The ‘Mentoring Plus’ project and the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to offer unique business mentoring services to the business sector of our local economy.

The project will connect local retired business people with business owners and entrepreneurs to provide advice and suggest strategic options.

‘Mentoring Plus’ was created by Dalhousie University - College of Continuing Education and funded by the Department of Seniors Canada. New Glasgow, Truro and Kentville are the collaborating municipal partners for the project. Former Town of New Glasgow Director of Community Development, Geralyn MacDonald, is the local coordinator and assistant director to the ‘Mentoring Plus’ project.

MacDonald explained that this project has two primary streams, working with retirees and working with the business community, thereby connecting the knowledge and expertise of the retirees with the needs of the business community. A group of local retirees has been planning the project for several months.

Jack Kyte, Executive Director, Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is very pleased with this opportunity by saying:

“Pictou County is blessed with a large number of retired business leaders, many of whom are already offering to help. We feel this unique project will be particularly helpful to the small business sector.”

Gordon Michael the Executive Director of ‘Mentoring Plus’ is quoted saying “This is another example how retirees can be a valuable resource for a specific sector of a community. This example is building upon a number of other sectors we are developing that will be connected to different populations within the area.”

Please contact Geralyn MacDonald for on going development of the ‘Mentoring Plus’ project at Phone 902-755-5299 or geralyn.macdonald@newglasgow.ca