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These are some of the clients that Community Futures Cowichan has helped.
* Note: only clients who wish to be profiled on our website are listed.
Mouth watering images.
Jules Sherred has combined his love of food and photography into a flourishing business. Nationally accredited in food photography, Jules officially launched his business in March 2021.
The calls are now coming in steadily and Jules is looking forward to meeting people in person. Jules will take pictures of food in virtually in any setting such as restaurants, bars, coffee shops, farms, cheese making, wineries, breweries, etc.
As Jules says:
"After I started taking pictures of meals for my food blog, I realized how much I love photography!"
Helping a flourishing client.
Helping a business that helps things grow and flourish is a bonus. Night Song Farm, located in Glenora, specializes in sustainably-grown flowers and offers hundreds of varieties of blooms. From intimate backyard weddings to large events, owner Linda Mimeault can create flower arrangements that are right for you.
Fresh flower bouquets are even available from one-off custom arrangements to weekly or monthly subscriptions for you or your business. Local restaurants even offer up a gorgeous variety of her edible flowers.
So if you want to view them or “chew them”, you have choices.
It was time to move out of the house.
Working from his home since 2004, Dave Jickling identified the need for a more comprehensive line of automotive repair services in the south Cowichan area. This meant a move from a home-based business to commercial shop space. It also required properly equipping the space to provide these new services.
Community Futures Cowichan was able to provide financing to allow for the acquisition of specialized equipment, related leasehold improvements and working capital. Now with these expanded services, he is able to better serve his already established clientele and attract new customers.
Well done, Dave!