Success Stories

Business thrives here.

North Simcoe offers businesses of all sizes ample opportunity to prosper. Check out these real-life examples of businesses that have found success in our region.

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Make a Mess Art Studio

a Mess with success

Making a living by making a mess! It’s possible with the right amount of creativity and passion. This business is a “mess” and that’s fantastic. Nahthanha chose to succeed in North Simcoe because it’s a great place to raise a family.

Poppy & Peonies

A passion for fashion!

Natalie has had a passion for fashion since she was 16; it has allowed her to shape a very successful business and create a very exciting life. She has been all over the world for fashion. She has worked in many fashion districts, in many cities, including New York.

Collaborative Haus Marketing


Living and working in rural North Simcoe has allowed Nicole French and Collaborative Haus Marketing thrive while supporting companies like GlaxoSmithKline and products like Oreo and Buckley’s. Living in North Simcoe helps Nicole recharge. She moved from the big city and hasn’t looked back.

Georgian Bay




Christine van der Weg describes how her innovative company is run without supervisors, yet thrives right here in North Simcoe while selling products as far away as Vietnam!

Makk Design

A High-Tech Company with a Historical Twist

Meet Riina & Stephen Makk who think “you may as well live where it’s good to live.” For them, it is right here in North Simcoe, where their high-tech company can thrive as well.

Marlon Gibbons

Producing BIG music in a small town

Marlon is a very successful music composer who has written soundtracks for many popular TV shows, such as: The Bachelor, Temptation Island, American Idol and Dancing with The Stars. Marlon does business in Los Angeles, California, but chose North Simcoe as home — check out the video, he’ll tell you why!

Keebee Play


From the airport in Penticton to the library in Penetanguishene, Keebee Play has been designing and manufacturing one-of-a-kind play products for commercial and institutional environments for more than 10 years. This Midland-based business is thriving and making an economic impact far and wide.

Bulbs of Fire


Bulbs of Fire is a garlic farm located in the Township of Tiny, just west of Awenda Park. Founded by Bart and Simone Nagel, the farm specializes in heirloom garlics with a special interest in hot varieties. Garlic wasn’t really the plan when the Dutch couple moved to Canada in 2006.


The Magic of North Simcoe

Located just 90 minutes north of Toronto in Central Ontario, the region of North Simcoe is ideally situated on the southern tip of beautiful Georgian Bay. North Simcoe is fortunate to have a rich history which encompasses four founding cultures, as well as a connection to nature and the outdoors that make the location a great place to live.