Phone: 519-631-1680 x4503
Email: tmccaulley@sbecinnovation.ca

Hi, I’m Tara McCaulley, Manager at the Small Business Enterprise Centre for the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation.

Having strong roots in St. Thomas, I am dedicated to working with our community to strengthen our economic climate.  I take pride in living in a community that is resilient and that has overcome many challenges and I am thrilled to have a role that allows me to further contribute to positive economic growth and development. I am passionate and excited to watch the evolution of the small business community as it grows and thrives in St. Thomas and Elgin County.

I’ve had the opportunity to work for a large banking corporation for 15 years and started from the ground up. I have in-depth experience and knowledge on business planning, creating and cultivating a strong customer experience, sales,  partnership development and  project management.  My husband is entering his 5th year of business ownership and together we have built the business from a hobby to a full-time business with 1 employee.

I am committed to ongoing personal growth and continuing education and I am currently focused on obtaining my  Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo. In addition to the in-depth training received at the bank, I also have taken courses in strategic leadership, sales process management, economic development, and people management courses at the University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo and Fanshawe College. In 1995, as a single mom with 2 young boys, I graduated with a diploma in Office Administration from Fanshawe College in St. Thomas.

I am passionate about providing the best possible opportunities to youth in our community and I am a mentor for the Elgin/St. Thomas Junior Achievement Program. I am a board member of the Youth Employment Counselling Centre and work closely with the Talbot Teen Centre. We have an amazing network of young entrepreneurs in our community between the ages of 20 – 40 and watching them help to build and strengthen the small business community is truly a joy to watch. They help me to see opportunities with new eyes and I am excited to see where this will take us from an economic development perspective.


Phone: 519-631-1680 x4505
Email: snoble@stthomas.ca

Hi! I’m Sarah Noble and as a lifetime resident of Elgin County, I am excited to join the team at the Small Business Enterprise Centre to assist new and growing businesses as a Business Advisor.

I wear a few hats around here coordinating Social Media and Communications for the SBEC channels as well as our events like Bridges to Better Business. I work with clients to develop marketing strategies and help to identify new ways to meet customers where they are at.

My background and love for tourism lead me to obtain certification with Ontario’s Southwest as an Experiential Tourism Coach.  Small business is a huge part of the fabric of tourism and I am excited to connect with those ready to craft experiences building sustainable tourism opportunities that celebrate the rich agricultural traditions of Elgin County and highlight the growing Arts, Culture and Culinary community. Rural markets are primed to share authentic experience and often stories that span generations with locals and visitors to the community. In building experience based tourism opportunities, those stories and communities can thrive for generations to come.

After operating Pink Spark Photography and Events for several years as a side hustle, I have experienced the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and value the resources offered through the Small Business Enterprise Centre from the other side of the desk. We are here to help!





378 Talbot St.
St. Thomas, ON Canada
N5R 3L7

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