A co-operative business initiative with a dedicated shop local focus
March 2023 Edition
Supported by a diverse cross-section of founding partners, including, the Downtown Welland BIA, the North Welland BIA, the Welland Pelham Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Welland economic development office, myWelland.com first launched in the spring of 2014. The founding purpose was built on the concept of supporting local businesses and community organizations, helping to boost their online visibility and expand their client base.
With the intention of empowering residents, local businesses, and community organizations to work together as a community-building collaborative, myWelland.com is an online platform integrating web publishing, newsletter distribution, and social media. The goal of myWelland.com is to build a thriving, connected community by interactively sharing local community-sourced information.
The myWelland.com community is composed of established businesses, start-ups, non-profit organizations, artists, clubs, special interest groups, and other local contributors. The platform operates on a social enterprise business model that provides opportunity for all participants to collaboratively partner and build a common audience.
myWelland.com is proud to share positive stories submitted by local contributors and looks forward to working with residents, community groups, and businesses for many more years to come.
~ Cathy Berkhout-Bosse and Melissa Wells
- Type of business: Online community platform
- Started in Welland: 2014
- Number of employees: 2
- free promotional support to all local start-up businesses, community organizations, and service groups
- basic business directory listings
- advertising packages for local business owners to showcase goods and services, special events and savings coupons
- event calendar highlighting local happenings
- weekly community newsletter