About | Downtown Brockville DBIA

November 17, 2017
November officiallymarks the start of the Holiday Shopping season, and the many wonderful businesses located in Downtown
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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.

Mission

Connect, promote and support Downtown Brockville

Vision

The DBIA is a catalyst for an alive and vibrant downtown

Values

Respect, Cooperation, Partnership, and Inclusivity 

View our Strategic Plan here

 

Meet our Team

Meg Plooy
Executive Director
mplooy@downtownbrockville.com

Hillary Geneau
Events and Communications Coordinator
hgeneau@downtownbrockville.com
 

Board Member Bios

Meg Plooy
As Executive Director of the Downtown Brockville DBIA, Meg is able to seek out fresh, innovative ideas while relating everything back to the downtown community. Previous experience in managerial positions has helped teach Meg the value in developing strategies that benefit the whole while also keeping those involved happy. Her drive and willingness to forge new connections allows her to keep Downtown Brockville truly alive and vibrant.

Wendy Onstein
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 aide them become successful in the summer company program, helping to form the business owners of tomorrow.

Paul Klepaczko
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 Moure
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
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!

Teanne Larocque
Teanne has developed a particular vigor for helping young people find their dream career after being an employment consultant for 10 years. After starting at Adecco, Teanne now works at the Employment and Education Centre, where she helps people find stability every day. As an executive of the Young Professionals Network of Brockville, she has a passion for helping young people finding their line of work while becoming a part of our community.

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. Dan Morris Dan brings his enthusiasm, energy and passion for the revitalization of Perth Street; where he co-owns Sequence Comics and Gaming, to the DBIA Board. Dan has a flair for new ideas and is eager to see downtown develop into a hub for weekend events.