Super excited to be a sponsor for WEtech Alliance’s 2nd annual Nerd Olympics. The event brings together the Windsor-Essex tech community in a fun, team-building competition to challenge the mind & body. It kicks off with the official Opening Ceremonies and Nerd Torch lighting ceremony before the first event on Tuesday September 5th.
Sixteen Tech Company teams will compete in a series of events spread out over the course of three months and just like the real Olympics, they’ll be able to win Gold, Silver & Bronze 3D printed “medals” for each event. The whole event will culminate with the Closing Ceremonies happening at the Tech Awards on Friday November 17th with a presentation of the coveted Nerd Cup.
As a social media challenge sponsor, Blab will be providing all teams with a unique social media challenge that they’ll need to complete for points. The best part? Blab will be at the closing ceremonies to present the challenge award to the team who did the best job. Stay tuned to Blab and WEtech Alliance’s social channels for updates and announcements as the event progresses and don’t forget to follow along during Blab’s challenge week from September 25 – October 1st to see the entries submitted in real time online. Let’s go nerds, you got this!
Last night was fantastic! I spent the evening in a room full of incredibly passionate and motivated female business owners. From clothing and accessories to handmade items, medical services and beyond, the Windsor Yacht Club was bustling with energy. I met so many great women, learned about some pretty cool businesses and even enjoyed a cocktail. Blab was proud to be a sponsor providing free (and blue) #girlboss cocktails to attendees, a door prize and goodies for the 50 vendors.
While the event only lasted a few hours, I was able to catch up with some friends and meet some people I’ve only ever chatted with on social media. I discovered some cool new products, businesses and people as I walked through the vendor space enjoying my delicious blue cocktail.
Crossing my fingers that more events like this happen in the future. It’s great to go out and support the community while socializing and networking. As a female entrepreneur, it’s always great to meet more women who understand the struggle and the joy of entrepreneurship.
What are some of your favourite female-run businesses in Windsor-Essex? Share them in the comments below!
Well it’s official, we had a absolute blast being part of the engagement team at the 2014 Windsor International Film Festival! Experiencing the festival from the inside after having attended for so many years as patrons, gave us a very unique and different perspective on the festival as a whole. We had a great time preparing and executing special film activities with our team of volunteers, interacting with attendees, making new friends, and in general, doing our part to lend to the overall festival experience.
9 days, 111 films and 12 special activities later, we already can’t wait for next year! Thank you to everyone who made us feel welcome, embraced our ideas and had fun with us along the way. May WIFF 2015 be even bigger and better!
We’re super excited to announce that Blab Media is an official sponsor of the 2014 Windsor International Film Festival! The festival is celebrating 10 years by showing 111 amazing films from around the world over the course of nine days running from Saturday November 1st to Sunday November 9th in the heart of Downtown Windsor at the Capitol Theatre. Throughout those nine days, Blab Media will be the official sponsor of the Engagement Team and will manage a team of volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing the attendee’s festival experiences by chatting with them in line, asking/answering questions, administering surveys and delivering a few surprises with themed film activities.
As part of the sponsorship, we’re also happy to be sponsoring the film God Help The Girl which is playing Thursday November 6th at 10pm and Sunday November 9th at 7:20pm. Writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was between records and tours as lead singer of Belle & Sebastian. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow’s West End, which is populated by mods, rockers and emo kids who have no qualms about breaking into song and dance. Check out the trailer and come to one of the screenings!
WIFF is one of our favourite local events and we look forward to it each November. This year we’re so happy to be part of the excitement and to experience the festival from a completely different perspective. Whether you’ve never heard of WIFF or you attend religiously each year, we encourage people of all ages to check this event out. There is an incredible lineup of films ranging from upbeat and feel good to dramatic, dark and sadistic. You’ll even see famous faces such as Maggie Smith, Shailene Woodly, Kathy Bates, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Stewart, Dustin Hoffman and Kirsten Dunst in a variety of films. You can view the whole schedule, watch film trailers and buy tickets online at www.windsorfilmfestival.com.
We’re counting down the days until Saturday and we hope to see some familiar faces so check the schedule, pick your favourite films and come visit us!