Jeanette Johnston to head Small Business Centre


The Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre is pleased to announce that Jeanette Johnston is the new Manager of the Centre as of May 3, 2021.

Jeanette brings six years experience at the Centre as the Business Development Coordinator and a depth of knowledge of the services of the Centre, its partners and clients. In addition to her role at the Centre, Jeanette has previously owned businesses and supports her husband in his business as well. Jeanette has a strong interest in building the economic ecosystem with small businesses and other organizations and services in the region to provide cohesive and robust results attracting new residents and businesses to the area.

She serves on several committees tied to the Centre and volunteers on different committees in the community in the areas of the arts and immigration.

For 20 years, the Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre has been supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in South Leeds and Grenville County including the City of Brockville, the Town of Gananoque, the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands, Front of Yonge Township, Athens Township, Augusta Township, Town of Prescott, Township of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal and the Municipality of North Grenville.

The centre is primarily funded by the Province of Ontario and also through municipal contributions, and some private sponsorships as well. Their mandate is to support entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses through consultations, tools, resources, workshops, events, and programs. To learn more about the Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre, please visit us at or call us at 613-342-0040.

Wendy Onstein, Manager of the Centre for almost 16 years, retired on April 30h. Jeanette will carry on her great work supporting those exploring entrepreneurship or growing their business. The Centre thanks Wendy for her years of dedication and service to her community.


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