Katherine De Vita, Owner, OPBC
Bringing her multi-faceted background in Career Development, Hospitality and Business, Katherine De Vita stepped into the role of owner at OPBC in June 2012. Katherine immediately recognized the value in offering a professional business centre that could not only attract local professionals, but also provide them with a space and professional image to make their own.
As a long-time resident of White Rock / South Surrey since 1974, Katherine understands the heartbeat of this community. She thrives on the operations of OPBC: from organizing networking events and guest speakers, to negotiating additional executive office space, to keeping the coffee-pot always topped up, Katherine’s positive energy radiates from every aspect of OPBC. Clients describe her as warm and focused, and when she’s not running the day-to-day pieces of OPBC, you might find Katherine hosting a Job Search Strategy workshop, collaborating with other business owners to build White Rock’s professional community, or puttering happily in her garden.
Susan Laurio, Office Manager, OPBC
With over 20 years experience as a Business Office Professional, Susan Laurio demonstrates extensive organizational skills, excellent administrative abilities and a solid client-centered mentality.
Susan's past work experience includes working in the Civil Registry, government agencies, and as a facilitator and administrative assistant in post-secondary institutions. Her credentials include Certification as a Payroll Supervisor and member of The Canadian Payroll Association.
Susan has a solid knowledge of MS Office 2007/2010, QuickBooks and general bookkeeping systems. She has developed excellent computer technical skills, has solid social media marketing abilities and is the ‘go-to’ person at Ocean Pointe Business Centre.
"The cost of starting up your own company office is high with extra charges involved, such as cleaning services, equipment maintenance, and hiring personnel. At OPBC, you have everything necessary to operate your successful business right at your fingertips, through one simple monthly fee. The centre is upscale and impressive... a place you will be proud to bring clients to. We invite you to drop by and see for yourself."
...Katherine, Owner of OPBC