I am honoured to be serving you as your Executive Director
Hello! I am honoured to be serving you as the Executive Director of Downtown Kingston – arguably one of the most envied historic downtowns in Ontario.
I come from Belleville, Ontario, where I was the Executive Director of the Downtown District BIA in 2019-2021. Previous to that, I was an entrepreneur, offering marketing services to small to medium-sized businesses throughout Northumberland, Quinte, and beyond. I got great joy from helping business owners and entrepreneurs embrace the digital world, empowering them to reach their customer base using a layered marketing approach as a part of their strategy.
For most of my adult career, though, I was fortunate to work in the Marketing Department at Ste. Anne’s Spa, in Northumberland, Ontario. It was there that I fell in love with the art of communication, community building, and destination tourism.
Both the staff and myself are aware that this unprecedented time in history has been, and still is, an incredibly challenging and painful time for small businesses. We are dedicated to doing the best that we can to support each of you.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of us for assistance - an ear to listen or a socially distanced outdoor visit until restrictions are relaxed. Certainly, we don’t claim to have all the answers, but it helps to remember that each of us has a unique set of challenges, supports, and commitments. Kindness, patience, and respect go a long way toward building a strong, resilient community.
I’ll leave you with a quote that I keep in my office and refer to every day:
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members”
Coretta Scott King | Martin Luther King Jr’s wife
I look forward to connecting.
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