Candidate Profile: Nadine Kelly (Breakfast Lunch & Deener)

Nadine Kelly was born in Germany and moved to Canada in 2005.  Nadine sees Thunder Bay as a place of incredible opportunity for business, which is what drew her to Thunder Bay in 2015 after graduating with Honours Kinesiology from the University of Guelph.

In 2016, Nadine founded Breakfast Lunch & Deener, now the largest healthy prepared-meal manufacturing company in Northwestern Ontario. In 2019, she was awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year with the Chamber of Commerce.

As the CEO of Breakfast Lunch & Deener, Nadine has created numerous new job opportunities, as well as spearheaded many initiatives which have positively impacted our community and region. She has proven her ability to start, grow, and sustain business, especially through trialing times such as the COVID19 pandemic. She is solution-oriented and capable of making fast, practical, and innovative decisions, skills which will be an incredible asset to the Board of Directors.

As a member of the Board, if elected, Nadine will play an active role in helping Thunder Bay businesses not only survive, but thrive and grow throughout this pandemic. She hopes to shine a light on the incredible opportunity that is Thunder Bay, especially for up and coming Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.