Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

Make Your Everyday Coffee Mug One-Of-A-Kind

Kelly Davison is the owner and artist behind KD Designs Tumblers and More located in Verona, Ontario. To bring her business online, she signed up for the ShopHERE program and couldn’t be happier to have her own website.

by Digital Main Street May 11, 2022
Gingerberry Quilts Shares Eco-Quilting Online: Sew Sustainable!

Gingerberry Quilts is a small online quilting shop focused on sustainability. Jody Groenendyk set up her business to share her creativity and passion for quilting with others. To bring the business online, Jody signed up for the ShopHERE program.

by Digital Main Street April 13, 2022
The Saddle Shack Brings Custom Leather Items Online

The Saddle Shack is a custom leather shop based in Mount Forest, Ontario, with each leather piece handcrafted on-site. Wanting to take their shop online, Sharri Crowley and Steve Close applied for the ShopHERE program.

by Digital Main Street April 11, 2022
Paying Homage to Loved Ones

Sarah Abousenna, Windsor-Based owner of Fifi’s Handmade creates unique and beautifully designed products like aprons and tote bags. She pays homage to her mother who taught her all the skills that she uses today!

by Ayesha Siddiqui April 04, 2022
Elevate Any Event With Oakville Balloons

Luisana M. Suarez and Rafael Osorio are the owners and operators of Oakville Balloons based in Oakville, Ontario. Founded in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, Luisana and Rafael started their online store with the help of the ShopHERE program.

by Digital Main Street March 14, 2022
Enjoy The Beauty In Every Day with Kalon Ceramics.

Kalon Ceramics is an innovative female-owned Canadian business specializing in handmade and unique pottery pieces. The Toronto-based ceramics business has been able to reach their customers online with the help of ShopHERE.

by Digital Main Street February 28, 2022
Taking Passion and Turning It Into Your Livelihood

Owner of Miiken Handcrafted, Erin Del Col creates handmade beaded jewellery in Windsor, Ontario. With the help of ShopHERE, Erin was able to transform her love for beading into her livelihood by successfully launching her online store.

by Meena Kanthi February 03, 2022
Italian Cookies That Tingle All The Senses

Marco Civitarese from Calgary, Alberta honours his mother’s legacy through his Italian bakery, Dolci di Delia. With the help of ShopHERE, Marco was able to establish a professional presence online for his Italian cookie business.

by Digital Main Street January 19, 2022
Turning Anxiety Into Creativity

My Delusional Designs was created after owner Stacey Broad began creating handmade items as an outlet to help her deal with the overwhelming feelings that she was experiencing at the time.

by Michelle Foster December 23, 2021

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