Lake Report’s ‘Pandemic Heroes’ and ‘Shop Local’ projects win contest

We’re extremely pleased to share with you that Niagara’s The Lake Report has been honoured with a special prize for two of its special initiatives during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lake Report was one of nine finalists in Meridian Credit Union’s small business contest for organizations that showed “resilience, innovation and community spirit” in the face of the pandemic.

Throughout the pandemic, The Lake Report embarked on two projects to help its community. The first was a 15-week series of full-page advertising features that profiled Niagara On The Lake’s “Pandemic Heroes”. The second was a 10-week, full-page feature called “Shop Local,” which highlighted four small businesses each week to encourage people to shop locally.

Both projects also included advertising support from community businesses that co-sponsored the pages. As a finalist, the newspaper receives a $1,000 cash prize from Meridian.

A write-up about The Lake Report’s submission has been posted on Meridian’s website here.