Stephens Vies for Term on Council

Lynda Stephens - Meaford Council Candidate

Lynda Stephens – Meaford Council Candidate

First of all, tell us a little about your background and overall platform in 100 words or less.

I am a wife. Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, certified reflexologist, massage practitioner.  I am self-employed and had a store front business for 4 years in downtown Meaford.

What do you see as the major issue(s) facing business-owners in Grey-Bruce?

The major issues are costs and lack of business.

What strategies do you have in mind to stimulate economic growth in the region?

Businesses need to promote positive attitudes and blow their own horns from time to time.  Patrons don’t always know what’s available in their own back yard. Promoting regionally as well as locally provides opportunities for tourism.

The focus must be on both new business as well as encouraging and mentoring small businesses.

Businesses need to promote positive attitudes and blow their own horns from time to time. Do you feel economic growth should focus on:

A) Bringing in new business developments, or

B) Encouraging small businesses presently in operations?

Answer above!

 

Do you think local business taxes should be:

A) Increased

B) Decreased

C) Maintained at current levels

Municipalities have a hard time with rising costs as well so any time that costs can be kept within the cola is best for all.

Should there be any changes in the services offered to local businesses?

Businesses need support services and residents should be encouraged to use these services as well.

We have so much to offer and sometimes it is right under our nose yet we don’t know about it or appreciate it!

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