Help 2 Metis Women from Ontario with Startup
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Hello and Welcome to our campaign! We are a small business owned/run by two Metis women hoping to launch shortly in Northern Ontario, specifically serving the North Bay and Timmins area. What we are looking to do is to infuse the world of ... More ...

Hello and Welcome to our campaign!

We are a small business owned/run by two Metis women hoping to launch shortly in Northern Ontario, specifically serving the North Bay and Timmins area. What we are looking to do is to infuse the world of Design with the Event Planning world to offer our clients an inclusive experience. Giving clients a quick cross-market will allow them to stay in one location without running to various others for services.

This isn't the only unique service we will offer, we are also purchasing a laser engraver to create REAL WOOD invitations, business cards, postcards or whatever may be of interest. We will offer both engraved wood and ink stamped wood. Being able to offer this fun and unique alternative in Northern Ontario is something we know will be well received. Allowing clients to create unique wedding invitations that will be treasured forever or a business card that will leave a lasting impression, we want to be able to bring that unique twist to you. We have also partnered with a printer to offer a full line of printed items to cater to every need you may have.

Our events team also plans on offering a very magical service, character birthdays! With various options you are sure to find the party that will meet your financial needs. These parties will launch with “Fairy Godmother” parties, allowing the birthday goers to have their own Fairy Godmothers for the day to play games, read stories, do crafts and even get a little Fairy Godmother makeover of their own. Characters will launch as the service expands. Services like this are widely available in Southern Ontario, but rarely seen up North, which is why we want to bring a little magic to you.

We are also striving to offer competitive pricing as well as upfront pricing. Most services require you to contact them for quotes, etc. Our plan is to simply post our rates and the services offered and then customize from there if need be.

Since the majority of services can be offered via our website through email correspondance, it allows us to work with people all over the North! Travelling to our clients in Northern Ontario will also be introduced for Event Planning keeping our spectrum broad as well.

Now that you know about the business, why not tell you a little more about us!

Stacey
Future Owner/Design Manager

Hi everyone! My name is Stacey and I live in Porquis Junction, Ontario. I am recently married and have actually just recently moved to where I am currently living, given my husband's promotion at work. I have always carried an interest and persued my artistic talent, most recently getting a Diploma with Honours in Graphic Design, sponsored by the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Being Metis has had a big impact on both my art and my life as a whole. This is why I chose the name "Infinite Blend" for the company. Taking the symbol of the Metis people, the infinity sign, and creating a more swirl-look to introduce the "blend" to it made the company logo what it is today.

For the name, keeping with the infinity theme, I chose the word "Infinite", also introducing the idea to our clients that we will create what it is they are looking for and the word "Blend" as we will be blending services as well as the overall design inference as well. The ideas came so fluidly as far as the business went, I felt it was truly meant to be.

Melissa
Future Event Manager/Coordinator

My name is Melissa Lafrance working along with Stacey, sharing the same passion and and creative touch, I am Infinite Blend.

A little about myself, I have three beautiful children who are my world and my reason for life. They offer me creativity every day and fuel my desire to succeed. Having worked with children in the past and the combination of my own, I am current with a lot of the trends kids follow. I am anxious to bring the magic of our parties and future event services to you.


Why we need you

Why are we looking for your help? As Metis women in Northern Ontario, we do have access to grants, most of them require at least a 25% to 50% contribution on our part. So we thought, why not attempt to raise as much of the funds as we could, perhaps not even requiring grant applications, with some fun perks? This led us to our desicion to launch this campaign. Though we do have most of our technology covered thanks to it being provided through Stacey's Metis Nation of Ontario funded college program, there are still a few items we need. We also want to be able to have our laser engraver and stock on hand so we can start that service as soon as we launch. Being that we also want face to face customers to get the best understanding of services, we require samples and swatch books, and the cost can add up quite quickly.

