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It's your turn Niagara!

Does your business need a certain something to help take it to the next level? Perhaps you need help with research, development, marketing, branding, public relations, legal or financial services? Or maybe you just need cash. Well now’s the time, Niagara! With $115,000 worth of prizes including cash and top-level services, FirstOntario’s 1Awards are here to help businesses in our community reach higher and grow faster.

2018 Finalists

  • Beechwood Doughnuts
  • Edible Options
  • Fit to Eat Catering
  • Hamill Machine Company Inc.
  • Hometown Ice Cream
  • Mahtay Cafe
  • OSOHome Inc.
  • Stathletes
  • Studio Vine Glass Ltd.
  • Thorpe Concepts, Ltd.
2017 Winner Craft Arts Market

Craft Arts Market

2017 Winner

2017 Winner Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle Pottery Studio

2017 Winner

2017 Winner Pigout Roasters

Pigout Roasters

2017 Winner

2016 Winner El Gastrónomo Vagabundo

El Gastrónomo Vagabundo

2016 Winner

2016 Winner Urge To Purge

Urge To Purge

2016 Winner

2016 Winner Tootzies Tune Up

Tootzies Tune Up

2016 Winner

First Ontario Credit Union

At FirstOntario we believe you have to be close to a community to really understand the businesses there. We established the 1Awards Niagara Business Competition to nurture the small business community and help them grow faster.

Enter your Niagara small business by May 5th, 2018 and with the support of the 1Awards your small business will be ready to take a big leap forward.