Fort William business owners eager for image overhaulWhen Shelby Ch'ng gave up a good-paying
desk job to open up a bridal boutique, her friends thought she was
They didn't think much of her choice
when she located in Thunder Bay's gritty south end business core.
“I think it's a great place for new
businesses to cut their teeth and get started,” said the first-time
entrepreneur who's filled one of the many empty storefronts in the
former Fort William business district.
The shop’s refinished wood plank
floor came from the Port A...
Wally Bannon isn't one to let
opportunity slip away.Fort William First Nation's economic
development officer knows having a skilled workforce is key for
Aboriginal people to maximize the benefits from resource development.“From my background (as a business
adviser) with the Nishnawbe Aski Natio...
Doug Murray isn't promoting himself as
the new guy with all the answers.But the CEO of the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is searching for
some good ones in casting a wide net across the community.The CEDC's board of directors nabbed the forest industry veteran last ...
Gaining a foothold in the Alberta
oilsands hasn't been as easy as John Jurcik anticipated.It's been feast or famine to secure
work in Western Canada for the president of Venshore Mechanical, a
Thunder Bay general contractor and pipe fabricator.
Alberta has been a tough nut for
Thunder Bay sho...
Mike Rudnicki's Thunder Bay machine
shop is a mecca for inventors and entrepreneurs with big ideas.The owner and president of Rudnicki
Industrial has built a stellar reputation as an innovator, a sounding
board, a troubleshooter, and, most especially, a helping hand for the
less mechanically in...