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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

[Updated-VIDEO] TechBoomers wins second annual IGNITE Niagara competition

After pitching their business to a panel of judges, TechBoomers emerged victorious at the second annual running of IGNITE Niagara, presented by Meridian Credit Union in partnership with Innovate Niagara. The one-and-a-half year old tech website aimed at helping older adults learn about how to use technology clearly impressed the judges, following a presentation from their founder and CEO, Steve Black.

At the sold-out event hosted by John Michael’s Banquet & Conference Centre in Thorold, the audience voted for their own winner to receive the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre. This honour was given to Express Deliveries, a business that delivers groceries, alcohol, and restaurant meals to your door.

As the grand prizewinner of this competition, TechBoomers walked away with a business services prize package worth over $20,000, which included accounting services, legal advice, online and print promotional materials, public relations and social media management, and other services. Express Deliveries also received in-kind services as their prize, including a selection of print advertising.

“I congratulate both TechBoomers and Express Deliveries on their well-deserved success in a very strong field of competitors at this year’s event,” said GNCC President & CEO, Mishka Balsom. “It is exciting to see the wealth of creative ideas that entrepreneurs in Niagara have shared with us at IGNITE over the past two years, and all of our finalists have set the bar high for those that plan on competing next year.”

Further information — Visit the GNCC’s YouTube Channel to watch a full recording of this year’s IGNITE Niagara event, in addition to a “Where Are They Now” video that follows up with finalists of last year’s event.

About the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the champion for the Niagara business community. With over 1,500 members representing more than 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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