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    Want to know who is nominated for an  
    Outstanding Business Achievement Award? 
    With three weeks to go before the awards are handed out,  
    the SSM Chamber of Commerce congratulates all of the nominees. 
    May 30, 2022 
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON – With its Outstanding Business Achievement Awards only a few weeks away, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) would like to take an opportunity to acknowledge the many exceptional businesses, agencies and individuals that were nominated for their entrepreneurship, innovations, and business savvy.  
    SSMCOC CEO, Rory Ring describes the award nomination process: “In all, more than 250 nominations were received in 20 award categories. From those nominations, almost 60 of the nominees met the established award criteria and let their business, agency or individual names stand for nomination. An independent panel of Chamber volunteers from a wide range of business sectors and backgrounds are now currently scoring the follow-up written submissions provided by each nominee. Once scored, the award recipients will be announced at the Chamber’s annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards on Thursday, June 16th.” 
    Registration to attend the Outstanding Business Achievement Awards is now open on the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce website at www.ssmcoc.com. 
    The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome back both SOOTODAY.COM as our Outstanding Business Achievement Awards Event Sponsor and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as our Presenting Sponsor. Also joining us will be community partners, TD Bank Group and Kevanna Fine Photography.
    SSMCOC President, Patricia Porco notes that the Chamber is excited to be able to return to an in-person OBAA event in 2022.
    “Small businesses faced significant challenges during the pandemic, all the while stepping up to provide services and necessities and trying to ensure that jobs remained intact and that we all managed to maintain some level of normalcy through an incredibly tough time,” says Porco. “Many businesses had to adjust, innovate, rebuild, and rethink. That resiliency and innovation is worth celebrating and recognizing.”
    The Chamber applauds all of the businesses and organizations that have been nominated for one of this year’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards and thanks the many individuals that took the time to nominate. All of these businesses, agencies and individuals are, in their own unique ways, innovators and leaders. They are all worthy of recognition for their successful pursuit of business excellence. 
    This year’s Outstanding Business Achievement Award nominees include: 
    • 180 Sisterhood Productions                  
    • 705 Live Sound Co.                  
    • Algoma Steel Inc.                     
    • Algoma Tree Services Incorporated       
    • Algoma Tubes Inc                    
    • Algoma University                    
    • Amore For Your Pleasure                      
    • Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel              
    • ATS - Algoma Technology Services       
    • Centre for Social Justice and Good Works                     
    • Classic Neon & Sign Inc.                       
    • Delta Hotels by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront                   
    • Entomica Sault Ste. Marie Insectarium   
    • H.R. Lash                     
    • Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area                 
    • Health & Safety Professionals Inc.        
    • Healthgear Medical and Safety             
    • Hogan's Homestead                 
    • JB Designs                  
    • JD Aero Technical INC.             
    • Jonathan Boyer-Nolan of Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services                     
    • Joseph Greco of I.D.A. Drug Marts / Orano Limited                    
    • Kemp World Travel                   
    • Louise Caicco Tett of Health & Safety Professionals Inc.            
    • Maker North Inc.                       
    • Marconi Cultural Event Centre               
    • Mary Wabano-McKay of Algoma University                   
    • McDougall Energy Inc.              
    • Meghan Brazil of Great Lakes Honda    
    • Missanabie Cree Business Corporation 
    • N1 Solutions Inc.                      
    • Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services                       
    • NORPRO Environmental, A N1 Solutions Company                   
    • Northern Ontario Angels           
    • Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG)     
    • Paesano Foods           
    • Paint and Decor Concepts                    
    • Pauline's Place             
    • Pioneer Construction Inc.                      
    • PUC Services Inc.                    
    • Rector Machine Works Ltd                    
    • Rolling Pictures            
    • SalDan Developments Limited              
    • Sault College               
    • Sault Community Career Centre            
    • Sault Community Theatre Centre           
    • Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre         
    • Sault Ste. Marie YMCA             
    • Shaw Milling Limited                 
    • Soo Mill Buildall            
    • Steven McCoy of Gencity Consulting     
    • Studio Dance Arts                    
    • Sweet Change (operated by the Centre for Social Justice and Good Works)        
    • Tammy Ovey of Century 21 Choice Realty Inc.               
    • TD                   
    • The Algoma Arts Festival Association   
    • The Country Way                     
    • Twin Equipment and Tool Rentals Ltd.  
    • Village Media
    About the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
    The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization comprised of 700 plus businesses and agencies in Sault Ste. Marie and has been serving the needs of this community since 1889. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will lead the way as the voice of business, advancing economic prosperity for its membership and the business community. Learn more about the SSMCOC at www.ssmcoc.com
    SSMCOC Media Contact:
    Rory Ring
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
    E-mail: rory@ssmcoc.com

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