John and Eleanor Nowell, of the family owned and operated Nowell Motors in Cloyne, are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to continue the development of their successful business. This year they turned to the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation for advice on how to grow.

The Frontenac CFDC is a non-profit origination funded by Industry Canada, offering free advice, workshops and commercial financing to those looking to start a business in the Frontenacs.

With financial assistance from the Eastern Ontario Development Program provided through the Frontenac CFDC the Nowell’s were thrilled to be able to offer a full-time apprenticeship to an area resident with aspirations of becoming a licensed mechanic.

“The Frontenac CFDC benefits employers and employees”, says Eleanor. “Thanks to their funding we are able to provide a young person work experience, while gaining skilled staff member to continue the advancement of our business”. As she adds, “Hiring locally is a way we can motivate young people to keep their skills in the area. It was an investment in our community’s future.”

To find out more about realizing your business dream, call the Fronenac CFDC at 613-372-1414 or e-mail