As you can see, our logo is an infinity symbol, influenced greatly by the Metis culture, being it's representative symbol. The Metis culture, an Aboriginal entity in Canada, is rich in inclusion being that we are descendents of a “mixed” nature. Being unique is in our blood, so integrating it into our business model was very easy for us. This also had an influence to share our story in this unique manner, being able to not only share our story to inspire fellow Metis/Aboriginal women in Northern Ontario, but also to inform the online world in general about our heritage.


Looking for something cool for helping us? When we decided to do this, we decided to launch a Limited Edition version of our logo on a bunch of fun stuff. This logo will not be reproduced again after this campaign wraps, it will be limited to the perks in this campaign and be representative of the "Original Backers" of our company. It will be displayed on our site/in our offices in the future as representative of this as well, but never reproduced on anything else. So rest assured that you can sport your logo and our clients will know you had a big hand in our making!

Perks

$5 – Sticker: Get a Glossy sticker you can put anywhere! It has our Limited Edition logo.

$25 – T-shirt with our Limited Edition logo: That's right, we also put it on a shirt! Available in Black (with white writing). Adult Sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

$50 – Hoodie with our Limited Edition logo: Need something a little warmer? Then snap up one of our super cool hoodies! Available in Black (with white writing). Adult Sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

$100 - Business Card Design and 250 Business Cards: Need some help with a Business Card Design? With our campaign, we are offering design services for your business card as well as 250 Glossy or Matte stock Business Cards at a discounted rate! Totalling almost $200 in value, this limited offer will be sure to meet your needs. ONLY 5 AVAILABLE!
*Offer includes 2 separate proofs and revisions of design. Can be redeemed anytime during the campaign.

$250 - Fairy Godmother Party: We are offering a premium party plan for 2 lucky contributers. Our special plan includes 2 hours with a Fairygodmother for 10 children, tutu making (which will be a premium a la carte item once we launch), glitter makeover, games (sing-along, storytelling or trivia, based on age and preference) including prizes and loot bags. ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
*Only available in the Timmins, Ontario and North Bay, Ontario areas. If you are a great distance from either, please contact prior to purchase to see if travel arrangements are possible. $10 per additional child to be added to total at time of booking. Due to scheduling, party can only be booked post-campaign (Fall 2013).

T-Shirt and Hoodie Size Chart

Size S M L XL

Chest 34-36" 38-40" 42-44" 46-48"

Length 27" 29" 30" 31"


Help us make our aspirations infinite!

Stacey and Melissa

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Perks

$5
Sticker
  • 2 claimed
Stick it anywhere! Get a sticker with our Limited Edition Logo
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$25
T-Shirt with Limited Edition Logo
  • 5 claimed
That's right, we also put it on a shirt! Available in Black (with white writing). Adult Sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.
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$50
Hoodie with Limited Edition Logo
  • 1 claimed
Need something a little warmer? Then snap up one of our super cool hoodies! Available in Black (with white writing). Adult Sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.
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$100
Business Card Design and 250 Business Cards
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  • 5 remaining
Need some help with a Business Card Design? With our campaign, we are offering design services for your business card as well as 250 Glossy or Matte stock Business Cards at a discounted rate! Totalling almost $200 in value, this limited offer will be sure to meet your needs. ONLY 5 AVAILABLE!
*Offer includes 2 separate proofs and revisions of design. Can be redeemed anytime during the campaign.
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$250
Fairy Godmother Party
  • 0 claimed
  • 2 remaining
We are offering a premium party plan for 2 lucky contributers. Our special plan includes 2 hours with a Fairygodmother for 10 children, tutu making (which will be a premium a la carte item once we launch), glitter makeover, games (sing-along, storytelling or trivia, based on age and preference) including prizes and loot bags. ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
*Only available in the Timmins, Ontario and North Bay, Ontario areas. If you are a great distance from either, please contact prior to purchase to see if travel arrangements are possible. $10 per additional child to be added to total at time of booking. Due to scheduling, party can only be booked post-campaign (Fall 2013).
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