PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

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Louise Vonk

President

Company Profile

Company: Messenger Freight Systems Head Office: St. Thomas, Ont. Website: www.messengerfreight.ca

Company Financials

3-year revenue growth (%): 67 2015 Revenue: $20M-$50M Employees: 190

Spotlight

What her company does: Ships and warehouses products

What you can learn from her: Handshake deals can be beneficial in relationship-driven businesses, and they have served Vonk well. Still, she has come to appreciate the value of legally binding contracts in securing financing to expand the company.