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Sault incubator ready to accept small-business clients

Sault incubator ready to accept small-business clients

After months of demolition, renovation and reconfiguration, the new incubation centre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie is ready and waiting to welcome tenants. Millworks, which is located at Mill Square on the former St.
Business returns with success after destructive blaze

Business returns with success after destructive blaze

Three and a half years after a fire destroyed her downtown North Bay business, Jennifer Bywater still gets emotional talking about it. “I thought I was past it,” said Jennifer, her voice breaking. “But I guess not.
Beer to be sold in grocery stores

Beer to be sold in grocery stores

The province is introducing a new framework that will allow beer to be sold in grocery stores. On Sept.
Rheault Distillery earns more accolades for homegrown spirits

Rheault Distillery earns more accolades for homegrown spirits

Hearst distillers Marcel Rheault and Mireille Morin have more acclaim to add to their growing collection of accolades after participating in the 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA).

Manufacturing consortium seeking companies to share ideas

A new training program has been designed to help Northern Ontario manufacturers streamline their operations for efficiency and productivity.
Espanola company developing four-season greenhouse

Espanola company developing four-season greenhouse

When Jeff Scharf first set up a prototype of his four-season greenhouse, he was mostly looking to test the performance of its envelope, and he planted a few seeds as an experiment. But he didn’t anticipate just how well it would work.
North Bay incubator is launching pad for new business

North Bay incubator is launching pad for new business

Not too many business operators would subscribe to a revolving door philosophy. For Sarah Morin, project manager at North Bay’s new downtown business incubator, Genesis@204, a high turnover rate is exactly what she’s striving for.
Highlander Brew Co. plans expansion, brew school

Highlander Brew Co. plans expansion, brew school

Operating in South River since 2012, Highlander has outgrown its existing facility and is undergoing a major expansion that will increase its production capacity and establish a training school for brewery technicians.
Guests experience Northern ambiance while staying in yurt

Guests experience Northern ambiance while staying in yurt

Nestled in a copse of trees abutting Algonquin Provincial Park, the yurt is in an idyllic setting.
FedNor keen on efficiencies

FedNor keen on efficiencies

Small Business Week brought out the largesse from FedNor in helping Northern manufacturers maximize their efficiencies and achieve global competitiveness nirvana.