From a single dad working 100+ hours a week to a thriving entrepreneur creating 13 new jobs in our community, Mike Cillis of @North Simcoe Signs is a true example of hard work paying off! If you live, work or play in North Simcoe, there is a very good chance you have seen Mike’s work.

When Mike decided to move back to Ontario in 2000, an internet search led him to Midland where he started his sign business from a hallway within his home. Within just a couple of years, with the help of the North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation (NSCFDC), Mike was able to purchase a building and start hiring employees. Now working with his son, Ryan, Mike takes great joy in being involved with our community and the strong support he receives from fellow local businesses.

EDCNS is about growth, attraction and investment. We are committing a significant amount of energy to tell the story of the many successful business people who have chosen to call North Simcoe home. Through many more exciting and interesting stories like this one, we will feature people enjoying themselves in North Simcoe: visiting, living and establishing their business. We Live It, You’ll Love It!