Start a Business in Prince Edward County, Lennox and Addington | PELA CFDC


Oct 16, 2018
Schell’s Market: PELA CFDC is pleased to have invested in Warren Schell to assist him with opening Schell’s Market, a grocery store in Bath. Financing was used to purchase the building and for inventory. The financing from PELA CFDC helped to bring a much needed business to the Bath community and has created 10 jobs.
Maison Depoivre: PELA CFDC is pleased to have invested in Christophe Doussot and Vincent Depoivre owners of Maison Depoivre. Maison Depoivre is a French fine food shop and a boutique bed and breakfast in Bloomfield. Financing was used to renovate the building and for inventory & equipment.
Fronterra Farms: Wellington, Ontario

PELA CFDC staff is pleased to have provided Jens Burgen and Inge Alberts with business advisory services in support of their plans for the development of a micro craft brewery and luxury farm retreat.
Waterfront River Pub & Terrace

PELA CFDC is pleased to have supported Jane Roy and her husband with the renovation of one of the oldest buildings in Napanee and launch of a new restaurant- Waterfront River Pub & Terrace. The property has been meticulously restored with the pub/restaurant employs 8 people.
Fire X Protections is a technology start-up in Napanee that has developed a plant-based water additive gel for fire suppression. They are also developing equipment to mix the gel with water for use in suppressing and extinguishing fires. With the development of new technology and the securing of patents, Fire X has secured additional investors and customers.

Start a Business

in Prince Edward County Lennox and Addington

Making the decision to launch and grow a business can be challenging even with extensive planning. PELA CFDC has resources to support your efforts to launch your business. Whether in the form of advice, loans, grants or training, PELA CFDC offers assistance to help you realize your dream of being your own boss.

Contact us today to learn more and begin the journey of entrepreneurship! 

Programs and Services currently available in Prince Edward County Lennox and Addington:

LoanBusiness AdvisoryEODP
Upper Canada Equity FundFSVPPECIC

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“Dealing with the EODP was incredibly easy and the process required minimal time.  Staff was very helpful." - Howard Mahon, Wilton Tack
“Without PELA CFDC's support we would not have had the ability to take those much needed first big steps. You believed in us at a time when few did.” - Quincy Emmons, Fire X Protection
“We recommend the EODP funding to any business that believes in continuous improvement and development, and who is looking to fast forward business growth.” - Angela Lees, Calderwood Automation
"The connections I made and support system that was available during and after the program really helped.” - Renia Tyminski, Hallowell Gardens Centre
"The in class portion of the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program was the most beneficial for me... I was given the resources and one-on-one guidance I needed to map out a successful plan.” - Rob Fenwick, Former SEB Client