has worked in government and the private sector in senior public relations & marketing roles — most notably as Roots’ marketing manager.  

Since 2005 Rich’s own company has been transforming client brands into elevated and engaging products, designs and packaging.  You can find Patterson Brands on the web, Instagram and Facebook.

Rich lives in New Westminster with his wife Shannon and their ten year-old daughter


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