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Strive Young Professionals Group: Local Leaders Series Featuring Denis Turcotte

Starts: 2013-06-12 Ends: 2013-06-12

SAULT STE. MARIE - After a very successful kick-off event in March, Strive Young Professionals Group will be hosting the second instalment in the Local Leaders Series.

The series is featuring Denis Turcotte on June 12, 2013 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA), located at 10 East Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Admission costs are $5 for Strive members or $10 for non-members and will include light appetizers and refreshments as well as access to the current AGA exhibit Arctic Journeys/Ancient Memories: the Sculpture of Abraham Anghik Ruben.

During the evening, those in attendance will have the opportunity to hear local leader Denis Turcotte speak about the experiences and successes that he has encountered in his career as a professional engineer and afterward will be invited to engage in a close and informal atmosphere with Mr. Turcotte and fellow attendees.

Throughout his career, Denis Turcotte has held various senior executive positions, including Chief Executive Officer at Essar Steel Algoma Inc. and is highly regarded by the North American investment community as a Corporate Executive.

In 2006, he was recognized as Canadian Business Magazine's Top Chief Executive Officer.

“I always look forward to interacting with young and ambitious leaders, encouraging them to not accept traditional ways when they don’t make sense”, says Turcotte. “Although it’s often difficult to be the “youngest in the room” in the early stages of a career, it can be very rewarding if working for an organization that understands that it’s frequently a younger questioning mind that is willing to challenge the status quo that drives change and causes important things to happen.”

Space is limited! Strive encourages those wishing to attend to pre-register by contacting Aliesha at the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce by phone (705)-949-7152 or by e-mail at

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Strive aims to assist young professionals between the ages of 19 and 40 who are seeking meaningful professional development initiatives, networking opportunities, community interaction and participation as well as creating opportunities for recognition.