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Jennifer Bessell
Chief Executive Officer
Started with NLOWE in June 2019


Fun Fact:
Jennifer loves to study wine and one day plans to complete the training to become a sommelier. Her dream vacation is to do an extensive tour of wineries in France!

Business Tip:
"Don't be afraid to fail. Often what feels like failure today is simply a lesson that needs to be learned in order to achieve greater success tomorrow."

Phone: 709.754.5658
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11 
E-mail: jbessell@nlowe.org

Suzanne Fogwill Suzanne Fogwill
Chief Operating Officer
Started with NLOWE in July 2016

Fun Fact:
Suzanne has a very adventurous spirit and went bungee jumping at the age of 14, sky diving at 16, and most recently zip lined across the gator pits in Florida. She is always looking for an adventure/challenge and is planning on trying out rock climbing next summer!

Business Tip:
"Networking is not about collecting contacts! Networking is about making relationships."

Phone: 709.754.4761
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11 
E-mail: sfogwill@nlowe.org
Denise Cornick Denise Cornick
Business Growth Advisor, Avalon
Started with NLOWE in June 2016

Fun Fact:
When Denise lived in Montreal, Leonard Cohen was her neighbor. One Sunday morning, she found herself drinking coffee in the park while he ate ice cream in his bedroom slippers right next to her!

Business Tip:
"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great achievements."

Phone: 709.754.5396
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
E-mail:dcornick@nlowe.org



Carolyn Wakeham
Business Start-up Advisor, Avalon
Started with NLOWE in February 2019


Fun Fact:
Carolyn loves all things British including the Royal Family. She collects UK themed decor and drives a Mini Cooper with Union Jack mirrors.

Business Tip:
"Create connections that will fuel your business success."

Phone: 709.754.5538
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11 
E-mail: cwakeham@nlowe.org
Colette Crosbie Colette Crosbie
Business Start-up Advisor, Eastern
Started with NLOWE in August 2001

Fun Fact:
Colette loves to snowmobile with her family; the scenery is spectacular and a good "boil-up" always makes the trip.

Business Tip:
"Know what you love; contract out what you don't."

Phone: 709.786.6408
Toll-free: 1.866.786.6408
E-mail: ccrosbie@nlowe.org
Paula Flood Paula Flood
Business Growth Advisor, Eastern
Started with NLOWE in March 1997

Fun Fact:
Paula currently rides a Harley Davidson Road King, earning her the nickname 'Road Queen'.

Business Tip:
"Commit to excelling at customer service."

Phone: 709.759.3777
Toll-free: 1.866.759.3777
E-mail: pflood@nlowe.org
Carla May Carla May
Business Start-up Advisor, Western
Started with NLOWE in September 2016

Fun Fact:
Carla's very first summer job was working for her brothers at their hot dog stand enterprise when she was 14 years old.

Business Tip:
"Take every opportunity to meet and network with other business owners to share challenges and successes, together we’re better."

Phone: 709.632.5122
Toll-free: 1.877.632.1205
E-mail: cmay@nlowe.org
 
Lindsay Mercer

Business Start-up Advisor, Central
Started with NLOWE in June 2011

Fun Fact:
Lindsay is a summer person and loves to spend time outdoors swimming, reading a good book, or roasting marshmallows around the fire with family and friends.

Business Tip:
"Make sure you have a business plan.  Your business plan will help you map out where you want your business to go, how to get there, and what you will need to help you succeed."

Phone: 709.489.0218
Toll-free: 1.888.489.0218
E-mail: lmercer@nlowe.org
Betty Morris Betty Morris
Business Start-up Advisor, Labrador
Started with NLOWE in August 2015 

Fun Fact: 
Betty enjoys the outdoors, going to the cabin, fishing and berry picking.  Betty loves berry picking so much that she has even carried her baby in his car seat (with a fly screen over it) up into the hills to pick berries while the baby slept.

Business Tip:
“If you dream about starting your own business doing something that you love, then go for it.  Live your dream and have no regrets.”       
  

Phone: 709.960.1095
Toll-free: 1.888.896.8494
E-mail: bmorris@nlowe.org

Judy Raske Judy Raske
Office Manager
Started with NLOWE in March 1998

Fun Fact:
Judy loves to scrapbook and saves everything from her trips for her albums, including a hot dog wrapper from the San Francisco 49ers.

Business Tip:
"Keep your business information up-to-date online and in any membership directories in which you are listed so you don't miss out on potential business opportunities."

Phone: 709.754.5326
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
E-mail: jraske@nlowe.org
Betsy Saunders Betsy Saunders
Business Growth Advisor, Eastern/Central
Started with NLOWE in January 2011

Fun Fact:
Betsy is an avid gardener and recently started her first "onion and garlic" garden. She can't wait to cook up a nice dinner with what she has grown.

Business Tip:
"Use the people around you; build your networks and relationships. If you have a question then ask; if you don't know something then say 'I don't know', because someone has that answer for you."

Phone: 709.533.9486
Toll-free: 1.888.533.9486
E-mail: bsaunders@nlowe.org
Marvella Wells Marvella Wells
Business Growth Advisor, Western & Labrador
Started with NLOWE in March 2002

Fun Fact:
Marvella is a proud owner of at least 100 pairs of shoes and jokingly states the one of her joys of working with women entrepreneurs is getting to see all the fabulous shoes!

Business Tip:
"Be adaptable, be different, and embrace change.  The 'why not?' thinkers are the industry leaders so don't be afraid to stand out front."

Phone: 709.632.5069
Toll-free: 1.866.632.5069
E-mail: mwells@nlowe.org
Deborah Youden Deborah Youden
Export Consultant (Contracted)
Started with NLOWE in 2001


Fun Fact:
Deborah loves playing tennis and hopes that one day she will get to Wimbledon...as a spectator.

Business Tip:
"Be open to the world but stay concentrated on your business niche."

Phone: 709.754.4272
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11 
E-mail: dyouden@nlowe.org

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