Island Good Team
GEORGE HANSON is well-known for his achievements in community, economic and organizational development. As President & CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance since 2011, George oversees production of the annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit, the annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Report, the ‘Island Good’ product brand, and the Foreign Trade Zone designation for Vancouver Island (FTZVI). He has a reputation for getting things done.
Uplift Destination Marketing Services
Relationship & Business Development Team for Island Good
Uplift Destination Marketing Services, co-owned by Suzanne Hedges and Suzanne Girard, focuses on business development initiatives and support for the Island Good community. The Uplift team brings extensive knowledge and years of experience in the BC tourism, culinary and hospitality sectors, and will be here for you to provide support, answer questions, and to build on our already growing IG membership. Uplift will stay connected with our established key partners in moving forward on initiatives like our distribution service opportunities, Island Good gift boxes and ways to leverage the Island Good brand for increased sales and meaningful relationships.
Executive Assistant, VIEA
Diana is proud to be part of the Island Good team supporting producers and retailers spread the message that Island Good is Great! Diana grew up in Saanich on a small market farm and values the efforts it takes to bring local goods to market. Thanks to all our Island producers and retailers!
Chair, Island Good Committee
Dan is a well-recognized and highly regarded leader in BC for creativity, innovation, business partnership development and community building. His experience includes over 25 years working on national, provincial, and regional assignments for hundreds of clients. Dan knows that change is inevitable, and rather than see it as an obstacle, he sees it as an opportunity to find new ways to solve business problems. Island Good is indebted to Dan Dagg and his team at H2 Accelerator for their contribution of graphic design and marketing expertise. The Island Good brand would, quite frankly, have never happened without Dan’s support.
Over 20 years of steady growth, H2 Accelerator has helped some of Vancouver Island and BC’s most exciting and socially responsible brands in tourism, financial services, retail, health and wellness, social marketing, and more.
Island Good Committee Members
- Dan Dagg, H2 Accelerator
- Karen Bannister, Tourism Vancouver Island
- Dave Brimacombe, Wayward Distillery
- Brandy Gallagher, Our Eco Village
- Dave McIntyre, Fierce Fish
- Julie Scurr, Coast Salish Insurance
- Dr. Nicole Vaugeois, VIU
- Mayor Gaby Wickstrom, Port McNeill
- Dave Willie, Black and White Event Rentals
Island Good Partners
- City of Campbell River
- City of Langford
- City of Port Alberni
- Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA)
- Economic Development Cowichan
- Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
- Lighthouse Country Business Association (LCBA)
- Port Alberni Port Authority
- Sidney BIA
- Tourism Vancouver Island
- Women’s Enterprise Centre