This company, lead by Computer Vision specialist Gilbert Verghese, was the first company to add pan and tilt and to incorporate motion tracking into webcams and camcorders, all without investor funding! Read one of their reviews here: http://www.hometoys.com/content.php?url=/htinews/oct04/articles/trackercam/trackercam.htm Watch the trackerpod's pan/tilt functionality here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2TQXtN74-w Watch it track a dancer's blue shirt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfoXURbqGRk
Craving Health - Dietitian & Wellness Services offers the ONLY private practice dietitian studio in the Niagara region. This provides dietitian access to the majority of Niagara residents who do not belong to a family health team or community health centre for their nutritional concerns. Craving Health also offers small-size yoga classes and personal training in a cozy boutique setting that caters to those new to fitness and prefer personalized attention. We are looking to expand our marketing efforts to ensure residents of Niagara know we are the go-to place for credible and reliable nutrition advice.
impressive new company friendly, cheerful, knowledgeable owner/staff organized, well labelled, well stocked, vast variety of product willing to go out of way to order special items impressive teachers to teach beading courses .....a weekly visit is very worthwhile
Toronto's First Babywearing Shop, offering a specialty service and products to parents and caregivers who aim to keep their little ones close. It's the first shop in the city to offer a Babywearing focus, with workshops, seminars, and community get-together's. Because Babywearing is an important parenting tool, we feel that our store is not simply fulfilling a want within Toronto's parenting community – it's fulfilling a real need. Happy Babywearing!
We have an amazing company that has grown from $0 - + $2 mil gross sales annually in 4 years. Our market is North America-wide. Our primary means of attracting customers is through a savvy digital / SEO marketing system where our customers have the opportunity to send us an online request. Their information is captured and added to a Customer Management DB which we then use to send E-Newsletters and promotions. It's an ingenious system which has given us a edge over our competitors. We are also to have a "Made in North America" brand and support local businesses because of it.
Echomuse Farms is an urban, micro-farming business that organically grows vegetables in one of Toronto's biggest parks, Downsview Park. The business grows produce to sell at local farmers markets and restaurants. Echomuse Farms is the product of two ladies who worked in advertising sales that decided they wanted to hang up their business suits and trade them in for dungarees. They believe that everyone should have access to fresh, local vegetables and are more than happy to share gardening tips and techniques. Echomuse has just finished its second growing season and is ready to expand. The girl's plan for next year includes leasing more land and hiring farm help.
Winning the money would help us pay off some loans that we have accumulated due to the fact of us being relatively new. Took us a year to open due to permits and money. It has been a tough go and we have staff members that are very unique in their own way, They look after their customers wonderfully and actually care about their job. Having 18 pool tables actually gives the community somewhere to go not only to enjoy themselves but to have dinner as well.We also host the CPA league within our walls. We have DJ on Friday nights, A band on Saturdays and Karaoke on Sundays.
Diamonius is an innovative company founded to provide consumers with conflict-free jewelry. We are dedicated to creating high quality beautifully designed simulated diamond jewelry without the high social and environmental price tags associated with mined diamonds. Every woman should have the opportunity to own extraordinary jewelry that is conflict-free, and has no negative environmental, economic or humanitarian effects. We enable fashionistas to wear $100-200 rings that look visually identical to $2000-$8000 rings.To show our commitment to fighting the destruction that diamond mining does to our planet, we donate 2.5% to orphans in Sierra-Leone (which was ravaged by blood diamonds).
The original indoor arts market, featuring one-of-a-kind handmade items in a truly unique setting: year-round and out of the elements. Interesting work, intriguing displays, and friendly service. Two locations to choose from and each with its own unique flair. Plus, they offer classes and host charity events as well. Helping the arts to get out there and stay out there, and promoting buying local.
You will always be greeted with a smile at Kincardine's Scottish Shop. Our staff has vast knowledge of all things Scottish and will go to great length to help you. Kincardine's Scottish Shop supports local non-profit organisations, such as the Kincardine Scottish Pipe band and Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Recently, we have partnered with a small local business that provides us with fresh baked British goods. Their ware was previously only sold seasonally, at a local market, but now provides a year-round income for the owners, and a fabulous product for our customers.
