Grand Erie Business Centre Inc.
11 Argyle Street North,
Caledonia, N3W 1B6
Phone: (905) 765-5005
Toll Free: (877) 646-6606
Fax: (905) 765-5750
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
After hours appointments by request
Grand Erie Business Centre (GEBC) is a private non-profit business development corporation that has been serving Haldimand County and the Township of West Lincoln for over 25 years. We provide consultation, support, and advice for small businesses in these areas. We also provide business loans up to $250,000 to businesses who cannot get financing through traditional lenders.
Our mandate is to partner with local businesses and organizations in Haldimand County and the Township of West Lincoln to facilitate community economic growth. We measure our success by the number of permanent jobs that are created and maintained through the businesses and projects that we support. GEBC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of successful business people and professionals from throughout Haldimand County and the Township of West Lincoln.
We provide loans for business start up, stabilization and expansion from $2,500 to $250,000. Our organization is not in competition with other financial institutions. Rather, we compliment them—and, in fact, we often work collaboratively with banks, credit unions and other organizations to find financing solutions for local entrepreneurs.
Grand Erie Business Centre has lent over $25 million dollars to local business since 1989.
Tauri joined GEBC in October of 2014 after spending 9 years as an Instructor in the Faculty of Business at Brock University where he taught courses in Marketing, Strategic Planning and Business Communications. He also ran a boutique consulting firm specializing in business planning for new ventures. Outside of the office he acts as the president and technical director of a community volleyball club where he also coaches a rep team.Close
Rob joined GEBC in March of 2017. Rob has an extensive career working in business and economic development initiatives in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he spent 5 years working in the Economic Development Division at the Regional Municipality of Halton as a Business Consultant. Rob has also run his own successful businesses. In his spare time Rob enjoys spending time sailing, gardening and travelling with his wife.Close
Mary Jane joined GEBC part-time in February 2017. When she is not at GEBC she is running Go To Office Solutions, the business she created in April 2012. Prior to starting her own business Mary Jane worked for the Business Development Bank of Canada, Brock University and in Human Resources for a large entertainment complex. When she's not working you'll find Mary Jane enjoying time with her husband and two children.Close