Leanne Balcome Bennett - Accounts Payable
Not everyone can say they were chased by a monkey in Nova Scotia but Leanne can. Itss a childhood memory that sticks out for her when she reminisces about growing up in the family business.
The only daughter of Harry and Nancy Balcome, the original founders of BMI, Leanne spent hours with her mom in the office cleaning and helping with paperwork as a young girl. The monkey's owner was having a cage built on the premises when it escaped and took off after young Leanne. Strong willed, (which she says is a Balcome trait), she watched first-hand what it takes to work hard in a business and continues to do so in her current role as Administrator since 2003, which includes handling accounts payable. After studying business at NSCC, Leanne is happy to work with her older brother, Martin, at the helm. When necessary, she can be a great sounding board for the business. She also helps organize many of BMI's charitable contributions to local causes. Spare time in Leanne's life is rare because she's a busy mom to Amelia, Isaac, and Violet - who you might encounter in the future as the next generation working at BMI.