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Incubator opens at former Sault paper millSault Ste. Marie MP Terry Sheehan attended the opening of the Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship on May 20. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. (EDC) has opened a new incubator to assist entrepreneurs with business development services.The Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship opened its doors on May 20 in the Machine Shop building at the former St. Marys Paper mill site on the banks of th...
Timmins chamber celebrates best in businessTimmins Chamber of Commerce gave out its Nova Business Excellence Awards on May 19. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Timmins Chamber of Commerce celebrated its finest in business on May 19 during the 2016 annual Nova Business Excellence Awards.A list of the winners follows:Northern College Service Excellence Award: Coffee WarehouseRBC Marketing Award: Timmins Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai AcademyNorthern...
Timmins ventures receive fundingEnterprises in Timmins received a total of $1,791,638 in federal funds. By: Northern Ontario Business staffTimmins-area enterprises are the recipient of close to $1.8 million in funding from the federal government.The Venture Centre will receive the largest amount, $1.6 million, for the Community Futures Program, which will provide business counselling and access to capital services, as well as suppo...
Founder of Timmins magnesium mine dead at 61William Quesnel was a 30-year veteran of the mining industry. (Timminstoday.com photo) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe founder of an emerging magnesium-talc mine in Timmins has died, following complications from a stroke.William Quesnel, who grew up in Timmins, suffered a massive stroke in February and never recovered. He died on May 8 at the Kingston General Hospital at the age of 61.Quesnel is the founde...
Laurentian’s research and innovation VP seeking partnerships with industry, gov'tCraig Fowler wants to nurture ties between academic, industry and government opportunities. By: Ella MyersCraig Fowler sees the Sudbury community as an ecosystem, one in which Laurentian University can flourish symbiotically with industry and government.“Communities are really ecosystems and the ultimate goal of an ecosystem is productivity and sustainability,” said Fowler. “Universities as the kno...
Sudbury chamber picks its business winnersThe 2016 Bell Business Excellence Award winners were honoured at the 19th annual gala awards ceremony held May 12 at the Caruso Club. (Photo supplied) By: Northern Ontario Business staff Ten Greater Sudbury entrepreneurs and businesses were recognized May 12 at the Bell Business Excellence Awards gala, hosted by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce.  “This year’s award recipients represent the businesses and entrepreneurs that have built our community,” said Karen Hourtov...
Sturgeon Falls development group gets fundingSturgeon Falls is located about a 30-minute drive west of North Bay. By: Northern Ontario Business staffEconomic Partners Sudbury East/Nipissing West Inc. in Sturgeon Falls is getting $1.6 million in federal funding to help business development in the area.The Community Futures Development Corporation serves a catchment area that includes Dokis First Nation, French River, Markstay-Warren, St. Char...
No ice means strong start to port season The Tecumseh was the Port of Thunder Bay’s first arrival this spring. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Summer-like sailing conditions on the Great Lakes have contributed to a fast season-opening start for the Port of Thunder Bay. In its monthly report, the port authority said the volume of cargo moved over its docks this spring was 20 per cent higher than the five-year average, and 11 per cen...



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