Mentorship program uses fashion to teach business
By: Lindsay KellyAt the tender age of 14, April
Torkopoulos has already garnered experience in fashion design, retail
work, modelling, marketing, planning, customer service, and résumé
writing.A participant in the Tweeny Project,
Torkopoulos spends her summers in the My Ol’ Blues workshop, where
owner Kathy An...
Manitoulin Brewing Co. introduces first beer
By: Lindsay KellyFor the denizens of Manitoulin Island,
who flock to the popular vacation spot when the warm weather hits,
summer is filled with sun, lakes, barbecues — and now, a homegrown
beer.In June, Manitoulin Brewing Company
(MBC) launched its signature brew, Swingbridge Ale, joining the
growing number o...
Kayak festival bolstering city’s tourism cachet
By: Lindsay KellyTimmins’ little kayak festival is
starting to attract some big attention.Festivals and Events Ontario, the
non-profit organizational body that promotes events in the province,
named the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival one of the Top
100 Festivals for 2015 for excelling within the in...
Manitoulin beer enters retail market
By: Northern Ontario Business staffIn time for the long weekend, The Beer Store in Little
Current, on Manitoulin Island, is making available Swingbridge Ale, the first beer
produced by the Manitoulin Brewing Company (MBC).The company anticipates the product will be more widely
available at Beer Stores between Sudbury and Sault St...
Essar calls 2015 “milestone year”
By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma is calling 2015 a “milestone year,” after announcing the close of its
fiscal year on July 27.The company
reported $194.9 million in EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation
and amortization), compared to a loss of $55.2 million in 2014.A highlight of
the year was...
Northern rep joins provincial tourism board
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA Northern voice
has been added to the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO).Ian McMillan,
executive director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, has been elected to the board
for a two-year term. Twelve other representatives join him on the board.“On behalf of
TIAO’s staff and membership, I ...
Essar getting $60 million for plant upgrades
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe provincial
and federal governments are providing a combined $60 million in funding to help
Essar Steel Algoma upgrade its Sault Ste. Marie steel mill.The funding will
enable the company to adopt world-class technologies that will improve its
production processes, and increase the range and ...
North Bay driller cashes in on innovation
By: Northern Ontario Business staff
A North Bay drilling company received $170,000
from the National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research
Assistance Program fund.
The money for the drilling services company is
earmarked for the development of a data acquisition system to capture
and record essential production data fro...