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At the Ryan Boese office we do things differently. We like to meet our customers face to face. We believe a handshake is a very powerful tool. Our goal is to inform our customers and meet with them regularly to build a lifelong plan that insures and protects what is valuable to them.

The Ryan Boese State Farm office is located in North Welland at the corner of Niagara St & Quaker Rd. In the Donut Diner Plaza.

About Ryan:

At Imbibitive Technologies we are passionate about beads.

This may seem odd, but our team sees and strongly believes in the environmental benefits of our proprietary product, IMBIBER BEADS®.

From our chemical engineers, to our product team, to our receptionists, we all have been witness time and time again to how IMBIBER BEADS® immediately address organic chemical spills and set in motion recovery of environmentally sensitive habitats.

Over 1000 km's on a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas. Are you kidding me, how is this possible?
Join Welland Toyoto Product Advisor and Technology Expert Shawn Gillespie as he shows you for the first time in Ontario the All New Plug-In Hybrid Prius Prime.

PartSource is an automotive specialty store with thousands of auto parts for cars and trucks. Learn 'do it yourself' tips from the pros and review step-by-step instructions from light to heavy DIY jobs, including oil change, tire repair and how to change brake pads. Find automotive and truck parts and accessories in PartSource stores across Canada, including auto parts stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.


In November 2014, Beth Elliott and Caylea Davidson created Niagara Therapeutics Inc. These talented therapists had worked together previously at B. Elliott & Associates, Medical Massage Therapy Clinic.

The Decorating Centres is a family owned business with 5 locations:  Welland (447 Niagara St.), Niagara Falls (4009 Elberta Ave.), St. Catharines (258 Merritt St.), Beamsville (4958 King St.) and Hamilton (256 Ottawa St. N.)

Customer Service is extremely important to us at The Decorating Centres, which is why we strive to meet the unique needs of each client. Our knowledgable and creative staff are always here to help! We offer premium Benjamin Moore® Paint, wallpaper, Hunter Douglas, colour consults for all of your projects, simplifying your shopping to one convenient stop.

Creating memorials of lasting beauty in Southern Ontario since 1929

Leslie Alexander Kirkpatrick was apprenticed to his stonemason uncle who emigrated from Scotland at the turn of the 20th century. Leslie eventually migrated to Welland, where he met and married widow, Beatrice (Misener) O'Brine. In 1929 he started L.A. Kirkpatrick and son in a tiny shop in Fonthill with his then 14-year-old stepson Earle. Many a tale was told about taking potatoes and other goods in exchange for monuments in the lean years of the Great Depression.

David Chevrolet Corvette Buick GMC Ltd. offers a great selection of new and used vehicles for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC drivers. In addition to their vehicle inventory, they have an on-site car servicing and repair departments. If you are looking for financing and parts for your vehicle, David Chevrolet Corvette Buick GMC Ltd is the place to go. We encourage you to visit them at 915 Niagara Street in Welland.

TSC Stores caters to those who enjoy the country lifestyle. This uniquely Canadian department store located at 777 Niagara Street specializes in products for farm and country home improvement, working the land, and outdoor hobbies. From automotive to fencing to pet supplies to workwear, TSC offers an incredibly unique selection of products all under one roof for those who live the country lifestyle.

about1Niagara Pet Corner’s goal is to supply our customers with the best possible service, making their pet experience a fun and rewarding one. Barry purchased Niagara Pet Corner in 2006 and has consistently grown the business to continue to meet, and anticipate, his customer’s needs.

The Top 10 remaining acts in our NWBIA #Canada150 Talent Showcase take the stage CANADA DAY (2:30-5:30 pm) at the Merritt Park Amphitheatre). The winner will be crowned (6:45-7:15 pm)

Our North Welland BIA is the proud community sponsor of the Talent Showcase event. Meet our 10 Semi-Finalists and get ready to cheer them on!

