Sault Area Chamber of Commerce 
June 2018
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In This Issue
Upcoming Chamber Events

Chamber Board Openings
 There is currently two open seats on our Board of Directors here at the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce.  If you or someone you know is interested please have them contact for questions.
Welcome New Chamber Members!
We welcome any businesses in Sault Ste Marie and surrounding areas to become Sault Area Chamber of Commerce Members.  Applications can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.  Please click on the New Member logos below to be directed to their business website.
Welcome! We appreciate your support for the 
Sault Area Chamber of Commerce!
Chamber Staff:

Tony Haller
Executive Director

Melissa Meehan
Office Manager

Board of Directors
Todd Chapman
Cloverland Electric

Jeremy Gagnon
President Elect
U.P. Engineers & Architects

J ulie Wiater
Vice President
The Guest House

Scott Nason
Northern Transitions

James Parker
Central Savings Bank

Chris Oshelski
Lake Superior State University

Josh Billington
Small Business Development Center

Kent Smith
Eagle Radio

Maxx Anderson
Smith & Co. Real Estate

Caity Woolcocks
Up North Nutrition & Gym 906

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Chamber Ambassadors
Terri Parker 
Edward Jones

Teresa Armstrong
War Memorial Hospital

Anna Bonacci-Slater
Century 21 Advantage Plus  

Laura Bouschor
ReMax NorthStar Realty

Tim Ellis
Eagle Radio 95.1

Tom Ewing
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation

Michelle Gose
Don Wilson Insurance Agency

Heather Smith
Gregory Gardens & Kwoz Landscaping

Mary K McGinn
Barb Hampton
Smith & Co. Real Estate

Jeanine LaCross
Arfstrom Pharmacy

Leisa Mansfield
State Farm Insurance

Luanna Luxton- Armstong
Academy of Performing Arts

Rosemary Smith
Eagle Radio 95.1

Kim Shadnaw
Sault Schools

Stephanie Sabatine
Lake Superior State University

Amy Slater
Fudge Du Locke

Claudia Weiler
Old Mission Bank

May Renewed 
Sault Area 
Chamber of Commerce Members:

Frank's Place


Drummond Island Home Center

Up Vision Consulting

Action Pages

Great Start Collaborative 

Smith Sanitation

Holiday StationStores

Soo Locks Campground

McLauren Northern Michigan Hospital

M&C Water

LPL Financial- Scott Financial Services

Edward Jones- Josh McDonald 

Ginop Sales

Soo Locks Boat Tours

9&10 News- Heritage Broadcasting

Arfstrom Pharmacies

St.Ignace Visitors Bureau

Dominos Pizza

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burton Excavating

Lynn Auto Parts

Gregory Gardens & Kwoz Landscaping

Thank You 
for Your Continued Support!
Thank You
to our 
Gold Sponsors

Thank You
to Our 
Silver Sponsors

Thank You
To Our 
Bronze Sponsors

Huntington Bank

Precision Edge


Arfstrom Pharmacy

Capstone Leadership Solutions

Don Wilson Insurance Agency

Ribbon Cutting
Central Savings Bank- Pickford Branch
Recently Chamber Ambassadors held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Central Savings Bank-Pickford Branch. The New location is 125 E. Harold St., Pickford Mi. The people involved with the ribbon cutting from left to right are: Cindy Harrison, Pickford Branch Teller; Mark Savoie, CSB President; Ron Meister, CSB CEO; and Chrissy Groover, Pickford Branch Loan Officer & Teller.
Other people involved included our Board of Directors: David Jahn, John Jorgensen, Bill Lynn, Gladys Norris, Dennis Skinner. Also pictured are past Board Directors:  Frenchie LaJoie and Jim Popour, and Mike Kozeyah, CSB Maintenance. 
Ribbon Cutting

Norpro is a Security and Investigations business that offers security guards, investigations, health and safety training, and they are even able to hire out armed guard or K9 services as well.  Norpro is located in the Smart Zone building at 2345 Meridian, Sault Ste Marie MI.  
Chamber Leadership Program
The Chamber Leadership Program began on May 11th with a Orientation dinner.  There are a total of 12 students in this years Leadership Program.  The students will learn from speakers about different areas within our community such as Government, Education, The Legal System, Business Planning, Economic Development, Media, and Healthcare.  The students had a lot of input, comments, and questions with some of the topics that came up at orientation.  If the way orientation went is any indication of how this year is going to go then we are in store for a great Leadership Program.  A waiting list has been started at the Chamber for next years class.  More updates to come soon!  
2018 Chamber Challenge
Wild Bluff Golf Course
Bay Mills, MI
We had a awesome time at the 2018 Chamber  Challenge on June 1st .  106 golfers turned out to fill up the course at Wild Bluff.  The weather was a bit chilly in the morning but got super nice in the afternoon.  We would just like to say thank you to Wild Bluff Golf Course for hosting us, all of our volunteers and sponsors, and most of all thank you to the golfers!  Its because of all of you that events like this are possible!   
Business After 5
Gregory Gardens and K-Woz Landscaping

Thank you to Gregory Gardens and K-Woz Landscaping for hosting Business After 5 on May 17th.  It was a beautiful day and a great turn out for the event.  Stop out to Gregory Gardens at 3290 East 9 Mile Road to check out all of their AMAZING Greenhouses and the  gorgeous l andscaping done by owner Kevin and his crew at K-Woz Landscaping! 

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Sault Chamber of Commerce Documents

We Love to Hear From You!
Sault Area Chamber of Commerce Staff
Executive Director: Tony Haller
Office Manager: Melissa Meehan
Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
2581 1-75 Business Spur
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-3301
Fax: (906) 632-2331
Chamber Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Chamber Reminders
Reminder: As a member benefit, all Chamber Members may submit events and press releases to be published in the Chamber e-newsletter. Events may be submitted on our website at or by email to

All press releases should come in Word or JPEG document format to The Chamber publishes items that are sent to the Chamber by Chamber Members.  Take advantage of this benefit like many members are!
Ambassador's meet on the 1st Tuesday at noon at the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about Ambassadors or "Red Coats" by visiting our website
Would you like to become a local Chamber Ambassador?  
Contact us today at 906-632-3301 for more information.  

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Chamber Board of Director's meet at 7:30 a.m. on the 2nd Friday of each Month. 
 All Chamber Members are welcome to attend monthly meetings. If you are a Chamber Member and would like to host the Chamber Board at your location, contact us at
Business After 5
Business After 5 is designed to help make valuable business contacts and enjoy a night of networking with fellow professionals in a fun, relaxed setting. This event is open to Member and Non-members. 
Ribbon Cuttings
Are you a Chamber Member or are interested in becoming a Chamber Member and would like to have a 
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony? Let us know about your Grand-Opening or re-Grand Opening and be welcomed by Chamber Board Members, Chamber Executive Director and Chamber Ambassadors/Red Coats in a celebratory Ribbon-Cutting! Contact us at