Venture Niagara was established in 1985. We are a not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. Professional staff carry the out the day-to-day activities to help new business start-ups and existing businesses expand their operations so our community can thrive in today’s economy.
We provide business financing, business advisory services and are active in community economic development projects across the Niagara region.
Funded by the federal government, Venture Niagara is part of a network of more than 60 Community Futures Development Corporations in rural Ontario and 260 across rural Canada.
Venture Niagara supports the local economy by investing in businesses and community economic development projects in the following cities, towns and townships in the Niagara region.
Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, Welland.
- Frank Rupcic General Manager
- Susan Morin Business Development Manager
- Volker Loetfering Business Loans Officer
- Normita Lim Financial Reporting Officer
- Rob deSmit Chair
- Brian York Vice Chair
- Chris Yakymishen Treasurer
- Lucie Huot Secretary
- George Repar Director
- Jeff Reuter Director
- Tony Fischer Loan Committee