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- About AdvantageHOPE
AdvantageHOPE is Hope's Economic Development and Tourism Agency. Both in its roots and at its core today AdvantageHOPE is a community initiative reliant on the support of the community for its success.
We are focused on attracting business to Hope by attracting people to Hope. Underlying any business decision to locate here is a human element and we think that the lifestyle Hope offers is inherently attractive and worth promoting. To stimulate growth in the Hope area we know economic development is achievable through tourism development and similar initiatives that recognize the unique 'hub' of our location and unique natural assets.
AdvantageHOPE presents Hope BC online via this website and the following social media platforms.
Operation of the Visitor Centre enables us to connect with upwards of 40 000 visitors and prospective residents each year. It also acts as the AdvantageHOPE office. Come visit us at 919 Water Avenue, 7 days a week.
The AdvantageHOPE workplan includes the goal of increasing Hope, Cascades & Canyons' profile as a destination and working towards recognition as both a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) and one of BC's official Resort Municipalities.
Meet the people who make AdvantageHOPE work.
Brian is the rock-star of the Visitor Centre and ensures everyone gets the red carpet treatment.
Tracy joined the team in spring 2015 and brings over a decade of retail and front-line customer service skills to the Visitor Centre.
The AdvantageHOPE board sets priorities for the organization, oversees Visitor Centre management, and identifies areas of need or improvement to Hope's economic development scene. The board is a fun, passionate group made up of community members who are all committed to ensuring that Hope and its residents continue to prosper. Their combined experience and expertise make them a valuable cross-section of community stakeholders.
Founder & Owner/Operator of Anna's Incense
Canadian Armed Forces, Owner/Operator BHG Appraisals
Cathy Harry (Secretary/Treasurer)
Hope Kal Tire, Former Owner/Operator of Boston Bar Kal Tire
Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur, Artist, Owner/Operator Wiens Manufacturing
Teacher/Counsellor, Hope Secondary School
Retired Teacher/Program Developer, College of the Rockies (M.Ed Adult Education)
Envision Financial Insurance
Kent McKinnon (Chair)
Founder & Principal, INC Consulting Ltd.
Retired Public Health Nurse
Retired Owner/Operator McDonald's, Past District of Hope Councillor
Steven Patterson (Vice-Chair)
Natural Resources, Yale First Nation