Sault Ste Marie Chamber Of Commerce

Your Recognized Voice of Business in Sault Ste Marie

Bridges to Better Business

Starts: 2013-11-13 Ends: 2013-11-13

Bridges to Better Business is an event that targets the small business community in Sault Ste. Marie. Hosted annually by Business Sault Ste. Marie, it provides learning and networking opportunities for participants.

Bridges to Better Business usually takes place in November and is accompanied with a keynote speaker, an expert in some area of entrepreneurship. Details about this year's Bridges to Better Business will be available on this webpage closer to the event time.

Business Sault Ste. Marie also uses the event to honour local and area entrepreneurs with the Bridges to Better Business Awards. Past winners include:

Bridges to Better Business Award

Recognizes an individual or entrepreneur who incorporates green initiatives.

  • 2010 Winner: Dr. Carl Bowyer (Superior North Mobile Veterinary Services)
  • 2009 Winner: Rachel Wardell (Fine Clean By Rachel)

Summer Company of the Year Award

Rcognizes an accomplished regional entry in the Province's youth self-employment program.

  • 2010 Winner: Katrina Thibodeau (Discover the Canvas)
  • 2009 Winner: Paul Caputo (Green Grass Lawn Care)

Alynn Burke Award of Excellence

Recognizes a person in the Algoma District who champions youth and young entrepreneurs. This award is given in memory of a former Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation staffer who passed away in a tragic accident in 2004.

  • 2010 Winner: Michael Brown (Business teacher, Central Algoma Secondary School)
  • 2009 Winner: Algoma and Manitoulin Community Futures Development Corporation's Youth Enterprise Camp
  • 2008 Winner: Anthony Orazietti