Due to Victoria Day Celebrations being rained out, all 10 semi-finalists will perform on Canada Day starting at 2:30. Five finalists will be chosen for the last round performing a second time with the winners announced early evening. Our North Welland BIA is the proud community sponsor of the Talent Showcase event at Canada Day in Welland 2017

We invite you to click each of the images below to meet our 10 Contestants and get ready to cheer them on!

Two times per month we feature a North Welland BIA (NWBIA) Member Business Spotlight here on our community website and shared via our myWelland Weekly Community Newsletter and myNiagara Online social channels. The NWBIA Spotlights are also posted on the NorthWelland BIA website and #GoNorth! social media mentions.

Please take a look now and confirm that your Business Listing is correct in the #NWBIA Business Directory:

Victoria Day Celebrations will offer a Canadian flare of local entertainment this year. On Sunday, May 21st  the 150th Committee will host the second installment of the Talent Showcase Competition sponsored by the North Welland BIA. Festivities will be held at the fairgrounds on Quaker Road.

Ten performers selected from the 150 day Countdown Launch will take the stage with the intention to advance to the final round of completion. Bring the family out to the Victoria Day Celebrations to cheer on our local talent with Canadian pride and enjoy the fireworks later that evening.

E.J. Barilla & Associates Insurance Agencies Inc./Donna-Marie Barilla share your concern for providing for your family and business in the event of a serious illness, injury or untimely death and we offer benefit options to suit your individual or group insurance needs.

Thomas TV has always focused on providing our valued customers with the best products and service in Niagara. Our focus has never changed.

Let our expert staff help you find the best audio/video products for your home, at the best price.  We have an extensive selection of OLED, UHDTV, Home Theater equipment, Hi-Fi audio, 4K Blu-Ray, HD Antennas and all the accessories you need, from quality brands you can trust.  Come experience the Thomas TV difference!

Exciting news!! The deadline for talent submissions is now January 15th! Submit your video today for a chance to win $2,500!

See the many talented residents of Welland perform in our very own North Welland BIA Canada 150 Talent Showcase Competition.  

Canada's 150th in Welland Committee is pleased to present the Talent Showcase, sponsored by the North Welland BIA.  

Start Planning: To enter you will need to create a video...

Niagara Pet Corner is a pet shop in Welland, Ontario with a difference. We are independently owned and operated, and are as passionate about pets as you are! We carry pet foods, tropical fish, puppies, kittens and a full line of accessories.

Niagara Pet Corner’s goal is to supply our customers with the best possible service, making their pet experience a fun and rewarding one. Barry purchased Niagara Pet Corner in 2001 and has consistently grown the business to continue to meet, and anticipate, his customer’s needs.

Niagara soft cloth car wash is a locally owned and operated professional car wash serving the automotive cleaning industry for over 30 years. We clean and protect most cars, Vans, SUV,s and trucks. Using the best soaps and products on the market that ensure your car is cleaned to your satisfaction every time. Located at 961 Niagara Street North in Welland across the street form Bowl O Rama and only minutes away from Fonthill, St.Catharines, and Port Colborne. 

Offering a wide range of daily fitness classes – from Boxfit to yoga to spinning – Kinetic Synergy adapts to everyone and anyone looking to enhance their physical and mental well-being. The team is always ready and willing to offer guidance in technique and nutrition, and are typically around to help answer any questions members may have.

When Canadian software wizard Steve Gill lived in Denver – home of 667 Mexican restaurants – he discovered a passion for his new favourite food: Burritos.

Steve is a pretty accomplished chef too, and when he returned to Canada he locked himself in the kitchen to create the best burrito ever made.

The result? Quesada Burritos & Tacos and the The Famous Big Ass Burrito.

First Student provides safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation services that help school districts focus on providing students with the best possible education. Our customized approach and industry-leading solutions ensure that students get a safe start to each school day. We deliver peace of mind for school officials, parents and caregivers by developing local partnerships that help build strong communities.

