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Bill Shepherd

Bill Shepherd is the winner of the 2009 President's Award, sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.
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Bill Shepherd is the winner of the 2009 President's Award, sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.

Initiated in 1982, the President's Award recognizes someone who makes an exceptional effort, going above and beyond the call of duty in any area of business and community development.

Selected by the Past President, this award is not necessarily given annually.

To read profiles of other 2010 winners, please click here.

Here's what they said about Bill Shepherd (shown) at yesterday's award presentation:

************************ We salute Bill Shepherd as this year's Chamber of Commerce President's Award recipient.

Bill has been a long-time volunteer with the Chamber, serving on its Board of Directors, on various Chamber committees including Government Relations, Home and Outdoor Show and Membership Development and Retention.

Bill also served as President of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce in 2007 / 2008.

Originally from the Sault, Bill is an engineer by education, and a natural business-person by experience.

He returned to Northern Ontario, making the Sault his home in 2001 after nearly 30 plus years in the United States where he owned and operated a number of businesses.

Upon his return, Bill began to develop Bruce Street Storage and immediately became involved with the Chamber of Commerce.

After completing his term as Chamber President, Bill took on the challenge of finding a new office for the agency and headed up the Chamber’s relocation task force.

For the hundreds of hours of devotion committed to overseeing the development of the Chamber’s new office and his continued commitment to seeing the agency develop and grow, the Chamber would like to thank Bill and present him with this year’s President’s Award.

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