Success Stories

Two Sisters Catering

Janet and Christine Blaire

For all your catering needs, from bagged lunches, to intimate dinner parties, weddings or even for a homemade birthday cake, call Two Sisters. Special dietary concerns such as gluten-free, vegan or diabetic can be catered to. Contact them for menus.

Janet & Christine Blair started test marketing their delicious snacks and meals in 2006. They have provided their mobile service for a wide variety of venues during this time; chopping, slicing, & tossing, to meet timelines while building their repertoire and growing a happy and satiated clientele.

They have now forged a collaboration with the curling club, so the sisters have a kitchen headquarters to call home where they can continue to prosper.

Janet & Christine Blaire
Ph: (250) 847-1706 or (250) 847-4279

Eye Candy Custom Cycles

Sam and Sara Henderson

An eye-catching success, Eyecandy Custom Cycles has enjoyed three years of growth. Sam and Sara Henderson move to Smithers with a desire to parlay a love of motorcycles into being their own boss. With the help of Tenley Dahlie and Nadina Community Futures’ Self-Employment Program along with Sam’s accredited skills and experience they developed a business plan that has proven to be strong and viable. Something sweet to ride is their motto and with Nadina Community Futures assistance this business trip has indeed been one sweet ride.
Located on the frontage road next to Farwest Bus Lines in Smithers or contact them at

3350 Hwy 16, Smithers, BC
Mail to: Box 4500, V0J2N0
Ph: (250) 847-4044 
Fax: (250) 847-4045 
Toll free 1-877-547-4044

Randy's Image Design

Randy Kroeker

Randy Kroeker has been the owner operator of Randy’s Image Design for over 15 years. Having moved to Smithers to take a job with the original sign business… the former owner was leaving and Randy went to Nadina Community Futures for financing assistance to take over. The slate of programs offered at the time were smaller but they went to bat for him, and with their help he got started. Since that day Randy has grown the business substantially and offers many more services. Randy has continued to consult Nadina over the years for suggestions and ideas.

Randy Kroeker, Graphic Designer, Owner/Manager
Location: Unit #1 Tatlow Road Industrial Park Smithers 
(Turn off Highway16 at Glacier Toyota)
Phone: 250 847-5566
Fax: 250 847-5060

Northword Magazine

Joanne Campbell

In each issue, Northword Magazine celebrates northern living with up to 40,000 readers across northern BC. Smart, active and involved in their communities, our readers look to Northword for insight into northern issues, the arts and the outdoors. Supporting northern and local business is part of their lifestyle commitment.
Northword publisher, Joanne Campbell, has a lifetime of media experience in print, radio, and advertising, as well as an MA in Applied Communication.

Publisher Joanne Campbell
Box 817, upstairs – 3864 2nd Avenue
Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0
Toll-free: 1-866-632-7688
Fax: 250.847.4668
Smithers at (250) 847-4600

Bulkley River Web Design

Carolyn Haywood

“The Right Tools at the Right Time” thats’ what Carolyn Haywood of Bulkley River Web Design says Nadina Community Futures gave her. Wanting to start up her own business, Carolyn parlayed a gift for design and her web skills into a viable business. Taking the Business Opener and other programs offered by Nadina she now enjoys working from home in a job that she loves, “this is the best of both worlds”. The follow up provided by the staff at Nadina Community Futures ensures that she is on track as her business grows.

Carolyn Haywood 
Box 373 Telkwa B.C. V0J 2X0 
Ph: (250)877-2581


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Communities Served

Burns Lake, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Topley, Smithers


Community Futures Nadina
2430 Butler Avenue, Unit A
PO Box 236
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0

T: 250.845.2522