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Chamber of Commerce wins provincial honour

For the second year in a row, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has been recognized with an award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce annual convention.
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For the second year in a row, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has been recognized with an award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce annual convention.

The Sault Chamber released this statement:

**************************************************************** Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce returns home with an award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Convention

Sault Ste Marie - A contingent of delegates from the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce took top honours for the second year in a row when they travelled to Brantford, Ontario this past weekend to attend the 91st Ontario Chamber of Commerce Convention.

This year they were presented with the 2003 Ontario Chamber of Commerce Chair's Award for their Chamber's Annual Great Outdoor Show & Sale and also for their Promotional Video.

The Sault Chamber competed with 150 community-based Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade throughout the province for the four awards.

These awards are given out for various areas of Chamber and Board activity during the Annual Convention to recognize new and innovative initiatives that have contributed to the Chamber's success over the past year.

While at the conference the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce brought forward a resolution encouraging the Ontario Government to make a long-term commitment to the improvement to the TransCanada Highway Infrastructure throughout Northern Ontario.

The resolution recommended that the Ontario Government develop and implement a long-range plan including the commitment of specific sums of money over the long term to create a four-lane divided highway throughout Northern Ontario to help communities throughout the north to attract business development as well as to enhance the businesses already in the north.

Also that the Ontario Government lobby the Federal Government to make a specific commitment to the development and improvement of the Trans-Canada Highway throughout Northern Ontario.

Chamber President Ben Pascuzzi stated "it was an honour to be recognized from amongst your peers for the work and programs and services you do on behalf of your membership."

He said he was also pleased to have the opportunity to bring forward our resolution on 4-laning the Trans Canada highway.

He stated our goal is enhance economic development and attraction of new business and industry to Northern Ontario by ensuring we have an up-to-date and modern highway so that goods can be easily transported.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is a federation of 150 community Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade throughout Ontario that form a provincewide network.






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