Meet the Squad
The Digital Main Street program was created by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), and in partnership with the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) rolled out a platform of education and grants for businesses as they transform their brick and mortar business to have a complementary online presence.
Part of the roll out of this program is to create local, 'on the ground' service squads to help business owners through the platform and implement their learning. The local provider for the region of Atikokan to Greenstone was awarded to the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (part of the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission).
This is the 3rd 'season' of the program. Feel free to check out the team for this round.
Squad Members (alphabetical by first name)
Brook co-founded Sociable Thunder Bay in early 2020 with her business partner Palash Bakshi. Brook moved to Thunder Bay from Minnesota in 2018 where she had been working with the Minnesota DNR, State Parks and Trails Division for 8 years as their Digital Marketing/SEO Specialist and Project Manager. She started with Confederation College in early 2019 as their International Marketing Lead and recently left that role to purse Sociable Thunder Bay full-time.
Dylan has been working in the website design and development industry for nearly 6 years and is a co-founder of Digital Mammoth. With his knowledge, Dylan can proficiently create custom applications, and develop WordPress/Shopify themes that exceed the industry expectations. He strives everyday to expand his knowledge so he can provide clients with highly functional digital solutions.
Leanne started in the web design field back in 1996 and has been immersed in it ever since. As the owner of Norlink, she loves helping clients create websites for their small businesses.
With a wide range of knowledge, Leanne can help with choosing a domain name, setting up good hosting, getting professional email accounts, what makes successful website, all things WordPress, Search Engine Optimization and creating content to help drive organic traffic to your website, and how to leverage online tools to make your business run as smoothly as possible.
She loves to help guide small business owners and save them hours of Googling trying to find the right answer.
Palash co-founded Sociable Thunder Bay in early 2020 with his business partner Brook Dallaire. He moved to Thunder Bay in 2018 with 8 years of experience behind the camera to learn more about Film Production at Confederation College.
Palash has a passion for photography, videography, coding/website development and everything apps to make work life easier.