Sara Westbrook creator of UPower Concerts is a motivational speaker specializing in resilience and respect. She has performed her UPower concerts to over 100,000 students, educators & parents across Ontario. Sara is an authentic presenter who connects to students of all ages. Intermediate students related to her personal stories of struggling with self-confidence, negative thinking, and dealing with others' judgements. They enjoyed hearing her messages about her real-life challenges and the strategies she shared to overcome these challenges. Students of all ages loved her energy and enthusiasm and she had them up dancing and moving. She is an engaging and motivating presenter.
Christine is just he loveliest person. I have know her personally for many years, and I think she is perfectly suited for her chosen career. She is so kind and caring, as well as accepting and inclusive. For those of us who are wanting a non-religious yet still spiritual ceremony, she is a perfect choice! I will definitely be choosing her for my own wedding ceremony some day.
This company is a family owed business that was started as a dream approx 3 years ago, Kirk Alexander had a dream of being in business for himself and he was lucky enough to be able to begin his dream, his involvement with the local stock car racing is a big influence on his business he does approx 35-40 race cars from 4 provinces, he sits and designs all aspects of how the cars will look, and then will bring them to life, his business is run by him pretty much alone but he could use some employees so the 25,000 would help him update his equipment and help to be able to hire an extra hand, this man works 12-15 hour days pretty much 7 days a week, and his customers will say he is the best
Au Naturel is a small local based business creating made to order, all natural treats for your belly and your body! Our goal is to deliver exceptional products that are both healthful and mindful, and to offer an all natural alternative to traditional chemical and/or additive laden concoctions while not compromising on quality. All the comforts and all the flavor! This prize would allow us to expand our reach and add new creations. Getting our product into more retail stores (as well as our online store) and providing more healthy options to people with certain food allergies and/or skin sensitivities.
Two hands, two sticks, and some string. Nicole Drouillard of Mercantile 519 uses those tools to create cozy works of art. From hats and scarves, to shawls, sweaters and home decor, she does it all. This prize would allow her to obtain the materials needed to expand her production capacity, including things like hand knitting machines, higher quality yarn, and the ability to participate in vendor events across a larger part of Ontario.
We LOVE what we do ! The people we meet and serve from places near and far, the customers we have begun to know as friends,the charming town of Forest and the supportive community we serve all reasons why we strive daily to do and give our very best. We are a small little mom and pop shop no employees struggling along as new businesses do trying to build our dream, and continue to grow and improve and serve our community even better. Winning would allow us to upgrade some areas and offer new items for our customers to enjoy and help ensure the future of our little shop.
Not many businesses can boast good-fast-cheap, but we definitely can! We're known throughout the region for the best priced waxing services, and have a reputation for being excellent. Clients travel sometimes over an hour to get to us, and have been begging for us to open other locations! We started out with just one person waxing out of her 2 bedroom apartment, and within 6 years have moved into a 6-room spa in Uptown Waterloo. Bare Essentials has won the Waterloo Record Reader's Choice award for Best Spa/Esthetics three years in a row, and currently has 6600+ fans (and is growing every day)! We're a true testament to what an entrepreneurial spirit and hard work can achieve.
I feel mum and bubs deserves to win because they are building a wonderful supportive community for new moms and babies. I originally signed up for the fitness class after having a baby and also wanting to get out of the house, what I have gained from the class is so much more. Its an open group of women who are all dealing with similar situations going through parenthood. I have met so many beautiful moms and babies and built some long lasting friendships too, which I think is beneficial to have such a great support system. It would be a great start for Mum and Bubs to win this and help them find their own facility so they can grow and offer more programs and reach more new mommas. Thank you
Eye Wellness is a new concept in eye care that focuses on the prevention of eye disease and helps people achieve their best vision through nutrition, lifestyle and by using the latest technology in optics and eye wear. With an eyewear boutique, Sunglass Cove, nutrition shop and Eyefoods smoothie bar, as well as services provided by optometrists and naturopaths, Eye Wellness provides superior eye care and empowers their patients. At Eye a Wellness, we care about the future of your vision!
Pet Cuisine has been serving the downtown Community for over 10 years, is owned and operated by a dog owner who has been on a mission is to bring all natural and mostly locally sourced pet food. They provide great customer service, local jobs, and have built a strong community of pet owners and pet lovers. Like any small business, they have struggles but the owner has such a big heart and strong will to continue to serve the local community despite economic challenges. This prize would definitely help him out and in turn the surrounding community.
