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Business Makeover Contest

Really awesome piece by Lauren Baron from The Brant News about the business makeover contest.

Coffee house wins a makeover

By Lauren Baron
Thursday October 06/2011 at 10:39:00 AM

A new sign couldn’t have come at a better time for Station Coffee House and Gallery owners Mike and Linda Tutt.

The winners of the Business Makeover Contest are planning a new direction for their business that will switch its focus from coffee to music and visual art.

“Winning the contest is going to rebrand the business.” Mike said. “This is exciting timing for this change of focus. It is wonderful to win this prize.”

The Tutts beat out 59 other businesses in the contest that includes prizes of a new outdoor sign designed, manufactured and installed by Brooks Signs, a logo redesign courtesy of Octopus Red, a business spotlight feature in Brant News, a banner ad on and radio promotion on Jewel 92.

The top ten businesses were chosen by representatives of Brant News, Jewel 92, Brooks Signs and Octopus Red. The winner was announced following a live draw on Jewel 92 last Friday.

“It’s nice to see somebody win a contest for the amount of work they do for the community,” Brant News general manager Len Offless said. “They give so much, so for them to win a contest that can help their business grow is great to see.”

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Lynden Park Mall web site…

One of the most exciting projects we’ve under taken is the development of the new website for the Lynden Park Mall here in Brantford. Phase one of the site was deployed two weeks ago and already we’re seeing an increase in traffic. Final roll out of phase two will happen early 2011. As always we’ve had a great time working with the staff of Lynden Park Mall and Ivanhoe Cambridge. Stay tuned!

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Brooks Signs video project…

Brooks Signs is celebrating their 25th year of business. they have set the standard in their industry and are the go-to sign manufacturers in Brantford and surrounding area. Adam Hislop of Atomic Spark was asked to shoot a video for the anniversary and he asked me to prepare the design and print for the DVD package. I’ve worked with atomic spark on numerous projects and it’s always a pleasure to partner up with his team.

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From Marc Laferriere…

kind words from Federal NDP Candidate Marc Laferriere regarding a website design we did for him…

– Web Designer Lucas Duguid of Octopus Red!  Great work and so easy to work with too.  The quality of the site speaks for itself.   Finding a designer who cares so much about the look and feel of your site and wants to get to know you because it helps him in that work is a rare and wonderful thing.  He also did the design work for our twitter site.

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