Meet our Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Women Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to receive one on one support through the Tsuts’weye program. If you have a new business idea, are starting a new company, or need growth strategies for a mature business or possibly creating an exit plan, we are here to help. An Entrepreneur in Residence is available to meet by appointment. Caroline Grover has a wealth of business experience, working with hundreds of business owners in as many fields. You are able to tap into her knowledge and networks, right now.

Caroline Grover, our Entrepreneur in Resident (EIR) acts a business advisor who assists the business owner to determine their strengths and assess areas where additional training or supports are required. In addition to Caroline, we have consultants in specialized fields who are also ready to work with you.

This free and confidential service is available to women led businesses in the Shuswap. This includes women who are in partnerships with husbands or other supportive men.

Meet with Caroline by telephone or by a Zoom meeting.  This service is free for entrepreneurs to access, at this time, thanks to the financial support of Shuswap Community Futures and Western Economic Diversification. We also appreciate the support of Okanagan College and Salmon Arm Economic Development Society. To access these services please complete the Client Intake Form and email to


Interested in receiving program services? Download and complete our Client Intake Form and email it to

Interested in providing consultant services to the program? Please download, fill out and email the Consultant Expression of Interest Form to

Meet Caroline

I retired from the position as the CEO of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce where for six years I built and led an award winning, fast growing membership organization. Exhibiting advanced leadership of a high-performance team and a governance board of directors.

An extensive career as an Economic Development Officer and as Executive Director for Business Improvement Associations for multiple communities in B.C. and Alberta gave me vast opportunities. To strategically plan and attract new investment, support business retention and expansion, and labor market development. I worked extensively with business owners to grow their companies. Throughout my life I have won numerous awards for organizational excellence and marketing. This followed a successful career in retail management for large chains and my own spa and womens fashion business.

Currently I serve as a Director of the Board of Interior Savings Credit Union, having served as Chair of the Human Resources and then Community Investment and Member Relations committees.

I am developing a one of a kind jewelry design business with local stores carrying my line ‘Nice & Pretty’ and will be launching my online store this spring.


“What a difference it has made to me to have someone in my corner who has so many answers! I am so glad there is this program to help women like me. Thank you, thank you!”

Join the Tsuts’weye Network!

Are you a female business owner in the Shuswap? Join the Tsuts’weye Network! It’s doesn’t cost you anything and you’ll receive monthly newsletters, access to resources, tools, skills training, mentorship and be part of something really great for Shuswap female entrepreneurs!