Cloverdale notary public a Surrey Women in Business finalist
The co-owner of a Cloverdale notary business is a finalist in the 2013 Surrey Women in Business awards.
Trish Fedewich is one of three finalists in the “professional” category of the Surrey Board of Trade’s fourth annual Women in Business Awards. She and her husband, Norman Witt, own Fedewich and Witt Notaries Public, a family business previously run by her father.
“I like the people,” Fedewich says of working in Cloverdale. “In this community, people are really friendly and loyal and you really get to know them well.”
Fedewich has practiced as a notary public in Surrey for 19 years, taught new notaries for the past decade, and has served six years on the board of The Society of Notaries Public of B.C.
Her community involvement has been extensive, from being a founding member of the Cloverdale Rotary Club and to serving as a Toastmasters executive. These days, her volunteer work often stems from spending time with her two children, from being a Girl Guides leader to going on school field trips.
She also offers up her legal expertise by giving free speaking events on a variety of legal topics to community groups and organizations, such as estate planning for seniors or advice for first time home buyers.
“I just think there’s a need, and the more information people have the better decisions they can make,” Fedewich says. “Legal topics can be confusing. I try to give explanations in plain language, and I think people really appreciate that.”
The 2013 Surrey Women in Business Awards are March 13 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Finalists are chosen based on their work in Surrey, business acumen, leadership, balanced lifestyle, and community involvement.
For more details, visit businessinsurrey.com.