Recipients Announced for the 5-10-15 Main Street Innovation Challenge
- Loyal Patron’s BIAPromoter: An opt-in text marketing tool for customers to receive instant offers and deals from all the companies in their local Business Improvement Association (BIA). BIAPromoter will pilot in Strathroy, ON. Founder: Chaun McLellan.
- Drinks With: A podcast featuring small businesses invites regional owners to talk about their entrepreneurial journey and their venture. Season One guests are business owners selected from Oxford and Middlesex county. Founders: Erica Marchand and Todd Pearson.
- Locorum: An eCommerce rewards platform, piloted in London, ON, connects small businesses with customers seeking products in hyper-local markets across Canada. Founder: Matthew Santagapita.
- Seedz: Is a gamified business advertising platform piloted to create unique opportunities for businesses to plant offers in geographic locations for discovery in Sarnia, ON. Founders: Jessika Kiernan and Stephen Kiernan.
The Digital Main Street Community Collaboration Program focuses on bringing together community members to collaboratively identify and solve one or more local main street challenges. The goal is to add resources to ongoing conversations across multiple sectors and assist with piloting solutions.