TBC Members

Buzzmasters Inc.

Thomas Brown, Ryen Veldhuis
(705) 996-4514 | [email protected] | 10C-176 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay

BuzzMasters empowers marketing professionals to bring their brand to life with video. BuzzMasters is a full-service creative video branding team headquartered in Northern Ontario servicing brands across Canada since 2017 and proud alumni of The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound's Starter Company program.

Caisse Alliance

Mélanie Levasseur
(705) 474-5650 x6143 | [email protected] | 630 Cassells Street, North Bay

Caisse Populaire Alliance is a financial services cooperative owned by its members. They provide a complete range of financial products and services including personal banking, investment services, commercial banking, and more. At Caisse Populaire Alliance, we value our community and strive to help businesses grow.

Canadore College

Ryan Drouin
(705) 474 7600 x5826 | [email protected] | 100 College Drive & 60 Commerce Court, North Bay

At Canadore College their focus is on student success, program and service excellence, connection to the community, sustainability and innovation. The college graduates approximately 1,000 students each year and has over 40,000 alumni. Their Centre for Career Development and E-Hub connects students and graduates who possess the skills and abilities that you seek in an employee and promote entrepreneurial culture on-campus.

Grant thornton

Carole Lepage-Miller
(705) 475-6519 | [email protected] | 222 McIntyre Street West, Suite 400, North Bay

Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services, locally and across Canada, to dynamic privately owned, publicly listed, and public sector organizations. They are dedicated to helping their clients, colleagues, and communities thrive. Their advisors work to obtain a deep understanding of what is important to you, your business, and your industry. This knowledge, combined with a team of very motivated and talented professionals who collaborate with you, help to accelerate your advantage.

Kennedy Insurance Brokers Inc.

Chris Bevan
(705) 472-5744 | [email protected] | 160 King Street West, North Bay

Kennedy Insurance has been insuring businesses for over 100 years. You can depend on them for brokerage services led by a friendly and experienced team who will always go the extra mile to find the exact insurance required for your business to protect you and your employees against foreseeable risks.

North bay & district Chamber of Commerce

Donna Backer
(705) 472-8480 | [email protected] | 205 Main Street East, North Bay

Every community needs a voice for business and the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce provides a loud one! Located in the heart of downtown North Bay, their goal is to keep a pulse on the world of business and be the link between it and government for the district. With over 800 members, they are consistently advocating on their behalf and providing continuous value through additional initiatives.

Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce

Chris MacDonald
705-746-4213 | [email protected] | 21 William Street, Parry Sound

Proudly representing the Parry Sound Area business community since 1897.

Third Gen Design

Mandy Strang
(705) 493-7505 | [email protected] | 1332 Franklin Street, North Bay, ON

Third Gen Design is a marketing, web design, graphic design, and traditional/digital branding company based out of North Bay, Ontario. Third Gen Design highly values creativity, quality, and they have a commitment to developing people and businesses to be the best that they can be.

The City of North Bay: Economic Development Department

Erin Richmond
(705) 474-0400 x2527 | [email protected] | 200 McIntyre Street East, North Bay

The Economic Development Department assists existing businesses, prospective investors and community partners with business and community development projects. Their team of experts is ready to showcase North Bay, its many amenities and demonstrate the advantages a business can expect from expanding or relocating to North Bay.

NECO Community Futures Development Corporation

Patti Carr
705-476-8822 x 100 | [email protected] | 222 McIntyre Street West, Suite 312, North Bay

NECO is a Community Futures Development Corporation, funded by FedNor/Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and is managed by a volunteer board of directors. NECO has been helping small business in the East Nipissing and East Parry Sound region since 1987 and has invested more than $22 million in small business loans and community projects over this period.

Penny Tremblay

Penny Tremblay
705-358-3396 | [email protected]

Workplace conflict is a multi-billion dollar problem. As we enter this post-pandemic era, it is more important than ever to connect, engage and retain top talent. People rarely quit jobs; they quit managers or toxic cultures. For over 20 years tens of thousands of participants and audience members have gained the skills and confidence to be productive, play nice in the sandbox, and climb the ladder of success. Penny’s Advanced Mediation certificate from Harvard, combined with years of conflict resolution facilitation, bring stories, experiences and guidance to enhance learning and shift minds.

Northern Ontario Angels

Larry Fuld and Chad Pallopson
1-807-627-6884 |

The Northern Ontario Angels is the #1 Angel Organization in North America for Northern Ontario entrepreneurs (looking for growth capital) and angel investors (looking for investments). The creative concept and foundation of this network was developed to take Northern Ontario businesses to the next level. NOA is continually growing, developing and updating it’s Angel Investment Groups throughout the north and around the World. Presently, NOA supports Angel Investment Groups in Sudbury, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins/Kapuskasing and Kenora.


