Meet the members of the Business Enterprise Centre team that are available to help you!
Director of Business Development and Retention
Brenda leads the TEDC’s business Development and Retention team, and oversees The Business Enterprise Centre, a service that provides free business consulting, support and mentorship in the Timmins area and region. With over 15+ years of experience, Brenda draws on her knowledge of project management and business development to implement economic development projects and strategies that work to successfully develop and diversify the local economy while focusing on job creation. She works directly with clients to scale up, expand or invest in Timmins. Her portfolio includes expanding regional export capacity, and promoting trade and investment.
Brenda holds a designation as a Project Management Professional (PMP), as a certified Economic Development professional (Ec.D.), a diploma in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo, and a diploma in Business Administration from Cambrian College.
Business Development Consultant – Bilingual
Mike supports entrepreneurs and SMEs throughout the region through one-on-one consultation services, workshops and business start-up programs. He facilitates entrepreneurship programs such as Starter Company Plus and Summer Company. Mike is very well connected with our local economic development and sustainability networks and continues to foster the Business Enterprise Centre’s strategic partnerships. Prior to joining the TEDC, Mike was the Coordinator for the Timmins Local Immigration Partnership, a Business Development Agent with Allstate Insurance, and a Branch Manager with Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University and is currently working on his certification as an Economic Development Professional (EcD) through the Economic Developers Association of Canada.
Business Development Specialist
Jeremy helps entrepreneurs and businesses start, scale and grow their operations. Jeremy develops and manages various TEDC projects, including mining exploration and data centres. Jeremy also supports the operations of the Business Enterprise Center by assisting clients through one-on-one consultations and providing free business services. Jeremy is well-connected with the business community in Timmins and has proven experience in helping entrepreneurs with market and industry research, grant application writing, business planning and financial projection development.
Jeremy holds an Honours Bachelors of Business Administration – Economics Stream from Nipissing University and is a certified Economic Development Professional (EcD) with the Economic Developers Association of Canada.
Janie holds a Business Marketing diploma from Northern College and has over 10 years of customer service experience in the restaurant industry. Her role is to provide assistance to the Business Development team through The Business Enterprise Centre. Janie has experience in conducting market research, implementing marketing strategies, and developing original digital content for social media platforms.