Happy New Year, and Welcome back to Made in the Mist! In this installment, we sit down with the incredible Jessica Friesen, CEO of Gales Gas Bar and a true force to be reckoned with in the world of business.
Jessica's credentials are nothing short of impressive – a Chartered Director, BScN, RN, and a published author, she stands as the first female and third-generation owner/operator of one of the last independently owned petroleum companies in Ontario. With expertise in business development, team building, negotiations, retail sales, and board governance, Jessica has carved her path to success in the oil and gas industry.
Tune in as the hosts explore Jessica's journey, from her roots as a Registered Nurse in Niagara Falls to her trailblazing role as a leader in the oil and gas sector. As a proud recipient of the Rotarian Paul Harris Fellowship, a Quantum Shift Fellow, and Star Woman in Convenience, Jessica shares her insights into business development and the importance of supporting local.
Join the conversation as Jessica delves into the challenges she's overcome both professionally and personally, offering a glimpse into her remarkable life. Discover her tips and tricks for success, and learn why she advocates for the significance of supporting small businesses across Niagara and shopping local.