Six businesses in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan riding of MPP Bill Mauro are receiving money from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.
Dental Hygiene Smiles pockets $125,000 to open a clinic in Thunder Bay.
Kuhl Lighting is building a new lighting showroom with a $27,100 grant.
The Dog Classroom receives $6,000 to establish a dog training and behaviour venue.
Veressent Life, Fonso Chiropractic Professional Corporation gets $19,000 to hire a community relations, human resource and marketing intern.
The Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce will hire an activities coordinator intern with $27,500 to coordinate the group's conferences and assist with the creation of the Mining Services and Supply Association for Northwestern Ontario.
Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology received $27,500 to hire a student conversion intern who will assist to develop, plan and deliver conversion strategies through social media that's geared to pre-high school, high school, Aboriginal, and mature learners.