Meet Lindsay & TJ, Owners of

Lindsay and TJ Papp became the owners of during the summer of 2014. They'd saved up some money working at their radio station and construction supply jobs and were planning to invest in a rental property when they heard about the opportunity. They found out that, the site for their home community [...]

By |2018-08-24T18:21:09+00:00June 15th, 2018|City Manager Stories|

Ontario BIA Association Conference

This past week was the 2018 Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) annual conference in Collingwood, Ontario. BIAs (Business Improvement Areas) play an incredibly important role in setting our local communities up for success, with thriving and vibrant downtown cores as the goal. The people who are attracted to the world of BIAs are some of the most dedicated [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:06:20+00:00April 19th, 2018|Company News| 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|