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Roadmap to convergence (04/04)

"The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce salutes the Northern Voice and Data group of companies on their latest acquisition.

Ten savvy exporters share secrets (06/04)

Postcards give bang for a buck Test waters across the border Piggyback on related companies Presence at prominent tradeshows a must Know when to invest in a strategic plan Keep an eye on online tender listings Diversify your product line Invest in ex

Tractor prototype set for production startup (06/04)

By IAN ROSS A Mississauga manufacturer expects to begin serialized production of a commercial turf care tractor in North Bay this fall. Robert Ernst, one of the principles with GP-Turfcare Inc.

Build alliances with big players (06/04)

By ANDREW WAREING For IT strategies consulting company Collective Minds Consulting in North Bay, breaking into a new market south of the border is a process that is requiring equal portions of persistence and patience.

Web hosting firm finds niche in data storage (06/04)

KELLY LOUISEIZE A Thunder Bay IT firm has developed easy-to-use information warehousing software for companies concerned about data safety.

Postcards give bang for a buck (06/04)

By ANDREW WAREING Tony Marinaro, director of operations for Kish-Gon-Dug Canada in Devlin, Ont., says the $1,000 they spent on post cards to lawn and garden retailers in the U.S. is proving to have been a wise investment.

Piggyback on related companies (06/04)

By ANDREW WAREING Steve Matusch is co-owner of Ionic Engineering with Steve Reichle. Ionic Engineering specializes in automation and robotics in the mining sector.

Know when to invest in a strategic plan (06/04)

By ANDREW WAREING An online listing of project tenders is proving an invaluable tool for Thunder Bay's Tangent Stair Manufacturing with exports to the U.S. expected to expand considerably in the coming year.

Diversify your product line (06/04)

By IAN ROSS The head of NorWa Manufacturing and Distribution Co. knew two things when he launched his business three years ago: Northern Ontario forestry mills generate tons of wood waste and horses have a propensity to defecate - a lot.

City looks to opportunities in data storage (04/04)

By ANDREW WAREING Even as Timmins' future is starting to shine brighter with the glint of gold and nickel, there is no reason for the community to rest on its laurels.