WOMEN IN BUSINESS THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 | 5
Owner, Later Life Learning
For many years, Holland has contributed
her talents to the development of this
lecture series that connects more than 300
members of the Kingston community with
prominent speakers on various subjects
related to lifelong learning.
Holland’s work has been recognized by
the Chamber of Commerce and Queen’s
Her commitment to the people of
Kingston is demonstrated through
her involvement with Martha’s Table,
the Catholic Women’s Association,
and Awesome Kingston, among other
Director, Master of Entrepreneurship &
Innovation, Smith School of Business,
A graduate of Frontenac Secondary School,
Hughson directs, recruits, and teaches in
the Queen’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Master’s program, bringing to bear her many
years of experience as an entrepreneur,
intrapreneur, advocate and social innovator.
Hughson is a registered nurse who has
also served as a health advocate, wellness
coach, and business consultant. She also
served with the Rick Hansen Institute Board
She enjoys travel and is passionate about
sharing her experiences, while always looking
for opportunities to push her limits.
Owner, David’s Optical
In January, 2016, Lake took over ownership
of David’s optical after working there as
an employee for 28 years. She took the
initiative to get her optician’s licence,
driving back and forth to Toronto over the
course of years to attend school part-time.
She currently employs two staff
members: one who previously worked at
David’s, and her daughter, who is a young
Lake appreciates the support she has
received from other small businesses in
Kingston, crediting them with much of her
President, Driving Miss Daisy
(2360734 Ontario Limited)
For more than three years, Mann-Renaud
has offered services designed to improve
the quality of life for seniors and people with
special needs, from Amherstview to Inverary
and Gananoque. Driving Miss Daisy helps to
preserve clients’ independence and prevent
Mann-Renaud gained a good understanding
of her company’s target population through
her experience volunteering with children with
disabilities and working as a nurse’s aide.
Driving Miss Daisy offers two vehicles and
employs several casual helpers and caregivers.
In 2015, Mann-Renaud was nominated for the
city’s Accessibility Award.
DR. ANH NGUYEN
Prosthodontist and Owner,
Dr. Ahn Nguyen Professional Corp.
Dr. Nguyen provides a range of treatments
to repair missing or worn teeth, while
providing her clients with the utmost care
Her office employs one part-time and
two full-time workers, and her commitment
to excellence and the highest standards
of prosthetic care are appreciated by her
colleagues and patients alike.
Dr. Nguyen is inspired by the vision of
George Eastman, founder of the Eastman
Dental Centre in New York, who believed that
there is always room for improvement and
that the search for knowledge never ends.
Owner, CCS Bookkeeping
CCS is an independent bookkeeping company
that has been active in Kingston for more
than 20 years.
Besides holding an honours degree in
financial management, Salvail is also a
member of the Kingston chapter of Business
Networking International. Over the years
Salvail has held positions with major
accounting firms and wireless companies,
and has owned and operated her own
Salvail and her six employees are
committed to providing services that allow
their clients to focus on other areas of their
Owner/Groomer, Pampered Pup’s by Jamie
As a dog groomer with eight years of
experience, Saunders runs her salon
in an inviting home atmosphere. After
successfully managing a busy grooming
salon in Kingston, she began Pampered
Pup’s, which has since welcomed another
Saunders builds loyal customer
relationships through her dedication and
love for both her business and her fourlegged
After only eight months in business, the
Readers’ Choice awards named Saunders
second Best Groomer in Kingston for 2015.
BRENDA VAN BELLE
Vice President/Program Co-ordinator,
Safety Guys Workplace Safety Trainers
Van Belle has contributed to the
development of Safety Guys’ “not boring”
training courses, which are available to
small and large businesses alike.
Her efforts led to Safety Guys being the
first training provider to be registered in
Eastern Ontario, and to a tenfold increase
in company sales over the past two years.
Van Belle retired from her own
successful company two years ago to work
with Safety Guys full time. A member of the
Kingston Home Builders Association and
the Kingston Construction Association, she
stays true to herself and never settles.