About Us

North Claybelt is a community-based agency offering financial and counselling assistance for new and existing small businesses in our area of Northern Ontario, Canada. To attain its objectives of creating and maintaining jobs and contributing to the economic development of the area, North Claybelt provides local businesses with information, consulting assistance, loans, loan guarantees, and equity investment.  We are also involved in numerous economic development initiatives, including Head Start in Business and Northeast Community Network.   

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

North Claybelt is administered by a Board of local civic, professional and business volunteers.

Anne Lynn Kucheran    President                    Fauquier/Strickland

Cathy Ellis                       Vice President            Iroquois Falls

Ron Nadeau                     Treasurer                   Kapuskasing

Claude Babin                    Director                     Moonbeam

Michelle Lebel                 Director                     Kapuskasing

Denis Dorval                    Director                     Opasatika / Val-Rita / Harty

Sue Perras                         Director                     Smooth Rock Falls

Gilbert Peters                   Director                     Kapuskasing

Luc Denault                      Director                     Cochrane

STAFF

The experienced staff at North Claybelt understands small business and the local marketplace. They offer their expertise to guide existing and aspiring entrepreneurs through the steps to owning and operating their own business in Northern Ontario. 

Linda Semczyszyn     Executive Director

Josée Labelle               Business Development Consultant

Brigitte Beadow          Administrative Assistant

Mary Jane Sonier       Financial Services Officer

Sara Haldenby            Tile Drainage Program Coordinator                   Northeast Community Network

Trista Vermette           Program Manager                                                  Head Start in Business

Phil Dittburner           Program Coordinator – Algoma/Manitoulin     Head Start in Business 

Aaron Vilaca               Program Coordinator – Northwest                      Head Start in Business  

Steven Beaupré          Program Coordinator – North Bay                       Head Start in Business

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Tel: 705.337.1407

Toll: 1.888.289.4233

Fax: 705.337.6285

50A McPherson Avenue

P.O. Box 24

Kapuskasing, ON  P5N 2Y1

Satellite offices in Iroquois Falls & Cochrane