Look what Sault businesses make the century-plus clubMonday, October 22, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
CITY OF SAULT STE. MARIE
Celebrate 100! recognizes local businesses
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (October 22, 2012) - At the start of today’s city council meeting, Mayor Debbie Amaroso will acknowledge 10 local businesses; each one has been in operation continuously for 100 years or longer.
• Algonquin Hotel - established 1888
• Great Lakes Power - established 1889
• Dawson & Keenan Insurance - established 1892
• Algoma Central Railway/CN - established 1899
• Essar Steel Algoma Inc. - established 1901
• Wishart Law Firm LLP - established 1900
• The Sault Star - established 1902
• Shaw Milling Limited - established 1902
• Cliffe Printing Inc. - established 1902
• Thayer Lumber Company Inc. - established 1904
“I want to thank the Celebrate 100! Management Committee for providing this important recognition,” says the mayor. “These businesses represent the founding industries of our community along with the entrepreneurial spirit of small and medium sized businesses; a true representation of today’s thriving business community.”
On Thursday October 18, during the 123rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, these businesses were presented Certificates of Recognition, from Mayor Debbie Amaroso and Celebrate 100! co-chairs, Councillors Terry Sheehan and Susan Myers.
Councillor Sheehan, Celebrate 100! liaison chair with the SSMEDC, noted the contribution of SSMEDC staff in researching the list of businesses.
“Based upon the information available to us, we believe these are the businesses that have been in operation continuously, for 100 years or longer,” states Sheehan. “If we have missed any, please advise the City Clerk’s office and we will plan a suitable recognition at a future meeting of City Council.”
Contact Lori Ballstadt, corporate affairs officer, at 705-759-5396.
“These businesses are a true testimony to the strength and depth of our business community for more than one hundred years,” adds Celebrate 100! Management Chair Susan Myers, “and I am very pleased we were able to bring attention to them during this special 100th Anniversary year.”
For a list of Celebrate 100! activities visit here or call the Celebrate 100! office at 705-541-7382 for more information.