Crichton joined the Hants-Kings Business
Development Centre on November 1, 1991, as the Executive Director.
He graduated from Acadia University in 1970 with degrees in Commerce
and Education. Prior to joining the organization he was employed
with Revenue Canada, the Federal Business Development Bank, and
the Windsor-West Hants Industrial Commission. There was also a short
time in the early 70's when he was self-employed. Ken is responsible
for the overall operation of the Business Development Centre in
Hants and Kings County.
Spinney currently manages the Kentville
office and represents Hants-Kings Business Development Centre Limited
in Kings County. He joined the organization in the Fall of 1997
as a Youth Intern under the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency's
Youth Internship Program. In the Fall of 1998 he accepted the position
of Economic Development Officer for Kings County. He has a diverse
background, including eighteen years lending experience. He enjoys
helping small to medium size businesses start-up, expand, or modernize.
On behalf of the CBDC he provides counselling, technical, and financial
assistance to qualified business projects in Kings County.
Sequeira has been with the Hants-Kings
Business Development Centre Limited as an Economic Development Officer
since January 2004. He graduated from Acadia University in 1999
with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. His employers
prior to his entrepreneur assistance experiences include Royal Bank
and Freedom 55 Financial. He built upon these experiences by working
as a Small Business Counsellor with Acadia Centre for Small Business
and Entrepreneurship until December 2003. Darren enjoys assisting
individuals in a one on one setting with their small business development,
as well as working with youth in coaching, teaching, and leadership
at Hants-Kings Business Development Centre (CBDC Hants-Kings) under
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency's Youth Internship Program
in 2008 and now represents the organization out of the West Hants
office. He received a BCOMM Degree from Ryerson University in 2008.
Stephen works primarily on the lending side of the organization.
He enjoys helping small to medium size businesses start-up, expand,
Banks started at Hants-Kings Business Development
Centre on March 31st, 2014. He received a BBA Degree from Acadia University,
a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB), and a Certificate in
Economic Development from the University of Waterloo. He previously worked
for a private sector engineering firm (one year), Bank of Montreal (12 years),
the Federal Government (DRIE and ACOA - 28.5 years), and the Hants RDA (Business
Retention & Expansion program - 5 months). He enjoys community economic development
and is using his skills to focus on assisting entities through the CBDC Innovation and
CBDC Social Enterprise loan programs.
Gregory joined the Hants-Kings Business
Development Centre as a part-time business counsellor working primarily
with the Self-Employment Benefit Program in 2007. He had been working
closely with the CBDC since 1992 in a similar capacity on various
projects through his own small business counselling and education
business. A graduate of Mount Allison University, he spent 24 years
in the Canadian Forces as a Logistics Officer specializing in finance
and supply prior to relocating in Hants County. When not working
with the CBDC, he continues to provide business counselling and
education services on a contract basis to other individuals and
organizations in Hants County and surrounding areas.
Crichton-Lantz joined Hants Kings Business
Development Centre Limited, which now operates under the marketing
name of CBDC Hants-Kings, in December 2010, as the organization's
CBDC Administration Officer. She is responsible for the majority
of reception and administrative duties, including answering the
telephone, sorting mail, maintaining client files, posting loan
transactions, processing invoices, and recording board minutes.
Wilcox has worked as the Self-Employment
Benefit Administrative Officer with the Hants-Kings Business Development
Centre Ltd. since June 1, 1996. She maintains the SEB computerized
records, as well as ensures all client files are current. Her wealth
of experience and knowledge are key in providing excellent service
to the SEB clients of the organization, which she enjoys greatly.
Davison joined the Hants-Kings Business
Development Centre in the fall of 2008 as Financial Officer. Originally
from Cole Harbour, she graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural
College with a B.Sc. Agr degree in 1994. She returned to Nova Scotia
following a brief period of employment on Prince Edward Island to
pursue her Certified General Accountant's designation which she
received in 2005. Laura maintains the financial records for CBDC
Hants-Kings, including the Hants and Kings Self-Employment Benefit
(SEB) programs, while ensuring accurate reporting all parts of the
D. "Mac" MacIver joined the
Hants-Kings Business Development Centre in August of 2010, after
a 35 year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as a Police
Officer. He enjoys his role with the CBDC and is responsible for
the bulk of the organization's collection activities, allowing him
to work directly with a wide variety of clients.