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Just Launched Design-to-HTML: Fourgrounds Website


Besides creating custom designed websites, we also will build a website that has already been designed (Called Design-to-HTML). Fourgrounds Media Inc, the web-video powerhouse located in downtown St. Catharines (And one of the media companies pioneering a new Canadian silicon valley right here in Niagara), came to us with concept designs and a vision of what they wanted their website to look like. Our job was to build it to exact specifications, and pull-off some crazy JavaScript animation techniques in the mean time, all while making sure everything worked on the iPhone… woah!

Our coding ninjas when straight to work and came out with a website build we are very proud of, to match a design that Fourgrounds Media Inc. graphic designer did an awesome job on as well. Even though we did not do the design on this one (since we are a creative company after-all), we are extremely happy to be a part of the build, and to start a great relationship with Fourgrounds!

Check out the new website at:

Just Launched: Ooh la la Designs

We just launched the Ooh la la Designs new website! Ooh la la Designs, based in Fonthill, creates beautiful custom planters, porch and patio displays, and arrangements. They match it to your home or businesses decor, and can optionally update it every season for you all for a low yearly price.

The website features custom design, SEO, hand-coding, as well as custom JavaScript animation.


Just Launched: Welland Public Library & We’re in the Newspaper!

We just launched the Welland Public Library’s new website! The website was custom developed using the WordPress Content Management System, and allows the library staff to update content, create events, pages, news, custom forms, surveys, and maintain the gigantic website.

The website also has two separately designed mini-websites, the Kid’s Space, and the Teen Zone.

Check out the website at:

We’re in the Newspaper!

With the launch of the Welland Public Library website, the Welland Tribune (Local Newspaper) came out for some photos of Janet Booth, Barbara Murphy, and vxFusion designer Kelsey Roach.

Download the Newspaper Article (PDF File)

We’re Hiring: Sales and Marketing Student/Grad!

We are looking for a passionate sales and marketing student or recent grad eager to learn how to sell and market the web design and commercial information technology (IT)/Technical Support industries.

We will train the successful candidate on how to sell and market both vxFusion and vxNetworks.


You will be responsible for the following:

  • Sales and marketing for vxFusion and vxNetworks.
  • Client relations for vxFusion and vxNetworks.
  • Weekly social network updating  for vxFusion and vxNetworks.
  • Attend business network events for either vxFusion or vxNetworks.
  • Receive incoming calls from prospects.
  • Guide potential clients through the sales cycle from prospect application to client.
  • Help organize seminars and coordinate meetings with new partners and clients.
  • Potential to work on projects for advertising and marketing.


Applicant must have the following qualifications:

  • Student or Recent Grad of a marketing or sales program or equivalent.
  • Eagerness to learn about the web and IT industries.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Exceptional marketing knowledge.
  • Ability to take a sale from start to close.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint.
  • Excellent public speaker/presenter.
  • Passion to join a young interactive media company and help grow to a worldwide leader in web, advertising, and marketing.
  • Passion for marketing and advertising.
  • Must have transportation.

This position is part-time 10 – 15 hours a week and we are willing to work around school or work schedules.

If you are interested, please send resume to

All interviewed applicants will be contacted if successful or not.

vxFusion Wins TD Canada Trust Small Business Award


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — Two Niagara College graduates were honoured with the TD Canada Trust Small Business Banking Group Award during the annual research open house at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.

Chris Bowman and Kelsey Roach, 2009 graduates from the college’s new media web design and computer programming programs, were recognized for their company VXFusion, a Niagara-based studio that offers website design, e-commerce solutions and advertising media.

The TD award recognizes Niagara College students who have made a significant contribution to Niagara Research and who have successfully started or are planning to start a new business venture.

Niagara Research is the home of applied research at Niagara College. Niagara Research, in partnership with business or community partners, conducts applied research projects that model or simulate solutions and develop and test prototypes.

Learn more about Niagara Research and TD Canada Trust.

Essential Reading: The Origin of Brands – Al & Laura Ries

The Origin of Brands

Applying Charles Darwin’s concept of divergence to marketing.

The concepts of branding examined at its core level, and applied against Charles Darwin’s less popular concept of divergence.

Every category in branding diverges (with a few exceptions of course) – creating unseen opportunities for start-ups.

How is this important to your small business in Niagara? Understanding how your consumers think about your brand, and how-to see and understand opportunities could make a brand, like yours, go global.

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Launched: CFAV Website

CFAV, Centre for Advanced Visualization, is an advanced 3D visualization & animation company in Niagara-on-the-Lake. They recently updated and changed their corporate branding and logo, and needed a website that reflected their quality and professional services.

The website acts as a portfolio, with a large video area at top of every page. Most of the main pages feature video content, while others incorporate a slideshow of rendered work.

They also required a way to easily update their content. We integrated a simple to use content management system that they can use to quickly edit and add content to their existing pages without knowing HTML.

The website is built using XHTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Flash video.


SBCN Trade Show – A Must for Niagara Businesses!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Four Points by Sheraton – St. Catharines

3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold,  Ontario 12 pm to 8 pm

The Trade Show is an excellent opportunity to see the variety and scope of new business ventures in the Niagara Region. Over 80 exhibitors will showcase products and services related to small business operation.

The 2010 Trade Show Information Package is now available.  Please see below for the application form, regulations and floor plan.  If you have any questions, please contact our office by email or call 905-685-6100.

More information:

Hearts for Haitians at the Pen Centre

Pen Centre - Hearts for Haitians

The Pen Centre is encouraging shoppers to open their ‘hearts’ and their wallets with the launch of their Hearts for Haitians fundraising campaign.

Hearts For Haitians is a 20 VIC Management Inc. fundraising program aimed at providing the public with accessible locations to make cash donations for Haiti disaster relief efforts. In return for their donation, customers will receive a Hearts for Haitians lapel sticker and a donation card on which they can put their name.  These heart-shaped cards will be displayed at Customer Service at the Pen Centre to help create awareness for this important cause.

For more information please visit:

Taken directly from the Hearts for Haitians press release.

15% off new website projects until March 31, 2010!

Best part? It’s true.

What is the deal?

All new website projects that start now until March 31, 2010 receive 15% off before taxes. All website work is included in the promotion. vxFusion reserves the right to cancel or change this deal at any time. Valid until March 31, 2010 on new website work only.

Where do I sign up?

Call us at 905-734-7410 or email us at to get a free quote – don’t forget the promotional code: WEBDEAL2009.