• CFHuron Board Members,  CFHuron Update

    Meet Our Board: Winona Bailey

    We are pleased to introduce Winona Bailey, one of our new Community Futures Huron volunteer board members for 2021/2022. Winona is the Retail Operations Manager and Creative Lead for five one nine prints & frames in Zurich, Ontario, Canada. Previously she was employed at the Hensall District Co-operative as the Public Relations & Brand Ambassador. In her own business, winonab.photography, aside from five one nine prints & frames, Winona offers website services, branding advisement, social media assistance, photography and videography. Winona graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Bioarchaeological Anthropology and Criminology with a minor in Classical Studies. Her experiences have led her to…

  • CFHuron Board Members,  CFHuron Update

    Volunteer Week perfect time to say thank you

    We would like to say a sincere THANK YOU to our volunteer Board of Directors. Community Futures Huron is a not-for-profit organization serving the communities of Huron County since 1993. CFHuron operations are overseen by a 12-member volunteer Board of Directors including 1 County of Huron councillor appointed by the Warden. These individuals represent the various communities and economic sectors of Huron County. In addition to possessing financial, strategic planning and community development skills, board members are committed to improving the local economy through their involvement in community-based business and economic development initiatives. Thank you to our board members for your hard work and dedication, helping entrepreneurs make their futures…

  • CFHuron Board Members,  CFHuron Update,  Solving Small Business

    Meet our Board: Matt Cardiff

    Meet Matt Cardiff, Community Futures Huron volunteer board member. Matt is a purchaser at Molesworth Farm Supply, farms north of Brussels and also helps out with the family catering business. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Agricultural Business. Matt is taking the opportunity during this 2nd lockdown to enjoy the adventure and many surprises of renovating an 1860s farmhouse with his fiancée Janelle. Post-Covid, he hopes to return to curling, skiing, and volunteering in the community.  Read more about our Board of Directors here: https://cfhuron.ca/who-we-are/our-board-of-directors/

  • CFHuron Board Members,  CFHuron Update,  Update from Paul Nichol

    Councillor Myles Murdock joins CFHuron Board of Directors

    Community Futures Huron is very happy to announce the appointment of Myles Murdock to our Board of Directors. Myles replaces previous County appointee Bernie Bailey. Myles is deputy mayor of the Town of Goderich and a county councillor. Formerly, he taught Business Education (B.Comm.,B.Ed.) at Goderich Collegiate for almost 30 years. He sat on the AMGH Foundation for the past 12 years, chairing it for five years. Myles, as part of his county responsibilities, sits on the Huron Perth Public Health Board, Finance Committee, and Water Protection Steering. His Goderich responsibilities cover Source Water Protection (10 years), Public Works liaison, and the Community Economic Development Committee. Despite having left teaching,…

  • CFHuron Board Members,  CFHuron Update

    Meet Our Board: Keith Roulston

    Meet Keith Roulston, Community Futures Huron volunteer board member. When Keith was growing up on a farm near Lucknow, it was still time when neighbours came together to undertake tasks that were too big for the individual to accomplish on his/her own. The lesson that community action can help the individual achieve his or her goals, has been a guiding principle in his life ever since. Community action was involved in the creation of the Blyth Festival in 1975 (where he was a co-founder), with community fundraising helping finance the fledgling project which in the 45 years since, since become one of Canada’s most important professional theatres, producing more than…

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    Meet Our Board: John Kiser

    Meet John Kiser, Community Futures Huron volunteer board member.  John has over 30 years of experience in the financial service industry.  Following a 25-year career in the banking sector John moved to the credit union system in 2012.  John has had the pleasure of working for Libro Credit Union ever since and has never looked back.  He holds a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education degree from Brock University and a Business Administration & Marketing diploma from Fanshawe College.  As a Commercial & Agriculture Relationship Manager at Libro Credit Union, John focuses on helping his member/owners achieve financial prosperity.     Board work is something that John takes pride in, including…

  • CFHuron Board Members,  Jan Hawley,  News

    Art that’s right up your alley

    GUEST POST BY CAROLYN PARKS MINTZ — Although road construction is often perceived as an annoyance and inconvenience, in realty it can be seen as a very good thing….. it repairs, it rebuilds, it renews and can potentially lead to remarkable creativity on a large scale. In that Seaforth’s entire Main Street business district will be impacted by much-needed roadwork this year, Huron East’s Economic Development Officer Jan Hawley felt it necessary to come up with a plan that would mitigate the effects of construction while helping boost the economy. The key would be to somehow complement the 19th century architecture of Seaforth’s downtown, which is a designated Heritage Site,…

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    Meet Our Board: Jan Hawley

    Meet Jan Hawley, CF Huron volunteer board member and treasurer. Following an extensive career in the private sector, Jan entered public service through the Huron County branch of Community Futures Ontario in 2007, leading to the appointment of Economic Development Officer for the Municipality of Huron East the following year. Keenly interested in heritage conservation and business development, Jan has long been an innovator and connector who believes in putting together the right team to achieve success. Her most rewarding undertaking has been the award-winning business recruitment initiative, “Win This Space” which has helped fill empty storefronts, not only in her own community, but in others across the province.  For an update about one…

  • CFHuron Board Members,  Economic Development,  News

    Jan Hawley receives prestigious economic development award

    Jan Hawley, Economic Development Officer for the Municipality of Huron East was named recipient of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s (EDCO) most prestigious award, the “Joseph A. Montgomery Economic Development Achievement Award”, presented at the President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony on February 6 in Toronto. The evening concluded the 63rd Annual EDCO Conference and Showcase. The award is presented annually to a leader in the economic development profession to celebrate his or her significant contribution to the profession based on their demonstration of the following:  a strong role in projects/initiatives with substantive impact on their community; employed a partnership approach to build effective relationships/collaboration with diverse stakeholder groups (e.g. levels of government,…

  • CFHuron Board Members,  News

    Rural Economic Development Forum

    Do approaches to rural economic development differ between rural Ontario and rural Ireland? To find out, staff and board members from Community Futures across Ontario engaged in conversations with rural economic development leaders in Ireland for five days in May 2019. During the five-day conference discussions were held with policy makers, local economic development practitioners, researchers, and businesses from across Ireland. Alison Lobb, CFHuron Board President, traveled to Ireland to take part in the rural development study tour on behalf of Community Futures Huron. The Ireland-Ontario Rural Economic Development Conference was organized in part by Ontario Community Futures, the University of Guelph, University College Dublin, and IRD Duhallow. Funding came through…