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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Bid With Your Time, Not With Your Dime at NEXTNiagara’s Priceless Art Auction

On Thursday, July 14, NEXTNiagara will host its marquee event, Priceless, at the scenic Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake. With over 200 expected attendees, the event will connect members of the emerging generation with volunteer opportunities at local not-for-profit organizations, while simultaneously supporting a showcase of local artists.

Priceless is unique. There’s nothing like it in the Niagara region,” explains Stephanie Harper, Chair of NEXTNiagara. “It’s a creative event that promotes both local art and local volunteerism. It brings businesses, artists, non-profits, and Niagara’s emerging generation together and strengthens the community.”

Priceless is all about bidding with your time, not with your dime, meaning that pieces of art – created by local artists – will be auctioned off to the attendees who pledge the most volunteer hours as payment. The work of fifteen local artists will be up for auction, and the volunteer hours of the winning bidders can be worked off at any local charity or non-profit. Artists are paid fair market value for their work, thanks to the generous support of the event’s fourteen corporate sponsors, including title sponsors Niagara Community Foundation and PenFinancial Credit Union.

Tickets for Priceless are $40.00 plus taxes, and can be purchased here. For more information about the event, please visit The event will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

About NEXTNiagara
NEXTNiagara is a council of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce with the mission to represent, support and cultivate leadership opportunities through engagement and advocacy. As an initiative led by emerging generation leaders from across the region, NEXTNiagara is committed to fostering greater youth retention and seeing Niagara grow as a vibrant and prosperous community where the next generation can live, work and stay.

About the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the champion for the Niagara business community. With almost 1,600 members representing 50,000 employees, it is the largest business organization in Niagara and the third largest Chamber in Ontario. The Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada has recognized the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce with its highest level of distinction.

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For more information and interviews please contact:

Mishka Balsom
CEO, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
905-684-2361 ext. 227 or

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