Success Stories

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Nathan Phillips and Cory Chobanik, Partners Nonlinear Engineering Inc

High-performance success with a little help from the Ottawa Community Loan Fund. Fresh out of university, Nathan Phillips and Cory Chobanik of NonlinearEngineering Inc. spent many hours developing a prototype performance display gauge for motorcycles that they knew was commercially unavailable and long overdue. With the help of a ...

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Berhanu Desta, Owner Berhanu Desta, Owner

Cleaning-up the Competition Two years ago, Berhanu Desta decided to go into business for himself. The recession was making it difficult to find work and he wanted to take matters into his own hands. The result was Greencare Home & Office Cleaning, a business that combines his passion for environmentally friendly solutions with ...

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Ralph Schutz, Owner Regal Landscaping

When It Comes To Helping Small Business, the Ottawa Community Loan Fund Is Getting A Green Thumbs Up. You could say that Ralph and Deana Schutz have a business in full bloom.They originally heard about the Ottawa Community Loan Fund through some business colleagues and were amongst the OCLF’s first clients.Three loans and caring ...

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David Lawoski, Owner The Window Butler

When It Comes To Helping Small Business, the Ottawa Community Loan Fund Is Getting A Green Thumbs Up. You could say that Ralph and Deana Schutz have a business in full bloom.They originally heard about the Ottawa Community Loan Fund through some business colleagues and were amongst the OCLF’s first clients.Three loans and caring ...

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Emily Bertand, Owner The Royale Equestrian Centre

Saddling up for Business Passionate about horses, Emily Bertrand knows the feeling of strength and freedom that comes from riding. From a young age she began working at local stables to enhance her knowledge and skills. These experiences gave her the confidence to believe that she too could operate her own barn, but first she […]

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Andriy Azarov, President of Canaflora

Delivering Support To Help Business Grow Ask Andriy Azarov about his first customer and a broad smile will break across his face. “It was June 2008 and it was fantastic!” For the first time he was selling his own product, running his own business and answering to nobody but himself. As President of Cana Flora, […]

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Amir Rahim, Owner Grounded

Recipe For Talent For Owner Amir Rahim, Grounded is more than just a kitchen and coffee house. It’s a personal expression of who he is and the love he has for the restaurant business. Together with friends he has scraped the ceiling and stained the wood. It’s not just a place of work, but of […]

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Noel Tarabocchia, Owner X-SCREAM Video Productions Inc

The Ottawa Community Loan Fund— Helping To Keep Small Business In Motion Only a few years ago,NoelTarabocchia found himself struggling to secure financing for his company,X-SCREAMVideo Productions Inc.His vision, of pairing virtual environments with Internet Flash© technology to create interactive,media presentations,was able ...

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Raffat Majdoub, Manager Aurora College

The Ottawa Community Loan Fund— Recognizing Talent, Changing Lives…Connecting Communities When asked when he arrived in Canada from his native Ghana,without hesitation, Raffat Majdoub answers,“June 7th, 2000.” He held a foreign graduate degree in Communications, but decided that he could make a better living as an English ...

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Mary Satkunarajah, Owner Sam’s Residence

The Ottawa Community Loan Fund— Bridging A Gap In Health Services In Sri Lanka,Mary Satkunarajah had been a registered nurse with over 15 years of experience, but in Canada she found herself unable to continue working in her profession,without first obtaining her accreditation.Mary worked hard to save up the cost of completing her ...

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