News

The Canadian Latin Chamber of Commerce expressed its support of the Direct Initiative

Sep30
The Canadian Latin Chamber of Commerce expressed willingness and enthusiasm to participate in the cooperative, upon the launch. Its association will further help all Latin small businesses and the community.

MSMU and Direct Coops initiate a joint venture with the formation of two new channels – SMEONE & SMETWO

Sep29
Main Stream Media Unplugged (MSMU) and Direct Coops initiate a joint venture with the formation of two new channels, SMEONE & SMETWO. The two channels will be dedicated to programs beneficial to small and medium sized businesses.

Vietnam Trade Commission expresses readiness to cooperate with Direct Co-ops

Sep16
The Vietnam Trade Commission expressed readiness to cooperate with the hard launch and give all members access to its manufacturers and producers. All products will be available through the Co-op.

CC Liquidators and Direct Co-ops formed a deal allowing members access to one million products

Sep10
CC Liquidators, the largest liquidator of products in North America and Direct Co-ops formed a deal allowing member’s access to one million products at extremely discounted rates.

Tallest man in North America becomes an official spokesperson for 416Direct

Sep03
Jerry Sokoloski, Goliath in the upcoming Hollywood feature film, David and Goliath, has been a supporter of 416Direct since virtually its beginning. Mr. Sokoloski has agreed to star in a promotional, social media short film titled “BIGBOX”. Having the tallest man in North America as an official spokesperson for 416Direct

Mike Kasij, CFIB Senior District Manager becomes our Head of Sales

Sep01
Mike Kasij, CFIB Senior District Manager has stepped on with The Direct Initiative, as the Head of Sales. Mr. Kasij will be focusing on the migration of key members to Directcoops.com and all our key association partners.

416Direct successfully completes its first industry specific joint purchase project

Jul09
416Direct was originally created to develop a buying co-operative that would lower costs of wholesale products for small business retailers. The mission, being to help combat the erosion of the middle class caused by globalization. After a year of surveying the model with over 3,000 businesses on a wide variety

416Direct concludes a joint venture with Advantag

Jun21
416Direct concludes a joint venture with Advantag, an innovative social networking and affinity software development company to bundle its offerings under a 416Direct white label.

Newly elected Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports visits the 416Direct offices

Jun17
The Honorable Michael Coteau wins re-election in the Provincial elections and is awarded the new portfolio of Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports (including the Pan Am Games). His first official visit was to the 416Direct Offices.

416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session at Fasken Martineau

Jun07
416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session at Fasken Martineau with Edyath Pacuk of March 15th, during which they Consulted on the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ generations; their habits and how to reach that market.