K. David Andersson, President, Andersson Cross Border Law Corporation. Working as an attorney in private practice, Mr. Andersson specializes in U.S. Business Immigration law with over 15 years experience in a wide variety of Canadian and American cross-border transactional matters. He is called to the Bar in both British Columbia and Washington State and has represented clients before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada, the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, United States District Court and U.S. Immigration Court. Whether it is advising on visa strategies or representing clients before border tribunals and authorities, Mr. Andersson helps his clients navigate legal obstacles at the Canada/U.S. border.
Suite 501, 938 Howe Street, Vancouver BC
Tel: 604-608-0818 Fax: 888-402-0708
Greg Boos, Attorney at Law, Cascadia Cross-Border Law. Mr. Boos specializes in representing international businesspersons with their U.S. immigration needs through the law firm of Cascadia Cross-Border Law. Greg has been named one of the world’s leading practitioners of U.S. immigration law by the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell. An occasional author on immigration topics, Greg has written articles for Immigration Briefings, Immigration Law Report, Bender's Immigration Bulletin, and various publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is recognized internationally for advocacy on border and immigration issues. In June 2003, Greg received AILA's Advocacy Award in recognition of continuing effort in the development of immigration policy. In addition to practicing law, Greg is also an Adjunct Professor in Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University.
1305 11th Street, Suite 301, Bellingham, Washington 98225
Tel: 360-671-5945 Fax: 360-676-5459
Jim Pettinger, President, UCanTrade, Inc helps Canadian companies market and distribute profitably in the United States. Their objective is to help overcome the "border barrier" by providing a low-cost, fully equipped, fully staffed extension of your Canadian office in the nearby United States. From their 20,000 sq. ft facility in Ferndale, Washington, UCanTrade provides more than 130 Canadian exporters with USA Marketing Support Services, including USA business identity, warehousing, distribution, order processing, fulfillment and product representation.
1465 Slater Road, P.O. Box 5007, Ferndale, WA 98248-5007
P.O. Box 94430, Richmond, B.C., V6Y 2A8.
Tel: 360-680-6900 Fax: 360-380-1161
Keiko Norisue, principal, New Century Real Estate Ltd. specializing in commercial, residential, business, lease and rental real estate.
535 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6C 2Z4
Tel: 604-250-4935 Fax: 604-683-6354
John Henderson, C.A., is a partner in the Chartered Accountancy firm of HLB Cinnamon, Jang, Willoughby and his specialized areas of practice are in the forest and logging, entertainment, automobile and manufacturing industries.
Metro Tower II Suite 900
4720 Kingsway Burnaby, B.C., Canada, V5H 4N2
Tel: 604-454-6211 Fax: 604-435-4319
A. Allan Skidmore, Co-Executive Chairman &CEO, TCG International, Inc. is Past Chairman of PACE and a former Chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade. TCG is a leader in the automotive and communications fields and is particularly well known on both sides of the border with their Speedy Glass operations - specializing in auto, residential and commercial glass replacement.
Corporate Head Office:
4710 Kingsway Burnaby, B.C., Canada, V5H 4M2
Tel: 604-438-1000 Fax: 604-438-7414
James E. ( Jim ) Kohnke, is an international trade and transportation consultant - having served offshore, coastal and international marine operations in a number of capacities during an interval spanning four decades. In recent years, he has specialized in the logistics of arranging and coordinating transportation project and regular intermodal freight traffic movements with door-to-door service. An active participant in the transportation field, Mr. Kohnke is a member of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Plimsoll Club and other groups. He is a Past-President of the Vancouver Transportation Club and the Vancouver Transportation Foundation. He is Past Chair of the Transportation committees of PACE and the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. He was elected to the PACE Board of Directors in 1996 and continues to represent them at the Alaska Chamber of Commerce and on the Whatcom Council of Governments IMTC ( International Mobility and Trade Corridor ) Project. Aside from his independent consultant activity, he currently manages PACE administration as Executive Director. Mr. Kohnke is also on the Board of the ITS Corporation, a subsidiary of Trans-Link ( Greater Vancouver Regional Transportation Authority ). He currently serves on the Policy Review Committee of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.
M.P.O. Box 3032, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6B 3X5
Tel: (Direct Lines) 604-682-8278
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David R. Evans, CHME is Managing Director of David R. Evans and Associates, an Advisory group that provides strategic counsel to the Global Hospitality Community in Sales, Training, Branding, Sales Audits/Reviews, Feasibility Studies and Marketing (Advertising and Public Relations). Mr. Evans is also a partner with FRONTLINESM. As Vice President and General Manger with Westin Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Evans supervised every global market segment, group individual, consortia, incentive and the travel industry with oversight in Asia, Europe and South America. He has served on a wide range of industry Boards and is a recognized leader and expert in Hospitality Sales and Marketing.
7408 91st Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.
Tel: 206-232-7086 Fax: 206-230-8122 Mobile: 206-930-7087
W.N. (Bill) Grant, Founder, CEO, President and Director of Consolidated Firstfund Capital Corp. www.firstfund.ca and Vitality Products Inc. www.vitality.ca and founder of Gold Star Resorts Inc. www.goldstarresorts.com Past President of Nabob Foods Ltd. and past Vice-President of Standard Brands ( now RJR-Nabisco ); formerly a Director of Norsat International, Potters Distilleries, FraserFund Venture Capital (VCC) and Past Chairman and Director, Canadian Manufacturers Association. Mr. Grant is a successful business executive and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the fields of merchant banking, marketing, general management and sales. Mr. Grant has also spent over 12 years in the resort development and construction industry. Over the past 15 years he has successfully raised, managed and invested over $300 million in private and public investments.
Wendy B. McDonald, Chairman, B.C. Bearings Group, a group of companies offering bearings, power transmissions, materials handling, electrical and allied industrial products and services to a broad range of industries. They are located at multiple sites throughout North and South America. Ms. McDonald is a Past Chair of the Pacific Enterprise Council ( PACE ) and of the Vancouver Board of Trade among other organizations. She was awarded The Order of Canada in 1997 and is the receipient of many other awards and distinctions.
William E. (Bill) Reid, Principal independent consultant with Solutions Consultants; acting Executive Director of Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce; marketing director for Flag Chevrolet; Provincial appointed Community Chairman 2010 Olympic for Surrey and also active as committee member for the 2005-2006 World Junior Hockey Championships. Bill is Past National President, Kinsemen Clubs of Canada; served as Alderman, Corporation of Delta 1974-1978; Chairman, B.C. Transit Board of Directors 1980-1985; elected MLA Surrey 1983; served as chief Government whip 1984 to 1986; appointed B.C.Minister of Tourism and Provincial Secretary 1986-1991; Director Canada Cup Womens fastball tournments; Director of Corporate Development and Marketing, Pacific Group of companies 1991-1997; President, White Rock South Surrey Chamber of Commerce 1993-1997; former member Rotary International recipient of Paul Harris Award; President, Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce 1991-2002 and former owner, Cloverdale Antique Mall and Auction 1999-2004. Bill is also currently President, Seaton Woodward Foundation, a member of the IMTC ( International Mobililty & Trade Corridor ) Project, a member of Surrey Tourism Advisory Committee and member Pacific Border Crossing Task Force.