Christine McLean named new Small Business Coordinator for Hastings County

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Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips announced the formal hiring of Christine McLean as the new Small Business Coordinator.

“We are pleased to have Christine join us as she helps continue our important service of one-on-one entrepreneur coaching”, states Warden Phillips.  “Christine has already started meeting with people across our 14 member municipalities and will be assisting business startups, connecting resources and inspiring a culture of entrepreneurial thinking and spirit.” 

A certified coach and resident of Marmora and Lake, Christine enters the role following more than 10 years of experience working with companies including brick and mortar galleries and museums, remote consulting firms, and rural contractors.

“I’m excited to have Christine join our economic development team”, says Economic & Tourism Development Manager Andrew Redden.  “I invite anyone – from an entrepreneur looking to turn their passion into a business, or an established business owner looking to expand or needing help with their management plans – to get in touch with Christine”.

Since this role started in 2010, more than 1,700 new and existing businesses have been provided in-depth assistance.

As the new Small Business Coordinator, McLean will be making herself available to any business that wants assistance in the three areas of business management – the product or service, marketing and financial management. 

McLean will also work to bring together people and resources to support new entrepreneurs and existing businesses across Hastings County to strengthen and grow the local economy.  This service is free, confidential and available to anyone in one of the fourteen member municipalities.

Christine can be reached at (613) 391-0350 or mcleanc@hastingscounty.com

Postcard indicating Christine McLean is the Small Business Coordinator

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