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Shop Local at the Christmas Business Blitz

Shop Local at the Christmas Business Blitz

The Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business program invites women to make personable connections and grow their business networks through activities, learning and engagement. Since the Chamber isn’t able to host their annual Wine, Women and Shopping event this holiday season, they’ve decided to incorporate similar elements and host a Women in Business Christmas Business Blitz from November 30 – December 4, 2020. Instead of Chamber members gathering at on...
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Triple Arts Academy is All-in-One

Triple Arts Academy is All-in-One

"Wouldn't it be neat if there was a studio that incorporated all of what we love?" This simple question became the inspiration for three people who each taught their own discipline – Karate, Dance and Music. Husband and wife team Colin Arnold and Madelaine Massey as well as her sister Maybelline Massey decided to try and make their dream a reality. And now, 10 years later (and after successfully opening two locations in Cambridge and Bright) they have brought this dream to their hometown o...
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November Featured Artist - Ashley LeBlanc

November Featured Artist - Ashley LeBlanc

Our November Featured Artist is Ashley LeBlanc, an 18-year-old singer, songwriter and performing artist from Brantford. LeBlanc says she has been singing since she could talk and grew up listening to her Dad’s jukebox, discovering her love of music while singing along to hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. LeBlanc has been playing guitar for the last ten years, and for the last four years she has been performing locally and throughout Ontario at festivals, restaurants, local fairs and charity...
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November Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

November Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our November roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing. Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet.  Do you have any great training or networking opportunities t...
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Who Was Jack-of-the-Lantern?

Who Was Jack-of-the-Lantern?

October is full of superstition and celebration with the traditional symbol of Halloween, the pumpkin, taking centre stage on almost every doorstep across the country. But why? The reason for this plentiful fall gourd playing such a large part in our Halloween festivities stems back to the 19th century and an old Irish legend about a man named Stingy Jack. Legend states that Stingy Jack was a trickster who had fooled the devil on several occasions and was finally dealt with by being banished i...
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Brantford Featured in Great Taste of Ontario

Brantford Featured in Great Taste of Ontario

The Great Taste of Ontario has launched its first season of passports and itineraries, and Brantford is featured as one of the best spots in the province to dine and explore! Learn about trip ideas and local stories to fall in love with Ontario again and again. Each season, you can download one of over 80 passports (we recommend the Brantford one, of course!) to help guide your planning. When you’re ready, take the time to safely visit our growers and makers who make Ontario so special. E...
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Virtual Platforms to Connect With Others

Virtual Platforms to Connect With Others

We crave connection in our lives. In a time where travelling, socializing and being physically close is discouraged, people are experimenting with new ways to connect with their friends, family, coworkers and customers. Check out these virtual platforms to connect with others in the comfort of your own home, office, or remote location. Some are simple and beginner-savvy, while others are more advanced. FaceTime Apple developed this feature for video and audio calling on their iPhone, iPad, iP...
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