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August Business News & Highlights 

Bickles Hardware 100th Anniversary Celebration and Sale of the Century

Historic Drummondville BIA and Bickles Main Industrial Supply Inc. (Bickles Hardware) are proud to announce the Bickles Hardware 100th Anniversary Celebration and Sale of the Century is taking place on Saturday, August 24th from 11am - 6pm along Main Street in Niagara Falls between Ferry and Peer Street. Please note, Main Street will be closed during the event. 

Everyone is invited (rain or shine) to enjoy free family activities, live music, food trucks, car displays, a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Tundra, tours of Bickles Hardware, the grand unveiling of the new Bickles Hardware storefront and signature landmark display as well as amazing deals on power tools, hand tools and so much more!

Vendors are joining us from across North America to display and demonstrate their many products and brands including Bosch, Apex, Bessey Tools, Campbell, Crescent, Diablo, Diamond, Flexovit, Garant, GearWrench, Jackfield, Jet, Jobox, Klingspor, Lufkin, Makita, Nicholson, Norton, PeakWorks, Pioneer, Sellstrom, StrongArm, SureWerx, Task Tools, Wipeco Industries, Wiss and more.

The day will also include a Bickles Hardware employee reunion, along with an appearance by the T80. Terminator and robotics demonstrations by award-winning 1114 Simbotics team, among other activities.

“In our 100 year history, Bickles has helped build massive projects across Southern Ontario from the Welland Canal to the Garden City Skyway,” stated Victor DeCaria, Bickles proprietor. “This is our chance to re-introduce Bickles Hardware to our neighbours and customers of the next 100 years.
BISEP Wins Top Award from Provincial Innovation Competition

A Niagara Falls company has been crowned a leader in senior-care innovation in Ontario. Bisep, which operates out of the Spark Niagara building on Zimmerman Avenue in downtown Niagara Falls, won an AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge in Toronto July 25. Bisep was created in 2015 by entrepreneur and registered kinesiologist Dan Bordenave.

Encountering struggles while working in a long-term care facility inspired Niagara Falls entrepreneur Dan Bordenave to invent a device that is garnering interest from the medical and business world to invent the Ambulation, Retraining and Mobility Mechanism (ARMM) device.

The device assists immobility and ambulation training without the need for extra staff and equipment. It attaches a person's wheelchair directly to their walker. It provides lateral and posterior support for the transfer from the wheelchair to the walker and allows the user to safely practice daily exercises. The product increases frequency of ambulation and walking while decreasing sedentary time.

The competition was for start-up companies whose technologies or services can improve the quality of life for older adults or their caregivers.

Bisep was one of 15 finalists chosen to compete in three regional pitch events in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto — five Canadian companies per event. The winner of each regional competition received $15,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes.

Niagara Distillery Officially Opens on Clifton Hill
Niagara Distillery & Restaurant opens, summer 2019 on an iconic city corner, Clifton Hill and Falls Ave.  Part of the Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., this new distillery restaurant is on two floors and includes an outdoor patio.  Guests may stop in for a drink, or order BBQ from Niagara’s famous “Ribber”, “Billy Bones” award winning BBQ sauce featured with menu options: brisket, burgers, broasted chicken, cornbread, slow-cooked pork ribs caramelized with classic sauce.

Hand-crafted Niagara Distillery offers six (6) signature spirits:  Canadian Whisky, Single Cask Whisky, Moonshine, Vodka, Gin and Rum.  

The Distillery is a complement to the Niagara Brewing Company, which opened in 2015 and is adjacent on the Falls Avenue Resort. It’s expected that the Distillery will show the same success as the Brewery, both being refreshing new attractions on Clifton Hill.
Summer Company Businesses 2019
This year 5 students participated in the Summer Company program. Students received training, mentoring and a start-up grant to operate their full time business over the course of the Summer. The program gets students engaged in entrepreneurship and is delivered in partnership with the Province of Ontario.

Moments in Time Photography
Moments in Time Photography is a student run photography business that specializes in landscapes, pets, wildlife and portraits. Owned and operated by Andy Legros, Moments in Time Photography focuses on capturing special moments to bring meaning and emotion to people’s lives. You can find Andy at various art and craft shows from Niagara to Tobermory!
Instagram: moments_in_time_photography 


Luxcessories is a homemade jewelry business which sells custom made pieces. For each sale made, 10% of the proceeds are donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Niagara. Featuring a unique set of bracelets and necklaces, Luxcessorries combines handmade style with heart health awareness. 
Lela Specialty Foods
Lela Speciality Foods is a food producer that creates its own products using locally sourced fruits. Lela Speciality Foods is focused on bringing authentic flavours to the Niagara food scene that are not always available all year round. Focusing on preserved summer flavours such as peaches, our unique creations are the perfect year round product for restaurants looking to add an authentic local touch to their menu.  
Backcountry Coffee Co.
Backcountry Coffee Company is a small batch specialty coffee roaster. We specialize in getting freshly roasted premium coffee delivered to your door!
Backcountry Coffee Company is all about cherishing experiences such as waking up in insanely remote locations at 5 am to watch a serene sunrise or fishing with my friends on a dock in the middle of nowhere. These experiences inspired the creation of a brand that encourages others to establish their own stories just as we did. 
Stickable Printable
Using a specialized cutting surfaces of your choosing. Our team has a variety of colours and textures available for creations, from bridal showers to business events, Stickable Printables can create completely customized designs that can be applied to the to business marketing. If you have a unique design that you’re looking to have printed, contact us at 
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City of Niagara Falls
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