Ingrid Hope is the Owner and President of Hall Printing Limited in Trail and Nelson. She started her 27 year career in printing with no experience, initially working the front counter and working her way up as bookkeeper, office manager and finally owner 12 years ago. Ingrid believes her passion for small business was passed down through her genes as her grandparents and parents were both small business owners.
She keeps up in her own industry through memberships in Print Associations and attending conferences, training programs and trade shows. Ingrid is a member of three Chamber of Commerce groups and three networking groups in her trading area.
Before owning Hall Printing, she was a consummate volunteer spending upwards of 40 hours per week on not–for-profit activities and decided she should spend that energy for-profit instead. Her present volunteer activities include director of Lower Columbia Initiatives Corp. and President of Beaver Valley Dynamic Aging Society. Her past volunteer positions include board member of Kootenay Boundary Hospital and Health Foundation, secretary of Downtown Trail Business Group, 20 years as Girl Guides of Canada leader and participant on the Beaver Valley Official Community Plan Committee.
Ingrid lives in Fruitvale with her husband Ron and is happy her three grown children have been able to find great employment in the Kootenays so they can spend lots of family time together.
Ingrid joined the Small Business Roundtable in 2014