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Local business donates $200K to Downtown Plaza project

'High quality public space can have a significant impact on the life of local economies and attract business investments and tourism,' says Williams and McDaniel Property Management CAO
2021-09-17 Plaza Donation Williams and McDaniel
Tom Vair, Deputy CAO; Clark McDaniel, businessperson and CAO of Williams and McDaniel Property Management; Mayor Christian Provenzano, Councillor Sandra Hollingsworth, and Malcolm White, CAO City of Sault Ste. Marie

A Sault area business has made a $200,000 donation to support the Downtown Plaza project.

A news release issued today by the City of Sault Ste. Marie states that Clark McDaniel, CEO of Williams and McDaniel Property Management, presented the contribution to Mayor Provenzano, Councillor Hollingsworth, CAO White, and Deputy CAO Tom Vair.

“A high quality public space can have a significant impact on the life of local economies and attract business investments and tourism,” said McDaniel in the release.

Full text of the news release follows:

A pledge on behalf of Clark McDaniel is helping bring Sault Ste. Marie’s Downtown Plaza $200,000 closer to its goal. Mayor Provenzano, Councillor Hollingsworth, CAO White and Deputy CAO, Tom Vair were presented with the $200,000 donation this morning.

“As a businessperson and CEO of Williams and McDaniel Property Management, I see the potential in providing the residents of Sault Ste. Marie with a downtown plaza. A high quality public space can have a significant impact on the life of local economies and attract business investments and tourism. I am pleased to be a part of this exciting initiative and look forward celebrating its completion,” said Clark McDaniel.

The Downtown Plaza will be an extraordinary, four-season showpiece with a public gathering space to celebrate, socialize and have fun. The plaza project is a critical component of the downtown revitalization strategy and an opportunity to enhance the downtown for generations to come.

“I would like to thank Mr. McDaniel for his very generous support to the plaza project, which clearly demonstrates his commitment to good corporate citizenship and to our community,” said Mayor Provenzano. “This project is an important investment in the future of our community and I am grateful that Mr. McDaniel recognizes the potential benefits of the project and the positive impact it could have on the downtown.”

Join the community in supporting this important initiative. Tax receipts are available for individual donations over $25 and a community donation sign is included as a prominent fixture within the plaza. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event stage, display screen, play features, equipment services and benches. All features and components included in the plaza address a specific need, audience or seasonal programming element.

For more information and to get involved visit here. The City of Sault Ste. Marie and its residents are grateful to all its donors for continuing to see good things for our community.