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Generational Business

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These stories about the rich history, journeys and long-term successes of local businesses in Northern Ontario are made possible through the continued support of Sunwire as part of our Northern Ontario Business Leaders Program.


<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Downtown gem helps Sault residents celebrate life’s achievements

Generational Business: Downtown gem helps Sault residents celebrate life’s achievements

Now run by the third generation of the Rosset family, Savoy’s Jewellers has been in business since 1952
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Powassan's Giesler Boats have been plying northern waters for nearly 100 years

Generational Business: Powassan's Giesler Boats have been plying northern waters for nearly 100 years

Established in 1927, boatbuilder's durable, handcrafted wood watercraft double as treasured heirlooms
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Beautiful blooms are the language of love at this North Bay business

Generational Business: Beautiful blooms are the language of love at this North Bay business

Jackman's has remained on leading edge of age-old flower industry
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Eight decades of hard work have provided sweet return for Gilbertson family

Generational Business: Eight decades of hard work have provided sweet return for Gilbertson family

St. Joseph Island's Gilbertson’s Maple Products is one of the largest maple syrup producers in Ontario
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Country store has served generations of North Bay shoppers

Generational Business: Country store has served generations of North Bay shoppers

Customers can find plants, pet supplies, fashion, ag products and more at Burrows Country Store and Garden Centre
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Vanderwees Garden Gallery is a centre for all seasons

Generational Business: Vanderwees Garden Gallery is a centre for all seasons

Popular garden centre began as delivery service in 1960
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> From one island to another, fishing is in this family’s blood

Generational Business: From one island to another, fishing is in this family’s blood

Manitoulin Island’s Purvis Fisheries has been operational for more than 100 years
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Highway 69 outpost has become revered northeastern Ontario landmark

Generational Business: Highway 69 outpost has become revered northeastern Ontario landmark

In business for six decades, customer loyalty kept French River Trading Post alive through the pandemic
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Bringing comfort to grieving families is at the core of funeral business

Generational Business: Bringing comfort to grieving families is at the core of funeral business

Trio of Temiskaming funeral homes entering new era of community service
<updated>Generational Business:</updated> Janzen's Pharmacy continues tradition of personalized community care

Generational Business: Janzen's Pharmacy continues tradition of personalized community care

Established since 1916, pharmacy has served Thunder Bay patients for more than a century