Daryl Glimps
647 970 1478 | [email protected]

InXpress is an international parcel, freight and shipping company who partners with the world's best carriers. Their size and tremendous volumes allow InXpress shipping specialists to provide customers unrivaled shipping solutions at some of the lowest prices anywhere. Your business can enjoy first class shipping that’s effortless and affordable – no matter where you are, no matter what your needs.

Almaguin Community Economic Development

David Gray
705-571-1564 | [email protected] | 56 Ontario Street, Burk's Falls

The Almaguin Community Economic Development (ACED) Department delivers economic development services throughout the Almaguin Highlands Region (formally called the East Parry Sound District). These services include business and entrepreneurial support; marketing and promotion of tourism opportunities, events and local programming; regional economic planning, research and analysis; and community development and organization support.

Creative Industries

Holly Cunningham
| [email protected] | 205 Main Street East, North Bay

Creative Industries supports, connects, and promotes the creative sector in North Bay, Nipissing to foster a progressive, prosperous community.

SMRT Computer Solutions

Wayne Wallace
705-995-3808 | [email protected] | 510A Main St, Powassan

SMRT Computer Solutions offers a wide variety of IT Services for Residential, Municipal, Healthcare and Business Clients. If you or your business require IT Services for your business be sure to contact SMRT today.

BDC North Bay

Alex Scott
705-492-0792 | [email protected] | 222 McIntyre Street West, Suite 312, North Bay

BDC is the bank for Canadian Entrepreneurs. For the last 75 years, BDC has offered a wide variety of flexible financing, advisory, and smart capital services. If you or your business are looking for business financing and guidance then the BDC may be your next step.

Hoss Notarkesh

Hoss Notarkesh
1-416-931-3238 | [email protected] | 751 Main St. E., North Bay

Hoss Notarkesh is an Executive Business Coach and Tony Robbins Certified Life Strategist. Hoss Coaching passion has been fostered through his 17 years of Senior Corporate Healthcare Executive career. In his last role he supported overall operation of ten long term care homes across Ontario. A team of 9 Executives, over 100 directors and about 3000 frontline staff.

Karen Jones Consulting

Karen Jones and Natasha Penn
705-478-9713 | [email protected] | 150 First Avenue West, Suite 103, North Bay

Karen Jones Consulting Inc. (KJCO) is committed to delivering excellence and achieving results. Their core mission is to support your success through insight, innovation and action. Their multi-disciplinary team brings expertise and experience across a wide range of industries to help you address challenges and harness opportunities for effective, sustainable growth.

Northgate Shopping Centre

Sarah Hunnisett
705-472-8110 | [email protected] | 1500 Fisher Street, North Bay

Northgate is anchored by Best Buy and Walmart and offers over 100 quality stores with a unique mix of both independent and national retailers such as American Eagle Outfitters, Boathouse, West49, People's Jewelers, Body Shop and Eclipse. Northgate Shopping Centre is currently managed by Morguard, a fully integrated real estate company. They own, manage and invest in high-quality, well-located, geographically diversified assets across North America, including a Retail portfolio of more than 18 million square feet of local, regional, super regional, mixed-use and development properties in more than 63 Canadian and U.S. communities.

Royal Bank Of Canada - North Bay

Gautam Khan
705-472-5167 | [email protected] | 925 Stockdale Rd, North Bay

With RBC's Beyond Banking Service entrepreneurs can access their wide variety of partners and discounts on business software solutions to: help simplify your business operations, improve your efficiency, assist with payment processing, effectively manage payroll, and matching grant opportunities with your business using Grantmatch. Speak to an RBC Business Advisor Today with their 24/7 Business Helpline: 1-888-676-7186.

TD Bank Group

+1-866-222-3456 |

Whether you're starting, growing or managing your business, or you're ready to hand over the reins to someone else, TD is here to provide banking advice. TD offers a variety of accounts, credit solutions, and resources to help businesses at every step. Visit their website to book an appointment with one of their advisors today.

Nipissing First Nation

Zack LaFleur - Economic Development Officer
705-753-2050 ext. 1264 | [email protected] | 36 Semo Road, Garden Village, ON

Nipissing First Nation (NFN) is classified as an urban reserve and is located on the north shore of Lake Nipissing, approximately 320 kilometres north of Toronto. The Nipissing Nation’s land base spans over 30 kilometers between the City of North Bay to the east and the Municipality of West Nipissing to the west. The people of Nipissing First Nation, known as the Nbisiing Anishinaabeg, are of Ojibway and Algonquin descent and have lived in the area of Lake Nipissing since time immemorial. Archaeological studies indicate that the lake and its environs have been occupied for nearly 10,000 years. Nbisiing is a community where each individual does their part to make us stronger as a whole. Nipissing First Nation prides itself on being a progressive nation that emphasizes fairness, accountability, balance and consideration of future generations in all decision making.

