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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

NEXTNiagara’s Priceless Art Auction Bidders Dedicate Almost 1300 Hours to Local Non-Profits

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

Priceless is all about bidding with your time, not with your dime, meaning that pieces of art – created by local artists – are auctioned off to the attendees who pledge the most volunteer hours as payment. The work of fifteen local artists were up for auction, all paid fair market rate thanks to the generous support of the event’s sponsors. A total of 1295 hours of volunteer time were promised, and will be worked at the local charities and non-profits of the volunteers’ choices.

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.

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.


For further information, contact:

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

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