Our team

Mae Legg

Mae Legg, Senior Small Business Consultant

Mae has operated many successful business ventures, and administered multiple Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade in her career with three Small Business Enterprise Centres.

Mae specializes in:

  • Business diagnostics and pricing strategies
  • Business plan and cash flow development
  • Customer service and communications
  • Financial needs assessment and planning
  • Human resource management
  • Income property management
  • Restaurant management
  • Youth entrepreneurship programs and services

Natalie Walker

Natalie Walker, Business Resource Clerk

Natalie first joined the City’s Economic Development and Tourism Department in June 2017. With an education background in Business Management and many years of administrative experience.

Natalie can assist you with:

  • Business name search and registration
  • Customer service and communications
  • HST, payroll (CPP & EI) and WSIB registrations and inquiries
  • Incorporation information and processes
  • Local business workshops and other community resources
  • Municipal, provincial and federal regulations
  • Required permits and applications

Julie Perkins

Julie Perkins, Small Business Consultant

Julie is a small business owner with a background in Human Resources and Personnel Management. Her experience in e-commerce and IT solutions can assist entrepreneurs and small business owners with knowledge, best practices and trend information.

Julie specializes in:

  • E-commerce and IT solutions
  • Human resources management
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Marketing and branding
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Social media strategies
  • Starter company plus program applications

Melanie Mears

Melanie Mears, Business Advisor

Melanie is a local small business owner with a strong knowledge in community outreach, customer service and staffing. Melanie has been with the City for 26 years, most recently joining the Economic Development department in 2019 as a Business Advisor.

Melanie specializes in:

  • Starter company plus program applications
  • Business planning and market research
  • Business name search and registration
  • Early childhood education sector
  • Local business workshops and other community resources
  • Required permits and applications
  • Municipal, provincial and federal regulations

Contact the Business Resource Centre to learn more about how we can help start or grow your business.