Eleanor Beaton of Windsor and Charlotte Murray of Halifax were announced as new members of Invest Nova Scotia’s board of directors today, Jan. 22. Ms. Beaton has spent her career helping professional women and business owners build the confidence, presence and influence needed for success, while Ms. Murray has co-founded, coached and managed various startups. They will both serve four-year terms on the board. “We are pleased to welcome Eleanor and Charlotte to the board, and look forward to working alongside them as we continue to help innovation thrive in our province,” said Kenneth Deveau, chair of Invest Nova Scotia. “Eleanor and Charlotte have made their mark on the business community, here in Nova Scotia and across Canada,” said Business Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Their experience in both leading businesses and helping businesses grow, will help guide Invest Nova Scotia as they continue to fund innovative projects to grow our economy.” Invest Nova Scotia was established in 2014 as an independent decision-making board for granting economic incentives. Projects must spark innovation, be measureable and sustainable, and advance the strategic goals of the ONE Nova Scotia Coalition. For more information on Invest Nova Scotia, visit www.novascotia.ca/business/invest/.
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