Glynn Williams – 9th Edition

Raised in Montreal and Toronto, Glynn Williams fell in love with the Guysborough region over 25 years ago while on a bicycle trip. When he saw an ad in The Globe and Mail for a five-bedroom farmhouse on 100 acres of oceanfront, he jumped at it and the region became his family’s summer getaway since then. In 2005 Glynn started to buy businesses in the area in an effort to revitalize the coastal community. His company, The Authentic Seacoast, includes a beautifully restored inn, a café and microbrewery, coffee roasting plant, and a nine-hole golf course. He’s created 40 jobs and hopes to provide for 30 more in the next five years. He believes sustainable community economic development can be achieved by blending quality tourism experiences and other small businesses through a coordinated development strategy. Glynn believes that tourism is a key component to enhancing and sharing the very special place that is The Authentic Seacoast.