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Young professionals group launching leader series

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

STRIVE: Young Professionals Group is launching its Local Leader Series, a series of lectures intended to provide young people an opportunity to engage with top professionals in Sault Ste. Marie and learn how they achieved their success.

“The Local Leaders Series is a great way to learn from inspiring members of our community who have positively impacted Sault Ste. Marie,” Paul Skeggs, chair of the STRIVE executive, said in a news release. “Rather than a lecture, the intent is for young professionals to have meaningful conversations with local leaders over coffee or tea and snacks.”

Susan Hunter, director of external relations at Sault College, will be featured as STRIVE’s first presenter. She will speak at the Art Gallery of Algoma on March 6, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Admission for the event is $5 for STRIVE members and $10 for non-members, and will include light appetizers and refreshments, and access to the Men and Nature exhibit on display. STRIVE encourages those wishing to attend to pre-register for the event.

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

To register for the event, contact the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce at 705-949-7152, or email at

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