Sault Ste Marie Chamber Of Commerce

Your Recognized Voice of Business in Sault Ste Marie

What's Happening

News from our Chamber members - August / September 2012
Fuzednotions Creative Studio Inc. has expanded and relocated to Queen Street. They are now located in The McCarda Building, 369 Queen Street East, Unit 203. They can be reached at 705-949-3198 and can be found online at Join them for an open house planned for September 7th, 2012.
Rose Dew - Edward Jones has moved to 123 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6B 4Y9. The telephone number is now 705-945-0120.
We wish continued success and congratulations to Dr. Floreani - Orthodontist and his team on the practice’s 20th anniversary.
The 2012 Marketing Association for Credit Unions (MACU) Annual Conference was held recently and Community First Credit Union was honoured with three Achievement in Marketing Excellence Awards. The joint partnership and collaboration between Lucidia and Community First Credit Union garnered wins in the following three categories: Newsletters Posters, Point-of-Purchase and Website. Congratulations to both local businesses.
We would like to extend congratulations to Bruce LaFleur of the Quality Inn & Suites Bay Front on his retirement! We would also like to welcome Shane Reinhart as the new general manager and contact person; Shane brings over 10 years experience in the hospitality industry to this position.  Best wishes to both Bruce and Shane! 
The Quality Inn & Suites Bay Front, of Sault Ste. Marie is delighted to welcome and introduce their new Director of Sales and Marketing, Kathrin Avril Jin. Kathrin brings an extensive background in sales and communications to her new posting.
Congratulations and best of luck to Mario Turco on his retirement from the Algoma District School Board.  We also would like to welcome the new Director of Education, Lucia Reece.
Effective June 11, 2012, Viau Financial Group has relocated their office to 143 Millcreek Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6B 6H8.
New North Greenhouses recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary. Congratulations!
The Habitat for Humanity Restore on the corner of North St. and Second Line West is celebrating its 6th birthday in Sault Ste. Marie. Congratulations on both the anniversary and all of the good work done in the community!
Congratulations to Wendy Marasco and Cupcakez who recently celebrated their first year business anniversary. Best wishes for continued business success!
The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC) has a new volunteer President and Board Chair. Don Mitchell, who spent nearly 10 years on the Board including the past three as Vice-President, was elected to the top position. Dr. Anne-Christiane Husemann, a local entrepreneur and scholar, will take over the role of Director.
Congratulations to the Sault Community Career Centre on their 20th anniversary. This is a great accomplishment and we offer our best wishes for continued success! Join them on September 13th at the Comfort Suites for their 20th Annual General Meeting and Employer Social. For more information visit their website at or call 705-759-0909.
The new Plant Manager at the Sault Ste Marie Flake Board Plant is Lloyd Hotchkiss. Congratulations to Lloyd on the new role!
Highland Ford is currently celebrating their 44th anniversary in business! Congratulations to Darren Smyl & staff.
Troy McLaughlin Chartered Accountant has relocated to 680 Albert Street East, Suite 205,  Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2K6. He can be reached at 705-575-9889.                    
Congratulations to the marketing team from Sault College who won the Innovation Centre’s SSMart Innovation Award in the category of Innovation in Web and Social Media. The award acknowledges the individuals / organizations within the Algoma District responsible for developing effective use of web and / or social media for campaigns and / or ongoing promotions. 
Congratulations as well to the Sault Area Hospital I.T. department on winning the SSMart Innovation Award - Innovation Project of the Year Award, with a web-based app to track hand-washing at Sault Area Hospital.
Congratulations to Robert Deluce, the founder, president and CEO of Porter Airlines on being granted an honorary doctorate by Laurentian University at its recent spring convocation ceremonies!
Congratulations to SIS Manufacturing of Sault Ste. Marie on the recent completion of a new 36,000 square-foot facility that will facilitate work on locomotive underframes and large welding projects.
Grace Briglio of the Lung Association reminds businesses that the 2012 Festival of Trees is coming up November 15th to November 18th. Last year, more than 6,000 guests helped the Festival raise over $65,000 in support of lung research and community programs. Now is the time for businesses to reserve their spot in the Festival by sponsoring a tree or wreath.  Contact Grace at 705-256-2335 to find out more about how your business can get involved in this important community event and additional sponsor opportunities available!
If your Chamber-member business has news, we want to know about it! If you have undergone renovations or significant upgrades, launched a significant new product, hired new team members, received awards or are celebrating an anniversary, contact John Offidani at the Chamber office at 705-949-7152 or e-mail  Please include ‘What’s Happening’ in the subject line of your e-mail.