We are shaking things up a bit with something not so completely different. Joining the guys this episode is this year's RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award nominee Sarah Noonan from La Place Rendez-Vous. Sarah gives the goods of the ups and downs of buying a family business, thriving through a pandemic and what it's like to be a woman in business in 2023. Then we have Sarah stick around for a quick chat about how she juggles the work/life balance. Oh, and Darryl sings - it's not harmful... it's just not that pretty. We apologize in advance.
Owner & General Manager of La Place Rendez-Vous
Sarah Noonan is the third-generation owner of La Place Rendez-Vous in Fort Frances, Ontario. A nominee for the 31st Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award, she is a University of Minnesota Duluth graduate. Sarah received a degree in Exercise Science while playing soccer for UMD, and then she continued her path to Lakehead U, earning her teaching degree. Sarah taught for nearly ten years as a high school phys-ed teacher before transitioning to the family business in 2017.
Sarah loves being a small business owner and challenges herself to improve the business through great staff and guest experiences, improving systems, applying best practices and renovating to continue being a modern full-service hotel.
Working and living on beautiful Rainy Lake, Sarah has her husband Chris and three amazing kiddos, Carmen, Theo, and Stella, by her side.