All posts by Sault Business Matters Staff

Croatian community history


Sault Business Matters Staff
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November 11, 2020

Za nase Hravatske prijatlje:

The Sault’s Croatian community has a long, gritty and vibrant history.

To be sure, the first Croatian immigrants arrived in the Sault area in the early 1900s.

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History, magic of Gros Cap


Sault Business Matters Staff
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November 8, 2020

It is somewhat of a hidden treasure on the west side outskirts of the Sault, at the end Prince Township. From the archives of the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, Sault Business Matters presents an historic look at Gros Cap.

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Nominate a local visionary


Sault Business Matters Staff
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November 4, 2020

Strive Young Professionals Group of the Sault has confirmed the fourth Algoma Visionary Awards and the first virtual event, which is slated to take place on January 15, 2021.

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It’s still around, downtown


Sault Business Matters Staff
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November 3, 2020

Circa 1952 — as per the above photo — it was known as S.S. Kresge Co., a department store located at 626 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown. Later, it was a department store called Jupiter. And now …

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Friends, neighbours voting


Sault Business Matters Staff
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November 3, 2020

It is presidential election day across the United States of America as our friends and neighbours south of the border are casting their ballots.

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Support the Bushplane Centre


Sault Business Matters Staff
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November 2, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following information from the good folks at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.  

That is, they are pleased to announce that with the assistance of Algoma Public Health, there will be six weekends of local small business vendors being featured at the local Bushplane Centre.

See below for more details.

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St. Mary’s helps St. Vincent


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 27, 2020

SMC Action group went in to action to help St. Vincent Place

Students from a Grade 12 religion class at St. Mary’s College have completed a community service project that resulted in a donation to the St. Vincent Place men’s shelter.

The student group from the Sault’s Catholic high school was called SMC Action — and it organized a clothing drive.

St. Mary’s teacher Robby Calvano noted that he gave his students “the opportunity to do something good for our community and they ran with it.”

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Supporting small business is key


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 24, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following editorial opinion from Terry Sheehan, member of parliament for Sault Ste. Marie.

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Big bucks spent on the Gardens


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 19, 2020

Inside GFL Memorial Gardens (photo by Bob Davies)

In what is being termed a collaborative effort, the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have teamed up to spend more than $1,000,000 towards upgrading GFL Memorial Gardens.

According to a press release issued today by the Greyhounds, the OHL team and the City of Sault Ste. Marie “have made the most upgrades in the history of the Home of the Hounds this off season … in total, over $1,000,000 worth of enhancements were made inside the facility to improve fan experience and users safety.”

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Small business week


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 18, 2020

” … This year more than ever, we all have to focus on the needs and survival our small businesses … ” — Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.

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All new Hockey North Show


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 17, 2020

There will be significant changes to the Hockey North Show when the well established program returns to the airwaves in mid November for its annual 25 week gig.

For one, the Hockey North Show with Randy Russon and Brad Coccimiglio is moving to a new radio home, Eagle 95.1 — on line via www.eagleradio951.com — from its former ESPN 1400 spot.

As well, the Hockey North Show will be broadcast live on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. (as opposed to Tuesdays) and as a bonus, all editions will be recorded and archived on www.eagleradio951.com as well as the Eagle 95.1 Facebook page for replay on demand.

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On line local shopping


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 16, 2020

The local Chamber of Commerce has teamed with AlgomaMarketplace.com to introduce a newer expanded online local shopping experience.

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 12, 2020

It is a day that is specifically set aside to be thankful.

Across Ontario, families are gathering, in respectful numbers we hope, to observe the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

In the Sault, we have much to be thankful for in terms of COVID-19 numbers being relatively low in comparison to the rest of the province, especially the Greater Toronto and Ottawa areas.

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Downtown could use these


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 10, 2020

Our downtown is an area that our City politicians and so called leaders have neglected for far too long.

It is a good thing that there are so many resilient small business owners who have invested in the downtown but the downtown needs more judging by the many vacancies in buildings along Queen from Pim Street to Bruce Street.

Soon we will have a drug store at the corner of Queen and Bruce and that is very encouraging! Additionally I have a list of other businesses that would be welcome additions to our downtown.

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Good healthy breakfast and …


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 5, 2020

Hello again! I am writing to say how much I enjoy your website in particular the many positive articles which are about the downtown area where I dwell with my wife and our family.

On this topic I wish to give a compliment to the very nice and clean restaurants that Sault Ste. Marie has that choose to serve a very healthy breakfast of which is an important way to begin each of the days.

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Best ever for Big Blue Box


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 5, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the good folks at St. Vincent Place, which is located on Albert St. E. in the Sault’s downtown.

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The boards are back in town


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 2, 2020

Broers Jansen, the quaint, popular wine bar that is located beside the Museum in the Sault’s downtown, is well known for its $5 glasses of a variety of red and white wines.

As well, Broers Jansen has become locally famous for its own version of a charcuterie board.

With its own blend of meats, cheeses, home made bread, roasted almonds and other treats, the Broers Jansen version of a charcuterie board is called a “bro-cuterie” board.

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This is happening today


Sault Business Matters Staff
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October 1, 2020

This is another opportunity to support local.

Sault Ste. Marie Museum, in tandem with the local Downtown Association, is holding what is being called a Culture Days Fall Market.

The event is slated for today from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The fall market, outdoor event will be held behind the museum’s 690 Queen Street East location.

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Kudos to Claudio and PUC


Sault Business Matters Staff
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September 30, 2020

The local Public Utilities Commission received an award in the category of worker safety during a recent “virtual” annual meeting and Ontario Electrical Safety awards event.

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NORP via Ross Romano


Sault Business Matters Staff
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September 28, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano relative to a Northern Ontario recovery program. An edited version of it appears below.

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‘Culture Days Fall Market’


Sault Business Matters Staff
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September 28, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie Museum, in tandem with the local Downtown Association, will be holding what is being called a Culture Days Fall Market.

The event is slated for this Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and kicks off the month of October.

The fall market, outdoor event will be held behind the museum’s 690 Queen Street East location.

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New partner for NTAAA


Sault Business Matters Staff
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September 24, 2020

Northern Transit and Arena Advertising Agency — which serves the markets of Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay — has partnered with BrokerLink Insurance.

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Stay home … shop local!


Sault Business Matters Staff
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September 23, 2020

I will be the first to admit that I miss traveling into the U.S. as we liked the odd weekend getaways to Michigan to places such as Gaylord and West Branch.

We also got into the habit of filling up the gas tank in Sault, Michigan and while over there having supper at Antlers or the Palace and once in a while going to the Kewadin Casino.

The closure of the border however has reminded my partner and me how important it is to support our own local businesses right here in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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Spectacular sunset


Sault Business Matters Staff
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September 19, 2020

As September moves towards the end of summer and prepares to welcome the fall season, the beauty of the Sault area is on full display.

For example, as one heads west of the Sault past Goulais and into the Havilland Bay area, sunset can be particularly spectacular.

See below for a larger image of a recent Havilland Bay sunset as provided by Lily Heika.

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Please freeze the alcohol tax


Sault Business Matters Staff
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September 17, 2020

Rory Ring

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following letter to the editor from Rory Ring, who is the chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of Sault Ste. Marie.)

A rant of Mr. Ring is that a federal government alcohol escalator tax — one that is scheduled to increase again in April of next year — is a tax grab.

We now turn the floor over to Mr. Ring for the following editorial opinion.

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