Resources

Resources 2018-07-05T15:15:45+00:00

Local Mentors, Coaches and Advisors

Karen McDonald-Hurley
Karen McDonald-HurleyOpportunity Group
Karen is the author and facilitator of the Business Plan Boot Camp used in our Starter Company program. Karen has been a huge asset and adviser to the Centre for many years .
Bob Pearce
Bob PearceOwner, Henderson Printing & Digital Marketing
Bob started working with our Summer Company participants in the 2015 season and is now an active volunteer in our Starter Co Plus program. He is passionate about the success of youth and adults in our community. He goes out of his way to make sure they succeed.
James Wilson
James WilsonPartner at U2TR
James works with both our Summer Company participants and our Starter Company participants. His unique outlook and experience as an entrepreneur brings both groups valuable knowledge in getting businesses off the ground.
Sue Watts
Sue WattsExecutive Director, The Employment and Education Centre
Sue’s passionate love of her community and youth drive her to work with us and our Summer Company participants each year. She provides practical feedback and engages everyone with her enthusiasm.
Barry Moss
Barry MossCo-owner, 401 Electric and other local companies
Barry has recently joined the LGSBEC’s slate of mentors. We enjoy his expertise in all things business and has been a huge asset to our clients with advice and connections. We look forward to future work with Barry.
Bob Myers
Bob MyersLoans Officer, TICDC
This is Bob’s second summer acting as a mentor for our Summer Company program and is also involved in the Starter Company Plus program. The CDC’s funding compliments our programs and makes a great fit. We appreciate Bob’s financial knowledge and willingness to support entrepreneurs.
Amanda Ladd
Amanda LaddFinancial Security Advisor, O’Farrell Financial Services
Amanda understands the intricacies of financial planning for small and mid-size business. She works with our entrepreneurs and demonstrates that investing and financial planning is important at any stage of business.
Darren Gallacher
Darren GallacherAccount Manager, TD Canada Trust
With Darren’s banking background he is an obvious choice to help us with the Starter Co Plus program. His insight on our panels is a great asset to the new business owners to set them on a great financial path. We appreciate Darren’s support of our programming.
Rod Wallace
Rod WallaceLoans Officer, GCFDC
Rod works with us and our Starter Company Plus participants to ensure a healthy cash flow. We appreciate Rod’s willingness to support our entrepreneurs and the CDC’s complimentary funding is a great fit.
Brodie Church
Brodie ChurchOwner of brodiechurch.com
Brodie’s background in communications and human resources makes him a great addition to our team. He gives his time to our Starter Company Plus program helping our entrepreneurs prepare for the final pitch to the Review Panel. He also helps us train our Summer Company students to prepare their elevator speech so that they can promote their businesses each summer.
Matt Gilmer
Matt GilmerEconomic Development Coordinator, Municipality of North Grenville
Matt’s work in Economic Development makes him an obvious choice to work with our Youth in the Summer Company program. We value is time and effort and resources.
Shelley Hirstwood
Shelley HirstwoodEconomic Development Manager, Gananoque
Shelley is our connection to Gananoque. She is an active supporter of the Summer Company program and connects us with business owners in the community when they need support. Shelley’s knowledge and resources are a great help to us.