Category Archives: Media

12th Annual Spirit of Winnipeg – Rising Star Winner GoodLocal

Seeing the desperate need, Ibrahim “Obby” Khan and Ali Esmail created GoodLocal– a multi vendor online platform designed with “supporting local” built into its code.  Think Amazon meets Etsy but 100% local and with door-to-door delivery. See the full list of winners here:

CBC Manitoba: Buy-local push has Manitoba businesses stretched to the limit


Reposted from CBC Manitoba In an effort to drive consumers to buy local, Winnipeg business owner Obby Kahn launched, a one-stop online shop with dozens of Manitoba vendors. “Think of Amazon and Etsy, but local,” he said. “Everything good, everything local we want on our platform, you order it, we package it for you […]

MB Govt: Province to Support Manitoba Chambers Of Commerce in Protecting Local Bussinesses

Manitoba Government

Reposted from The Manitoba Government The Manitoba government is committing $1.5 million to the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce to help support and protect local businesses impacted by COVID-19 public health orders, Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.  “Manitoba’s local businesses are finding many creative and innovative ways to provide their services and […]

Winnipeg Free Press: Local business is booming at

Winnipeg Free Press

Reposted from Winnipeg Free Press A website dedicated to selling goods for small Manitoba businesses is growing faster than anyone could have anticipated. Vendors have joined in droves and orders are pouring in, increasing exponentially since site co-founder Obby Khan made a marketing push three weeks ago. The site temporarily paused all new orders on Nov. […]

CBC National: How local, online startups are hoping to snatch Black Friday away from the big boys amid COVID-19


Reposted from CBC News: Ibrahim “Obby” Khan is the co-founder of, a Winnipeg-based web platform that he describes as being like “Amazon and Etsy meet local.” As the owner of a half dozen Winnipeg restaurants, Khan knows just how hard things have been for local vendors lately. That’s why he spearheaded a plan to […]


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