Metroland Media Group

Metroland Media Group
Arlene Dickinson Enterprises

May 24, 2013 07:00 ET

Arlene and Metroland Media Partner to Support Canadian Entrepreneurs

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) - Arlene Dickinson Enterprises (ADE) and Metroland Media Group (Metroland) are very pleased to announce that they have formed a partnership to help support Canadian entrepreneurs.

This new partnership will identify compelling Canadian products and businesses to invest in and grow.

Arlene Dickinson is recognized as one of Canada's pre-eminent business leaders and a champion of entrepreneurs. "This partnership will expand ADE's ability to execute its vision to help commercialize and support entre preneurial innovation in a broad manner. Through this partnership, ADE will be well positioned to commercialize products across a number of platforms throughout North America and overseas," said Arlene Dickinson, President of ADE.

Metroland publishes more than 100 publications and owns numerous websites, digital businesses and consumer shows along with an international product distribution business. "The new partnership will help further strengthen Metroland's position as a leader in supporting businesses and communities," said Ian Oliver, President, Metroland Media Group.

"There are many entrepreneurs who have created great products but need help manufacturing, distributing and retailing that product to consumers," said Dickinson. "Together with Metroland Media Group, Arlene Dickinson Enterprises will be in a unique position to develop, support, and accelerate this process for innovative products and services. Metroland is a progressive and entrepreneurial Canadian media organization with experience in promoting and selling products in both Canadian and International markets, and I am very pleased at the prospect of working with them."

"We find the strategy and purpose of ADE to be very compelling and are excited to be working closely with Arlene. This partnership will be unique as we bring both the assets of our media organization and our international product commercialization network to bear alongside it," said Ian Oliver, President, Metroland Media Group.

About Arlene Dickinson Enterprises

Arlene Dickinson is the Founder and CEO of Arlene Dickinson Enterprises (ADE) and is one of Canada's most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs as CEO of Venture Communications Ltd. Her success and leadership has been recognized with multiple honours and awards. Arlene is the national spokesperson for The Breakfast Clubs of Canada, co-star on the CBC series Dragons' Den and The Big Decision, and the author of the #1 Best Selling book Persuasion.

Arlene formed ADE to cater to the "entrepreneurial lifestyle" and to promote the advancement of entrepreneurs. ADE invests in entrepreneurial businesses and offers global product commercialization services to help them succeed. ADE has launched a social site for entrepreneurs,, and is developing a number of additional multi-media properties including a magazine, television format, podcasts, and more that will feature entertaining and engaging new content aimed at entrepreneurs.

About Metroland Media Group

With more than 100 trusted community and daily newspapers in print and online, as well as innovative websites including,,, and, Metroland Media Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, is dedicated to delivering relevant and quality communication vehicles that reflect the local voice and connect its readers to their community.

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