Noella Rinaldo is ready to begin a new chapter.
“When I saw the job posting, it really encompassed what I’ve been doing most of my life and my career,” said Rinaldo, who has served the last 10 years executive director of the Downtown Timmins Business Improvement Association.
“I was an entrepreneur for 20 years, coming to the BIA for 10 years, being a councillor for 10 years, you know having community economic development that really encompasses my work at the BIA and my work as a councillor.
“When I saw the posting it just seemed like a natural fit. It was a big decision for me because I knew it, being a city position I would have to give up my position at city hall and leave the BIA.”
Her last day with the BIA will be Sept. 5.
She starts her new position with Timmins Economic Development Corporation on Sept. 8
Rinaldo has enjoyed working with the BIA and seeing many projects and ideas come to fruition.
“I’ll still be dealing with BIA but just in an overall picture … Obviously a strong downtown is a big part of the economic development for the city,” she said.