Itzy Bitzy is Back!

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:00 AM

After months of renovation (during a pandemic) Brantford’s beloved Itzy Bitzy is back and in a brand new location! Visit the beautiful storefront at 178 Brant Ave. on Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Known for their adorable accessories for both boys and girls, Itzy Bitzy offers a variety of children’s products, including: customized onesies and shirts, custom cake toppers/party banners, tutus, rompers, jewelry, suspenders, hats,...


What's The Digital Main Street Program?

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:00 AM

It can be difficult to keep up with all the changes in technology, especially if you are a business owner trying to stay connected to your customers. The Brantford-Brant Resource Centre (BRC) is seeking to raise awareness about the Digital Main Street Grant that is available to help small businesses in Brantford improve their online capabilities.

A $10,000 grant from the Ontario government was received by the BRC to establish a Digital Service Squad, which consists of trained experts who will...


Stay connected with your community

Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2020 12:00 AM

Through the many ups and downs of this last year of pandemic challenges, we continue to encourage this community to find ways to remain connected to friends and loved ones. Here are a few suggestions for safely keeping yourself and your community connected during this stressful time.

Offer your neighbours a helping hand

Wondering where you can volunteer to help your neighbours during COVID-19? Reach out to older adults in your neighbourhood, consider contacting your local Neighbourhood Association,...


AceMaskCo Launches A New Venture

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 AM

In response to COVID-19 and the new Mandatory Face Coverings in Public Spaces by-law implemented by the City of Brantford, many local businesses and entrepreneurs have pivoted to begin offering non-medical face masks. 

Earlier this year, Lee Delfino launched a new business venture called AceMaskCo. Delfino, who also runs Onitpromo, a well established promotional goods company, launched AceMaskCo with the help of Rachael Chegahno, Creative Director, and their wide variety...


Spread Cheer with Present Times Unique Gifts and Gift Baskets!

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2020 12:00 AM

Many people have observed milestones like graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, new homes, and births while isolated from loved ones. If there is one great thing that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that the little acts of kindness go a long way and we can still feel connected while being apart.

Let’s keep the celebrations and positivity going! Present Times Unique Gifts and Gift Baskets at 46 Charing Cross St. in Brantford is the perfect place to shop for affordable gifts for an upcoming occasion...