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Unveiling Niagara's Rich Legacy: A Night of Black Excellence

Unveiling Niagara's Rich Legacy: A Night of Black Excellence

Niagara, steeped in the profound history of the Underground Railroad, stands as a testament to resilience and liberation. Join us in commemorating this legacy and celebrating the Black community's outstanding achievements and innovation in the heart of Canada.

In collaboration with the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC), Innovate Niagara invites you to an evening of inspiration, connection, and celebration at the renowned Rodman Art Institute on February 27th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Journey Through History

Explore Niagara's pivotal role in the Underground Railroad, where Harriet Tubman's courage paved the way for the freedom of 30,000-40,000 enslaved individuals. Gain insights into the region's ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion, and success in today's business landscape.

What to expect

1. Nikki Clarke's Empowering Presentation:

Embark on a transformative experience as Nikki Clarke, Founder, producer, and host of the award-winning talk show - The Nikki Clarke Show, and National Business Manager for CBCC, shares her remarkable journey and insights into community activism. A beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators.

2. Panel Discussion with Industry Pioneers:

Engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring prominent figures in the Black business community:

  • Tolu Laleye: Entrepreneur, software architect, and CEO of IDEAMASN Inc.
  • Emma Ansah: CEO of EA Public Relations, Co-owner of Carll Parkes Collection, and Regional Director of Business Development for CBCC.
  • Dave Rudder: Founder of Enroute 2 Success and CEO of Enroute Express Vending.

3. Cultural Immersion at Rodman Art Institute:

Immerse yourself in the Black Female Leaders Art Exhibit, paying tribute to the profound impact of Black women on art, culture, and society.

4. Culinary Delights by Gibbos Jamaican Food:

Savour the rich flavours of Gibbos, Jamaican Food, as we add a touch of cultural authenticity to this unforgettable evening.

Reserve Your Spot

Celebrate Black Excellence and Innovation in Niagara with us on February 27th at Rodman Art Institute. This event, in collaboration with CBCC, promises an extraordinary night filled with cultural experiences, inspiring stories, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals. Secure your spot now and be part of the movement to amplify Black Excellence and Innovation in Niagara!


How to Become a Client

Becoming an Innovate Niagara client is quick and easy, and there’s no fee. 


Complete the Become a Client form online.


We’ll schedule you a meeting with an advisor.


Meet with that advisor to plan your next steps.


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