Community Futures Sunrise

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Get to Know Heather Frederickson!

  • July 21, 2020
  • Written by Sunrise Admin

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Introducing the Vice Chairperson of the CF Sunrise Board, Heather Frederickson! From Wawota, Heather is an entrepreneur herself and loves “feeling that same feeling of starting a business and how exciting it is”.

Heather had consulted CF Sunrise a few times for assistance with her various business ventures before joining the board. She decided to send in her application after a spot on the board opened because “entrepreneurship is such a big part of our family”, referring to her experience running small businesses with both her husband and son.

Heather’s favourite part about the CF Sunrise board is both “the loans side of things” and getting to read the business plans. She has also enjoyed getting to attend conferences on behalf of the board such as the national Community Futures conference in Quebec and the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance. She feels proud to be a part of an organization that “wants the success as much as the people want success with their business”.

Because she has personal experience in entrepreneurship, Heather knows that running a small business is no easy feat. “Entrepreneurs have a way of making things work. And they’re willing to work hard,” she says. However, she also admires the integrity that comes from the small business owners she has observed while on the board. “Even if a business is a little risky, if they have the right attitude, there’s nothing that will stop a business from being successful.”