Caring for Students Today, Tomorrow, Together.®

At Niagara Auto Sales, located in Welland, we truly believe there's a Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet, GMC or Honda model that will meet your driving needs, and we're ready to prove that to St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Fort Erie drivers with our commitment to quality customer service. Whether you're in the beginning stages of your buying process, or you're ready to take the plunge, we'll be there by your side.


celebrating 37 years ....

At Dance Place Welland we offer a disciplined environment where children learn to dance with poise and grace. For more than three decades, thousands of parents have trusted our studio to develop, nurture and guide their children to help realize their dreams. Our passion for dance is what fuels our school. We are constantly working on offering top of the line instruction and improving our programs so that every student gets the best experience possible.​


When The Pita Pit began back in 1995, Braveheart was Best Picture, Seinfeld was all the rage, the OJ Simpson trial was headline news, the Worldwide Web was just taking off and the DVD was new—and a major innovation.

So was the idea that drove Nelson Lang and John Sotiriadis to open their first Pita Pit in Kingston, Ontario.

At Peninsula Glass, we service two markets: residential and commercial. A private homeowner, for instance, can hire us to fix windows, doors and mirrors, while public businesses often call us to replace their storefronts and sliding doors.

Over 40 Years In Business

Of course, fixing windows is just a portion of what we do at Peninsula Glass. As well as installing automatic doors and frameless glass showers, we repair screens and provide Plexiglas. Because we’ve been serving the Southern Ontario community for over 40 years, we’ve had plenty of practice.

At Clarke Ventresca Foot & Orthotic Centres, we believe that the Chiropodist and patient become a team for treating an individual’s feet. Our Chiropodists listen carefully to understand your concerns and respond with the best treatment options for you.

Healthy Feet! Happy Body!

Source For Sports® is a national buying group with over 150 stores across Canada. The buying group originated in the late 1960’s with a handful of sporting goods stores in southwestern Ontario who believed that 2 independent retailers could buy better than one and pass the value on to their customers.

Welland Toyota has been in business for over 25 years. The company first opened its doors in the south part of Welland, and in 2011 moved North to its new premier facility located at 894 Niagara Street across from MT Bellies and next to the Seaway Mall. The new location features a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) Gold certified building with an inventory of over 200 vehicles.


Bullett Proof Baseball opened in 1992, which was a Baseball Training Program, when Scott Bullett was playing Professional Baseball with the Chicago Cubs. He wanted to give back to the Community, share his knowledge with players, and give kids a place to go. In 2012, Scott realized his dream to have a multi-sport facility for the youth of the region – which is why he started BP Sports Park 2012.

Mike Knapp Ford has been recognized by Ford Motor Company of Canada as having one of the highest customer satisfaction scores for a Ford dealership in Southern Ontario.

On November 7th, Mike Knapp Ford is hosting, Drive 4UR Community & Support the Niagara Safety Village.  This event is from 11am to 2pm with a Free Community BBQ from 12pm to 1pm.

Salon22  has been open in Welland at  the same location since 1986. I followed in my father’s footsteps and took an interest when I was 14 years old. He was a great inspiration to me and a great teacher. What I love most about this business is that it is a constantly changing and evolving business. Being able to be creative while at the same time making people feel good is what makes this job so amazing. We offer many different service from cutting, coloring, highlights, to spa services.


Our mandate is to promote and beautify North Welland and create an atmosphere of prosperity for our member businesses.  With that goal in mind, we have launched our new website with a full membership directory to give each of our members a presence online.

myNiagaraOnline is working on a social media project with the North Welland BIA. Our first goal is to identify all the Twitter Accounts and Facebook Pages of the businesses located within the North Welland Business Improvement Area. We'll be following the #NorthWellandBIA hashtag on both Twitter and Facebook if you have any local businesses to suggest. Thanks in advance for any help you can give us.

The boundaries of the North Welland BIA are outlined on this map: