Business Woman of the Month Mandy Rennehan

Canada Small Business

Mandy Rennehan is redefining the Blue-Collar jobs. She is called the Blue-Collar CEO for a reason. With her uncensored style of doing business, she has navigated between the white and blue-collar employment spheres.

What is she good at apart from being this huge change in the entrepreneurial industry? Well, she helps people move away from their fears, ignore their worrywarts, and unleash their superpowers. She is truly determined to help solve the global shortage of skilled trade and redefine the term ‘blue-collar’. Also, she believes that the world should encourage the youth to go for a blue-collar career with the same kind of zeal that they get while going for white-collar career options.

How Did it Start?

Mandy was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She was raised in a humble household, with her father being a lobster fisherman. Her family of six faced several challenges as they had to rely on seasonal fishing. And this struggle motivated her to look out for a different life with no financial hardships. So, when her fellow kids were busy playing, she was busy hunting for baits and selling them to the local fishermen to gain profits. She was soon named as the ‘local fish broker’, with an entrepreneurial vision at the age of 10!

She left her home when she was 18 with a desire to make her parents’ lives easier and comfortable. She started working night shifts for local contractors for free, just to gain experience in the industry. Soon after, her ability to lead people and find cracks in the industry spread all across Halifax, Nova Scotia. And in 1995, Freshco came into existence.

What is Freshco?

No, it’s not the departmental grocery store you may think about. Rather, it’s the very first 24/7, full-service, on-call retail maintenance provider with full coverage across Canada and the eastern USA. Today, the company is one of the most successful and financially responsible maintenance businesses in the country with three collective divisions – Projects, Maintenance, and Reconstruction. Freshco now serves some of the major retail giants like Apple, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Home Depot, Bell Media, LuluLemon, Restoration Hardware, Nike, RBC, Sephora, Tiffany & Co., and a lot more.

A Little Bit More on Mandy the ‘Bear’ Rennehan…

She is often termed as the humble ‘Bear’ in business, but she’s done things right for which she has been awarded several accolades including, Canada’s Most Admired CEO, Atlantic Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year, the Toronto Region Board of Trade Business Leader of the Year, Top 25 Women of Influence, the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur “Momentum” Award, Growth 500 Excellence in Innovation, (WXN’s) Top 100 Most Powerful Women – Hall of Fame, CGLCC LGBT Business of the Year and Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs.

To know more about here, visit – https://mandyrennehan.com/about-mandy/

To know more about Freshco, visit – https://freshco.ca/

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