Launches launches in Brockville, Ontario!

Brockville is a town of about 21,000 nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands region of eastern Ontario. Located on the 401 halfway between Toronto and Montreal, businesses benefit from the traffic that commutes through Brockville's outer edge, but faces the same struggles as many smaller communities, lower population [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:08:04+00:00June 5th, 2017|Launches| launches in Sherwood Park, Alberta!

After spending almost eight years as a private mailman in paradise, an Alberta man is making a splash with a new Shop Local campaign for Sherwood Park. Recently returned from Belize, Rob Hanke says he's looking forward to seeing grow and serve the community. Sherwood Park, Alberta is what Rob calls a "true bedroom [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:10:10+00:00May 4th, 2017|Launches| launches in Airdrie, Alberta!

For a dad from just outside of Calgary, Alberta, starting his own business means he can spend more time with his son. That's what Kevin Joyce says excites him most personally about the launch of in Airdrie, Alberta. Airdrie is a community of a just over 60,000, up the Queen Elizabeth Highway from Calgary. Originally created [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:11:49+00:00April 28th, 2017|Launches| launches in St. Albert, Alberta!

For a determined entrepreneur with experience in selling everything from "lipstick to cars", the Shop Local Movement is an easy fit. This week we are welcoming new City Manager Arlene Merrill as she launches in St. Albert, Alberta. With a long background in sales and small business ownership, Arlene is ramping up her business with a [...]

By |2018-08-27T09:51:27+00:00April 20th, 2017|Launches| launches in Thunder Bay, Ontario

An entrepreneur, hockey coach, and proud Thunder Bay father is spearheading a new Shop Local campaign in his hometown. On the right: Darrin Nicholas and son Nolan after a recent hockey tournament win.  Darrin Nicholas, a lifelong resident of this Northern Ontario community, is launching to support small businesses in the city and help combat cross-border shopping. Thunder [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:15:50+00:00April 12th, 2017|Launches|

World’s First Business Improvement Area Launches Platform

The world’s original Business Improvement Area (BIA) is celebrating another first as it works to encourage Toronto residents to spend their money locally in Bloor West Village. We are excited to announce the Bloor West Village BIA has purchased the rights to the platform to launch the first online-offline Shop Local campaign of its [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:14:58+00:00November 17th, 2016|Company News, Launches|