• CFHuron Board Members

    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

    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…

  • Business,  Business Services,  Communications,  News

    CF Huron loan payments postponed for March & April

    As the ancient Chinese scholars said “It’s a curse to live in interesting times”. Interesting times indeed. I know most, if not all of you are already feeling the punch from cancelled contracts and business closures. The next few months will be challenging to say the least. However modest, Community Futures Huron would like to do our best to help ease the burden. To that end, principle loan payments for existing CF Huron loan clients will be postponed for the months March and April, with no interest accrued and no interest charged during these months. Following that, we will reassess the situation.  If there are other ways you feel we…

  • Business Services,  Communications,  News,  Small Business

    COVID-19 Update – Community Futures Huron Office Closed to the Public

    Community Futures Huron continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is working closely with partner agencies to respond accordingly. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our office in Brussels is now closed to the public, effective from March 17, 2020 until further notice. Community Futures Huron staff are available and will be conducting business during this time by phone, email or online if you have any questions or need assistance. Phone 226-889-8256Paul Nichol – General Manager – ext. 223Tina Heathers – Business Coach and Lending – ext. 250Brenda McGregor – Financial Officer – ext. 231Sharlene Bolen – Communications Officer – ext. 221 Emailpnichol@cfhuron.catina@cfhuron.cabmcgregor@cfhuron.casbolen@cfhuron.ca Staff will continue to monitor the status…

  • Business,  News

    The Excelsior Knitting Factory

    Here’s a good story folks! Hats off to one of our favorite local columnists, David Yates. We very much enjoy his weekly historical columns in the Signal-Star chain of newspapers. A recent column highlighted the history and achievements of the former Excelsior Knitting Factory, located in downtown Brussels. Bravo, but why is this important? Well… you might not know it, but the factory was located smack dab on the very same spot that Community Futures Huron now sits. We thought that was pretty cool and worth sharing with our audience. And it also explains why I keep seeing ghosts around here. ;-D Here’s an excerpt from the article by Yates:…