Community Futures North Okanagan names volunteer of the year

With years of experience in launching and managing media and tech start-ups, Tim Bieber uses his experience and industry knowledge to aid budding entrepreneurs.

A volunteer with Community Futures North Okanagan (CF North Okanagan), Bieber was awarded the organization’s Volunteer of the Year Award for his contributions to the community.

“I was drawn to how progressive CF North Okanagan was in their approach to economic development and supporting the modern-day community needs,” says Bieber. “In particular, I was impressed that the organization was stepping up to create a local community accelerator innovation centre space for the growing number of entrepreneurs in the area.”

A volunteer since January 2020, Bieber says he is inspired by CF North Okangan’s holistic approach to helping the community.

“I was blown away by the number of programs offered and by the impact the organization has on the community beyond business services and loans,” says Bieber.

The Vernon Innovation and Entrepreneur Workspace, or The VIEW, is a project Bieber supports as a CF North Okanagan volunteer. He believes The VIEW is a unique and powerful addition to the community.

“The VIEW will help foster and incubate the next generation of entrepreneurs to help our community thrive,” says Bieber. “I firmly believe this is going to be a huge driver in sustainably growing our region.”

Bieber is behind more than five media and technology companies and has helped launch and mentor other entrepreneurs looking to make their mark in the industry. He has held executive-level positions in companies as small as 10 employees and as large as 1,500 and has a keen eye for sales and business development in the tech sphere.

“We are very grateful to Tim for sharing his valuable time and expertise to improve and enhance the organization and the community we serve,” says Leigha Horsfield, CF North Okanagan executive director.

Through CF North Okanagan, Bieber is an active director and member of the Board Resource, Diversity, and Regional Relief Recovery Fund committees.

Volunteers are the backbone of CFNO. The organization’s geographically and demographically diverse board and committee members use their community engagement, business and workspace development, human resources, and financial and legal expertise to aid in CFNO’s ability to meaningfully contribute to the North Okanagan.

For more information about how to volunteer with CF North Okanagan, visit the volunteer page on our website.

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