Colleen Collins, Executive Director of the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce, and Miranda Popovic, Administrative Officer of the Chamber, are two women everyone should meet before setting up their business in Kawartha Lakes.
Colleen and Miranda can point entrepreneurs in the right direction for local support and assistance and sometimes possible funding opportunities.
“We have many connections in the community through our members that support small business owners.”
In 2018, 36 per cent of new member businesses were run by women.
“We are noticing a marked increase in women in business in our community with many executive director positions and important economic development positions at the City being held by women,” Colleen notes.
Colleen has been with the Chamber for over seven years, serving as Executive Director for the past two years. She has over 30 years of strategic marketing, sales, and communications experience and is a Regional Tourism Ambassador with Kawarthas Northumberland (RTO8) and also sits on their Board of Directors.
Miranda joined the Chamber in June 2017 as Administrative Assistant. After just seven months she accepted the position of Administrative Officer. She is the key point person in the LDCC Office with over 10 years of proven customer service. As a graduate of Loyalist College and a lifelong resident of Kawartha Lakes, Miranda brings area knowledge, professionalism, and a ‘can do attitude’ to everything she does.