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Andrea has been working in media for 25 years. In her various roles with newspapers in San Francisco, Vancouver and Vancouver Island – she has created and implemented many multi-media products that vary from event marketing, airport signage, creating new digital products for the recruitment category, specialty features, magazines etc. Her “Why” is” you get the community you want by participating in it.” She is not only passionate about newspapers and multi- media but is passionate about community. She has been the Chair of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, Director on the Dragon Boat Society, Board of Trustee of the NCID Water Board, “Woman of Note” and Chairperson for fundraising for the Vancouver Island Symphony, President of the Downtown Ladysmith Business Association.
Cole joined the Chronicle in May 2019 after completing his bachelors degree in creative writing from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC. While at VIU Cole worked as the sports and lifestyles editor for the VIU Navigator Student Press, and became the managing editor in 2017. He was shortlisted for the 2018 Fraser MacDougall Prize for “Best New Voice in Human Rights Reporting” from the National NewsMedia Council.
I was born and raised in Ladysmith and now raising my family. I have worked for Black Press for 7 years. I am very community oriented and take great pride in my community. I have been a member of the Ladysmith Festival of Lights for over 25 years at which I held a directors position. I was a member of the Ladysmith Ambassador Committee as well as the Tour de Rock. I was fundraiser coordinator for Ladysmith Pre School, Ladysmith Primary School and the Rhythm Dance Academy Performing Company. I look forward to serving our community for several years to come.
With a keen interest in technology, I have spent the last 10 years working in business development primarily focusing on digital advertising, marketing, social media, reputation management and digital information management systems. Some of the well known tech companies I have worked for, that may warrant mention, are Xerox and Apple. Working in business development has allowed me to travel to some very remote places in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. I am very excited to bring my energy and experience in business development to be a part of your success. Let’s start the conversation!
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