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Business Special

Mainstreet Business Special

Jim Kehoe, Parker Rudderham, Glynn Williams, David Rae, Annette Verschuren, John Morrison, Bruce Maloney and Steve Lilley

Posted by Robert Doublett

The One Nova Scotia report on building a new economy talks about the importance of fostering a culture of entrepreneurship.

Today, we're going to devote the program to discussing that imperative.

Joining us throughout the program to share their views and experience are three business leaders from our region.

Jim Kehoe launched Joneljim Concrete Construction in Sydney more than four decades ago. He has also held leadership positions in several other local companies. He's a current director of BCA Holdings, and Laurentian Energy, and a past director of New Dawn and Co-op Atlantic. In 2002, he received the Order of Nova Scotia.

Parker Rudderham is president and CEO of Pharmacy Wholesale Service based in Montreal. It's the largest privately held medical diagnostic distributor in North America. In recent years, he's invested locally in Amadeo's restaurant in Sydney, and in Frank magazine.

Glynn Williams is a leader in the fields of aviation and investment banking, based, at least part of the year, out of Toronto. He's founder and CEO of Reliance Aerotech, a leading independent North American maintenance, repair and overhaul organization serving the aerospace sector. He's also CEO of the Williams and Moore Capital Corporation, a private equity investment firm. And -- closer to Cape Breton -- he's the founder of Authentic Seacoast, a family of properties and businesses in Guysbourgh that's helping to rebuild the region's history and economy.

Those are our three core panelists who'll be with us throughout the program today.

Each half hour, we'll bring in another perspective or two to help fuel the discussion.

Listen audio (runs 81:22)

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