Holiday treats via Museum


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
November 25, 2020

Attention residents of Sault Ste. Marie: You can ‘wrap up’ your holiday baking and support our local Museum at the same time.

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Jim McAuley, such a nice man


Randy Russon
By
November 22, 2020

Jim McAuley

He defined kindness and generosity with a trademark, friendly smile and the warmest of hearts.

A much respected, benevolent gentleman who was well known and well liked, he shunned the limelight even though he was so active in the community as a businessman, volunteer and philanthropist.

He had a love for dogs and a soft heart for the less fortunate and he gave so much in so many ways and asked for nothing in return.

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Reggie’s revving up karaoke


Randy Russon
By
November 16, 2020

The karaoke machine is returning to Reggie’s Place Tavern in the Sault’s downtown.

Randy Lapossie, who along with his wife Kylie took over operation of Reggie’s Downtown on September 1 of this year, confirmed that karaoke will be a Thursday feature from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. beginning this week.

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Bennardo open on Saturdays


Angela Romano
By
November 9, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received a notice from Bennardo Jewellers relative to extended business hours and the Christmas shopping season.

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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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It’s still around, downtown


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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
By
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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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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Supporting small business is key


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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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FBFM wellness bags giveaway


Angela Romano
By
October 23, 2020

Fit Bodies Fit Minds has put together wellness bags which include a number of health and wellness items valued up to $175.00!

Included in the bags are items and discounts from various local businesses in Sault Ste. Marie. 

Each bag is a little a different (and a surprise!) but includes items that will compliment your home workouts, contribute to your overall health and well being, and also might add to your wardrobe! 

Fit Bodies Fit Minds wants to help our community during these trying times and give away 3 bags!!! 3 bags = 3 winners! To enter the giveaway: 

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Small business week


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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
By
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
By
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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Fall into winter at Mane St.


Randy Russon
By
October 13, 2020

Krista Nolan, who owns and operates Mane Street Cafe in the Sault’s downtown, has outlined plans for her neat, tidy and comfortable little eatery as fall heads towards winter.

Besides offering $5 pints of draught beer and $7 glasses of seven ounce wine, Nolan tells Sault Business Matters that she plans “to keep a storefront patio of some sort through most of the winter.”

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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
By
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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Jacobs teams with Turco


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2020

Marty Turco, and his wife Kelly, at Mane St. Cafe’s outdoor patio, this past summer, enjoying a few Kingsville Brewing products. (Photo by Mary Desimone.)

This has Sault Ste. Marie pride and stardom written all over it.

That is, Kingsville Brewing Company has confirmed a partnership with Canadian and world curling icons, the Team Jacobs rink from the Sault.

The other side of the Sault connection is 45-year old Marty Turco, who is a part owner of Kingsville Brewing and a former National Hockey League and Canadian Olympic standout goalie of many years who also backstopped the University of Michigan Wolverines to a pair of national championships.

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Good healthy breakfast and …


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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
By
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
By
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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Kudos to Claudio and PUC


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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
By
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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New partner for NTAAA


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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
By
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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Reggie’s off to a good start


Randy Russon
By
September 22, 2020

It is an old bar with a new beginning.

Reggie’s Place Tavern recently re-opened in the Sault’s downtown under new management.

The husband and wife tandem of Randy Lapossie and Kylie Lapossie opened the doors to Reggie’s on September 1 as the new operators after the iconic downtown bar had been closed for most of the past three years.

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Spectacular sunset


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
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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