Magic Studio Productions helps artists of all kinds do what they love to do for a living. We create opportunities for performing artists to make a good wage while sharing their craft with the world. We employ artists from all levels of their career and we do everything we can to support the growth of each individual.
Weddings are big budgets and not everyone sees the value in hiring a wedding planner. This is unfortunate as it can be the difference between your dream come true to your worst nightmare! Winning $25,000 would help me keep my hourly rate low to work within even the tightest of budgets to bring their wedding dreams to life!
This small business has come along way, and with the great food they provide, they are always looking out for others. They are well-known people who are amazing to work for. With their new deli on the way, I believe this business is very deserving for a little support from their community, which they do so much for.
Awesome people doing wonderful things for dog owners in their community. A great service to come to those that cant always get out. Plus they do a great job with the dogs - my Sally girl looked, smelled & felt great after her spa time!! Be great for them to expand as their is a much needed demand for mobile grooming service. Ottawa is a pet lovers City!!
Head Case Hair Co. Is a premium brand of Human Hair Extensions that offers a full installation service along with a retail line. Our focus is providing clients with a premium brand at an affordable price with top notch customer service. Everyone should be in love with their hair because "It's OKAY to be CRAZY about your hair"
Empowering you to make good informed decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. Fast Results Integrity Knowledge Professional Trust My top priority is serving you with and making sure all your needs are met. Count on me to help your move the best it can be. Let's get started! Contact me today.
We have hard working woman that love to be outside getting their hands dirty, we transform gardens and yards into beautifully landscaped properties for great prices. We get the job done right with only the best products and in a timely fashion. Customer service is are number one priority....if your not happy were not happy. No job is too big or small for these ladies. With lots of returning customers we know are jobs are done right and are customers are satisfied.
C M Furniture provides our clients with the highest quality custom built and refinished furniture. I started this business as a way to supplement my income and put my love of woodworking to use. I currently operate this business as a home-based business after converting my garage to a workshop, and due to recent expansion I now have an employee. Our products can be found throughout southern Ontario, in Alberta and in Western New York. We focus on providing furniture customized to suit our clients. Winning the $25,000 would allow me to expand my business into a bigger shop, employ more people and grow my business to the next level. Thanks for your consideration.
I am a professional, artistic photographer. Aside from sessions, I also sell prints and digital products for others to enhance their own photos right on my online store. Art is a gift, and a form of expression and passions; I like to promote the gift of art. I want to help other fellow artists and photographers, and would love to develop more products for them to use and enhance their own artistic desires. I would also like to do fundraiser sales for children and animal causes.
Prime Audio Video is a small business I started just over 5 years ago when I found a lack of knowledgeable and customer service oriented home theatre and whole house automation installers. I have taken many extra hours of my time away from wife and two young daughters to give my business and customers 110%. This money would help me to hire an employee or two to allow me to spend more time with my family instead of coming home from work to do 2-3 hours of paperwork and research about product pricing. I strive to make sure my customers are fully satisfied and to fix any problems that may arise, whether it be that they cannot figure out their new TV, or to fix preexisting work by someone else.
K9 Aggression has helped dog owners all over the world in dealing with the anxiety of aggressive behaviour of the family pet. The company started out as an online forum of fellow stressed out dog owners. Years of research and interaction with dog owners later, company owner Jacqueline Ferrier came up with the book 'The Dog Aggression System Every Dog Owner Needs' and the website K9Aggression.com. The book is available as a digital download and print on demand paperback. This prize would assist K9 Aggression to print more hard copies of its book that could then be distributed to pet stores, dog shelters, schools, and libraries.
We would like to purchase some updated equipment to satisfy the needs of our great clientele. Many of our clients have been very loyal over our 13 year existence and deserve the best of equipment.
Stephen will go 120% above and beyond for his clients. He excels at customer service and will not quit until the job is done. He always has his clients best interests in mind and if something does not fit he will tell it like it is.
I'm a former broadcast journalist who packed up negative news for positive media. I founded The Good News Only in 2010, to promote good stories about good people :) Mainstream media has an agenda to perpetuate fear and doubt, and it programs us that we are never good enough... never slim enough, never healthy enough, never attractive enough, never smart enough, never rich enough, etc., etc., etc. My passion is to spread POSITIVE media because there are far more good people in the world, doing good things, than bad. My life's mission is to get everyone to take the diet that really works: a media fast. Ignore the news, and improve your views :D
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