About | Downtown Brockville DBIA

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About Us

The Downtown Brockville Business Improvement Area is an association of businesses operating within a specific district approved by the City of Brockville, in a self driven initiative to support local Downtown business.


Connect, promote and support Downtown Brockville


The DBIA is a catalyst for an alive and vibrant downtown


Respect, Cooperation, Partnership, and Inclusivity 

View our Strategic Plan here


Meet our Team

Hillary Geneau
Executive Director

Haley Veronyak
Events and Communications Coordinator

Board Member Bios

Wendy Onstein (Chair)
Wendy brings her passion and ambition to not only the Small Business Enterprise Centre that she manages, but also to the DBIA where she is constantly pushing new ideas forward. At the SBEC, she offers her vast wealth of knowledge and expertise to young entrepreneurs in order to aid them become successful in the summer company program, helping to form the business owners of tomorrow.

Paul Klepaczko (Vice-Chair)
Paul is willing to go to great distances to create new relations for his business at The Coin Hunter, including driving out to do home appraisals. Paul’s critical eye allows him to look at every suggestion for the downtown improvement in great detail, suggesting things that others may have missed. When he’s not working, he’s out on the river, enjoying everything our waterfront has to offer.

Keeley Patterson (Treasurer)
Keeley is a financial advisor at O’Farrell Financial who helps individuals and business owners alike make educated important financial decisions to help them live the lifestyle they want. With a family of 5 kids, she’s mastered the art of juggling busy households and careers while keeping an active role in our community.

Anne Barabash (Secretary) 
From custom clothing design to picture framing, Anne has over 35 years of creative design under her belt. A former employee turned owner, Anne runs Hang Ups Creative Picture Framing where she gets to work with people’s memories and treasures on a daily basis, making every encounter unique. Anne brings her creative flair and ability to design outside the box to every endeavor she faces as a downtown business owner.

Nathalie Lavergne
After coming to Brockville to enjoy SCUBA diving, Nathalie decided to make the move down to our city along the St. Lawrence, bringing along Canada’s biggest and best rockabilly event with her! As founder of Productions Double Concept, she brings her retro twist into everything she does, whether it be planning events, the Red Hot & Blue Festival, or managing the Spitfire Café!

Dan Sparring
As the owner of Limestone & Ivy, Dan knows the ins and outs of small businesses like the back of his hand. After all, it’s in his family! After his family moved to Canada in 1973, they’ve opened 3 successful stores along the waters of Eastern Ontario, including when Dan set up shop in downtown Brockville. From family to loyal customers, Dan values each connection he makes through bringing European inspired styles to Brockville. 

Jay Batu

Jay has an active online presence locally and has made his mark on business owners in the downtown. At age 17, he is the youth representative of the DBIA who brings a unique perspective to the table. Jay has big aspirations for the future of Brockville, and is a strong advocate for shopping locally whenever possible. You can often find him engaging with business owners in the downtown and lifting weights at HUA Fitness Centre. He plans to pursue a degree in commerce to one day start his own business downtown. 

Amund Christensen

Amanda McHugh