Dr. Rob Graham

Dr. Rob Graham
| [email protected]

Techno-Resiliency™ founder and esteemed author, Dr. Rob Graham empowers business and educational leaders to thrive as technology-enhanced workplaces. While gaining his Ph.D. in e-Research & Technology Enhanced Learning from the world-ranked Lancaster University in the U.K., Dr. Rob developed an award-winning, research-based theoretical lens. To date, his teachings and principles have led to global interest and the sale of thousands of copies of his Springer-published book, Techno-Resiliency In Education.

Rethink Green

Simon Blakeley
(705) 674-1685 | [email protected]

Across Northern Ontario businesses many businesses, organizations and workplaces have participated with one or more of our support programs. They are realizing the advantages of connecting with our programs and maximizing the benefits of becoming more sustainable. ReThink Green's Green Economy North (2016-present) program works with local businesses and organizations to set and achieve sustainability targets — bringing together, supporting, and celebrating businesses as they achieve their goals. Green Economy North is one of 8 Hubs in the Green Economy Canada network.

Futurpreneur Canada

Kennedy Horton - Business Development Manager - Northern Ontario
| [email protected]

Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer mentors.

iion - Innovation Initiatives Ontario North

Emily Ryan - Research, Metrics & Outreach Manager
(705) 474-7600 ext.5606 | [email protected] | 60 Commerce Crescent, Room W106, North Bay, Ontario

Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) is a Regional Innovation Centre that assists innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing companies develop and scale. IION works collaboratively with a variety of strategic partners throughout the province to promote client growth and help to position them for future success. IION is located at Canadore College in North Bay and proudly serves the districts of Nipissing, Timiskaming, Parry Sound, and Muskoka.

Clark Communications

Scott Clark and Paul Meyers
705-476-5044 | | 840 McIntyre Street West, North Bay, ON

Clark Communications, located in North Bay, has a diverse team of passionate staff who are skilled in all areas of Software, Communications, and Digital Marketing. From websites to graphic design, from search engine optimization and customized software solutions, they do it all! Whether you want to showcase your business to a larger audience or take your internal processes to the next level, Clark Communications will be there to help you.

Nipissing University

705-474-3450 | [email protected] | 100 College Drive, North Bay, ON

Nipissing University is proud to be a primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science, professional programs and with four distinct nursing programs, is proportionally the most nursing intensive university in Ontario. Nipissing is committed to making an impact and playing a positive role in the educational, social, cultural and economic life in the communities it serves.

Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre Inc.

Janice Heidman
705-746-4455 | [email protected] | 1A Church St, Parry Sound

Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre Inc. is a not-for-profit funded by the Federal government to assist with lending, business counselling/coaching, and community planning and development in the Parry Sound area. They can help provide these services to entrepreneurs seeking starting or expanding their businesses in the area. If you are interested in learning more reach out to the Parry Sound CBDC at the contact information above.

Business Women's Network

Sue Williams
| [email protected]

The Business Women's Network of North Bay provides networking opportunities to enrich and promote the businesses of local female entrepreneurs.

March of Dimes Canada

Ashleigh Riley
705-498-6296 Ext. 3001 | | 222 McIntyre St W Suite 310 - 305, North Bay

MARCH OF DIMES CANADA (MODC) Employment Services' mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities. March of Dimes Canada Employment Services exists to ensure that people with disabilities find and keep meaningful jobs. They are Canada’s leader in matching people who have disabilities with employers seeking qualified job candidates. MODC work with employers to identify, prepare, hire and retain qualified candidates. They work closely with disability stakeholders and are a choice employment service provider for employers seeking to access this unique labour pool. From assessments and rehabilitation to job placement and coaching, they have the professionals and the services to cover it all.

EuroClaire Inc.

Brenda Soucy
| [email protected]

Brenda Soucy is the founder and CEO of EuroClaire Inc, with multi-faceted divisions from the International Logistics/Supply Chain Industry (operating as Soucy Consulting Services) and the Personal Development Industry as a mindset coach (operating as SoulLife Aventure). Brenda is passionate about streamlining processes, empowering individuals and organizations to find efficient routes to success. Soucy Consulting services simplifies international logistics with over 20 years of experience assisting businesses of all sizes to cut costs, optimize operations, and ensure timely deliveries. SoulLife Adventure mindset coaching services offer a life-changing journey with 5 success proven programs to help professionals and entrepreneurs reach their full potential. Together, you'll create a Blueprint for your goals, aligning your business and life with what matters most to you. Soucy Consulting services simplifies international logistics with over 20 years of experience assisting businesses of all sizes to cut costs, optimize operations, and ensure timely deliveries.