Kim Chamberlain is the Director, Immigrant Business Services for the new Hive business accelerator associated with the Business Immigrant Mentorship Program. She’s been employed with the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce since January 2013. Kim core focus is to support immigrants, private sector and youth support by offering them the services and tools they need to accelerate the start-up of their business. She is also responsible for the development and delivery of the BIMP program, engaging with clients, coordinates activities, training, meetings and events that help meet the business immigrant’s objectives.
With more than 15 years in Human Resource experience, Kim also worked as a Labour Force development officer with Enterprise Chaleur. She’s utilized this experience by helping new immigrants find employment in the region, her contacts within the Chaleur region has facilitated the mentorship program, she’s had great success with matching new business immigrants (mentees) with local business owners (mentors).
Kim is a very outgoing and energetic person who strongly believes in the potential of her community. Building new business and creating new jobs is one of her objectives as Deputy Mayor for the city of Bathurst and with these programs which is why she’s been working in collaboration with the local business owners and its community (CBDC Chaleur, Association of CBDC Women in Business, GBCC, Chaleur Economic Leadership Group and the Economic Development with the City of Bathurst).