Nominate a local visionary


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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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Support the Bushplane Centre


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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
By
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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Fall market vendors


Randy Russon
By
October 1, 2020

Great Lakes Crates, one of the vendors

The resolve was evident in the number of people who took part as supporters and vendors.

To be sure, it was a nice local feeling as part of a (sort of) nice fall day in the Sault’s downtown.

That is, in partnership with the local Downtown Association, the Sault Ste. Marie Museum held what it called a Culture Days Fall Market.

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This is happening today


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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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‘Culture Days Fall Market’


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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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Here’s to you, Ron Irwin


Randy Russon
By
September 16, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie has recognized a long-time local politician by renaming City Hall as the Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre.

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Blue box food drive


Sault Business Matters Staff
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September 15, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from St. Vincent Place marketing and fundraising coordinator Sara McCleary.

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NerdCon is a no go


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 15, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following message from the organizers of the Steel City NerdCon event that was planned for next month.

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Steel City NerdCon is coming


Angela Romano
By
September 11, 2020

Steel City NerdCon is a go!

Sault Business Matters has learned that Vintage Games N’ Junque has decided to go ahead with its popular event at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

It will have up to 40 exhibitors from across the province carefully spread out to allow for social distancing.

Details are as follows.

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Massey Fair alternative


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put what would have been the 113th edition of the Massey Fair on hold for this year.

But there is good news ahead.

Sault Business Matters has confirmed that officials have come up with alternative plans for the fair grounds for Saturday, August 29 with an event called ‘Pioneering the Pandemic.’

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Sault joins Canada United


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 13, 2020

The weekend of August 28 to 30 has been proclaimed Canada United Weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.

And Rory Ring, who is the chief executive officer for the Chamber of Commerce, confirmed that mayor Christian Provenzano and Sault city council are supporting the Canada United movement that encourages buying and dining local.

“We’re grateful to the mayor and to council for supporting this endeavor,” Ring relayed.

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Iron Bridge family fun event


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 8, 2020

The Iron Bridge Agricultural Society is planning a family fun event for Saturday, September 19.

The event will be held at the Iron Bridge Recreation Centre on Chiblow Lake Road.

Pre registration is taking place until August 14.

A minimum of five families must be registered or the event will be cancelled.

To clarify, only one person in the family entry has to be a member of the Iron Bridge Agricultural Society.

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Museum trivia night


Randy Russon
By
August 3, 2020

This looms as a fun opportunity to support the Sault Ste. Marie Museum while showing off your trivia skills.

And maybe even learn something new about Canadian and local art, media, music and sports history.

To that end, the local Museum, along with OutSpoken Brewing, will be hosting a pair of Tuesday evening trivia nights — on August 11 and 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Central United flea market


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 2, 2020

Looking for some great bargains?

Well, Central United Church, located on the corner of Spring and Albert streets in the Sault’s downtown, will be featuring a flea market through the month of August.

Twenty people will be allowed inside at one time and public health measures will be followed including the need for masks and hand sanitizing.

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All good at Grocer 4 Good


Randy Russon
By
July 30, 2020

The tidy little grocery store at 133 Gore Street in the Sault’s downtown area recently resumed regular Monday to Friday hours.

A few of the shelves at Grocer 4 Good

Grocer 4 Good has re-opened following a shutdown relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And president and founder Lisa Vezeau-Allen, who is also a Ward 2 city councilor, relayed to Sault Business Matters that Grocer 4 Good is now in operation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An ability development program that was spearheaded by Vezeau-Allen and operates as a non profit model, the modest, 900 square foot Grocer 4 Good store originally opened late last fall.

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August at the senior centre


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 29, 2020

The Senior Citizens Drop In Centre, located on Bay Street in the Sault’s downtown area, has lined up its August activities. They are as follows.

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Museum fundraiser details


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 15, 2020

‘Tea party-in-a-box’ is the name of a fundraiser that is being organized by the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

And the kits for the upcoming fundraiser are available for early order until Wednesday, July 22.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Sault Ste. Marie Museum has been unable to organize its popular ‘Tea and Scones’ event this spring and summer.

So, in its place, the local museum has created a way for folks to participate from their own homes.

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Cash for youth from PCs


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 10, 2020

Premier Doug Ford and Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is investing in community driven and youth led projects to try to improve the well being of children and their families who are facing economic and social barriers within Sault Ste. Marie.

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Sault museum seeks input


Following is an edited version of a press release sent to Sault Business Matters from the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

The Sault Ste. Marie museum is launching an ongoing project that seeks community input on experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and hopes for the community’s future.

Re-creating the community is the Museum’s newest project that strives to involve collaboration with individuals and organizations in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District to help it reflect on and preserve this historical moment.

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Battle of Atlantic ceremony


The grounds of the Sault’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 was the site of a social distance ceremony today that honoured soldiers who served in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War 2.

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Online vendor event


Angela Romano
By
April 30, 2020

Sault Business Matters is pleased to announce that local entrepreneur Amanda Holmberg of Amanda’s Reading Corner — she is also a local “gelmoment” vendor — has organized a local online vendor shopping event for this weekend.

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Happy Easter from us


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
April 12, 2020

On this blessed and significant day, Sault Business Matters would like to say ‘Happy Easter’ to our many advertisers and our thousands of weekly readers and visitors.

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Great Lakes … great movies


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
April 4, 2020

The resilient Soo Film Festival is slated to return to the Michigan Sault’s downtown for a seventh year from Sept. 10-20 of this year.

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Let’s show national pride


Angela Romano
By
April 1, 2020

Tamar Ford, owner of Tamar’s Trends flower shop, located in the Sault’s downtown, would like fellow business owners and friends to display the Canadian flag as we fight COVID-19.

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Social distancing happy hour


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
March 26, 2020

Local radio station Eagle 95.1 plans to use social media to try to bring music and beer lovers together for a virtual ‘happy hour’ on Friday from 5-7 p.m.

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