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. We are dedicated to helping our clients, colleagues, and communities thrive. Our 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

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]

The new year brings the evolution of x-height graphics. With the succession of the business, now Third Gen Design, Kevin Strang has passed the torch to the next generation of designers in his family. Having worked side by side with Kevin for 8 years, his daughter, Mandy Strang, is continuing the creative legacy at the helm of Third Gen Design. And continuing the tradition of the family business sha has brought her cousin, Whitney Strang on board full-time. Third Gen Design is the culmination of three generations of graphic designers. Mandy's father Keven Strang began x-height Graphics Inc. over thirty years ago, and Kevin's grandfather was a designer before most of the technology we use in the industry today was even invested. The company has a whole new look, but it's still the same team, with the same great design philosophies and straightforward approach. Our goal and steadfast belief is still always doing what's best for the client and providing them with the best quality and value possible.

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.

West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce

Rebecca Foisy
(705) 753-5672 | [email protected] | 30 Front Street, Unit B, Sturgeon Falls

The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization whose main objective is to promote and ensure the livelihood of local businesses and community. This not for profit organization is managed by a board of directors who work to support and advocate for their fellow Chamber members who represent all sectors of West Nipissing’s local business community.

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. ACED is committed to ensuring the economic and social prosperity of the region. Our objective is to develop our economy and regional environment through taking strategic action and stewarding strong relationships between municipalities, the business community, community organizations and economic development stakeholders.”

Creative Industries

Jaymie Latham
705-472-8480 ext.234 | [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.

Vivify Solutions

Jo-Anne Weiler
705-492-1707 | [email protected]

Vivify Solutions is an independent information research firm that delivers reliable, curated results from trusted sources. Information is a strategic asset and their goal is to use their experience to empower clients to make critical decisions and be more competitive. Their services are tailored to each client’s needs, whether they are small businesses, corporations, non-profits, governmental organizations, or individuals.

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

Kayode Olabisi
705-495-5707 | [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.

Hello Darlene

Darlene Tripp
705-492-0951 | [email protected]

Hello Darlene offers home organization and decluttering services, as well as legacy planning/estate planning services. They also help with senior transitions to help families make changes to their homes to keep clients living independently and safely.

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. His Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Master of Business has provided him with academic proficiency to help many individuals through their professional and personal journey to achieve their full potential. Hoss owns and supports businesses in three continents and with that comes the leverage of understanding a common trend of excellency that drives entrepreneurs to dent the universe with their masterpiece. Hoss is a USA patent holder with 11 claims and his signature package is Passion-Discovery™, a proprietary process that is designed to optimize individuals and businesses full potential.


Sue Williams
| [email protected]

Rewire with Sue Williams offers professional development mindset coaching to help you overcome the hurdles of entrepreneurship and self-employment. Receiving support from someone who understands is the difference between struggling and success. Together with Sue you will embark upon a journey that provides you with customized tools that you need for optimal success.

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. Morguard understands the real estate requirements of retailers with a focus to maximize traffic, sales, and market share. Their disciplined merchandising strategies ensure all aspects of their retail properties are optimized. Northgate strives to provide a safe and pleasant shopping environment for all our shopping centre visitors, patrons and employees.

Royal Bank Of Canada - North Bay

(705) 494-7100 | | 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.


Nathan Snider and Ian LaPlante

Codesign is an collective of creative businesses in North Bay that support each other and hold events and meet-ups for creative businesses to collaborate and network.

BuzzMasters Service Spotlight

Thomas Brown, Ryen Veldhuis
(705) 478-5530 | [email protected] | 10C-176 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay

When shifting your brand into the digital world, it is about reaching your goals and providing valuable content for your audience. This is why planning content is key! Creating meaningful content that gets your message out in front of the right eyes is what it is all about. BuzzMasters has specialized in creating content for any target market no matter what platform they are on. Their video production team works hard to make sure that your brand is showcased in it's best light. If you are looking to create content for your business, let their creative minds plan your key strategies, carefully assess your competitive landscape, and determine key measurables for your success. BuzzMasters were also recently named one of Canada's Top Video Production Companies by Clutch.co! If you are looking into video production services for your brand, make sure you reach out to the BuzzMasters Today!

Caisse Alliance Service Spotlight

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

"At Caisse Alliance, we understand the needs, wants and challenges of small business owners. Our commercial team specializes in offering a wide variety of business solutions. Whether its opening a business account, applying for a business credit card, loan or line of credit, we are here to help. The Caisse is proud to be a financial partner in the start-up and continued growth of many of the businesses in our communities."

Canadore College Service Spotlight

Ryan Drouin
705-471-2716 | [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, and sustainability and innovation. The college graduates approximately 1,000 students each year and has over 46,000 alumni. The Centre for Career Development offer programs and services designed to enhance the student and Alumni experiences through career readiness, employment resources, experiential learning events and volunteer opportunities. They also provide lifetime employment support for all our past graduates. One of their goals is to help promote an entrepreneurial culture on-campus and help you get the resources you need to succeed. Connecting students and graduates who possess the skills and abilities that you seek in an employee and promote entrepreneurial culture on-campus. They are focused on helping make your dreams of independence a reality.

Chamber of Commerce Partners


Here at TBC we like to be involved as much as we can in the business communities that we represent. One of the best ways to get involved in your local business community is to become a member of your local Chamber of Commerce. Chambers are great ways to network your business, make lifelong connections, and get involved in community initiatives. If you are interested in looking into your local Chamber be sure to visit their websites for more information! Find your local Chamber below for contact information!

Grant Thornton Service Spotlight

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

“We understand how hard you work to build your business, and the challenges you face as an entrepreneur. That’s why the team at Grant Thornton is committed to building a strong, long-term, advisory-focused relationship that supports your business goals. Our team in North Bay brings deep technical knowledge to help you anticipate obstacles, address challenges, and identify opportunities for growth. We can help you through a wide variety of tax planning scenarios including, but not limited to, corporate restructuring, succession and estate planning, and selling your business. With Grant Thornton in your corner, you will have a practical and effective path forward.”

Kennedy Insurance Service Spotlight

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

Insurance is a vital part of doing business. Ensuring you have the right kind of coverage for any possible scenario that may occur while running your business is an important part of being an entrepreneur. Kennedy Insurance Brokers Inc. offers a wide variety of business insurance services to meet the needs of businesses no matter their size. Their professional services incorporate leading-edge risk management to build a comprehensive portfolio to provide the necessary coverage to protect your business while keeping your bottom line in mind. Find more information on Kennedy Insurance and their services here: https://www.kennedyinsurance.ca/business-insurance/