Business Pulse December, 2011


Canal Days Makes Multi-Million Dollar Splash
December 13, 2011
Welland Tribune

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival brought $2.1 million into Port Colborne this summer. City council Monday night was presented with findings of the festival's economic impact study.  MORE
Auto Parts Firm Opens New Location in Niagara Falls
December 3, 2011
Niagara Falls Review

Dozens of laid-off auto parts workers are headed back to work thanks to a company that has opened a new location in Niagara Falls.  MORE

Keyframe Digital Productions Continues to Innovate
December 5, 2011
St. Catharines Standard

Peggy is an irrepressible girl, with a keen eye for adventure and discovery. As created by Niagara-on-the-Lake's Keyframe Digital Productions, the character is a seven-year-old who seems to dance across an iPad screen in 3-D.  MORE
Businesses Applaud Canada-U.S. Border Deal
December  8, 2011
St. Catharines Standard

The details were fresh to Tom Beach's eyes. And the implications not quite clear. But news of a deal between Canada and the United States to ease the cross-border flow of people and goods while clamping down on security threats was met with his guarded approval.  MORE
Research Funding Connects Niagara College With Local Businesses
December 12, 2011
Niagara College News

More Niagara College students will have the opportunity to help local businesses bring innovation to the marketplace, thanks to $30,000 in funding from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Connections Program.  MORE
Illuminaqua to get European, Australian Exposure
December 1, 2011
Welland Tribune

Images of past Illuminaqua concerts could soon be used to attract tourists to Canada. Welland Recreational Canal Corp. board chairman Bob Mahler spoke about the role the concert will play in a new tourism advertising campaign.  MORE
Builders Looking At Innovative Ways To Save Energy When Building New Homes
December 9, 2011
Niagara Falls Review

Four home builders are testing some of the most promising energy technologies available for new housing projects in Niagara.  MORE

Business Owner Recognized For Contributions to Technology
December 6, 2011
Welland Tribune

Howell's Family Pumpkin Farm owner and Niagara College graduate Gerry Howell has been recognized with a Premier's Award in the technology category. Howell's work in animatronics has turned his family pumpkin farm into an agri-tourism success.  MORE

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