June 2021 Newsletter:
Brought To You By:
War Memorial Hospital
Thank You both for your Gold 2021 Sponsorship!
War Memorial Hospital
500 Osborn Blvd.
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-635-4460

War Memorial Hospital continues to provide safe, reliable healthcare services during COVID-19. Don’t delay medical appointments or put off seeking the care you need. We have taken steps to ensure a safe environment for our patients and staff.
Our clinics are open and providers are caring for patients. When seeing your physician face to face is not an option, WMH is offering telehealth appointments over the phone and through secure video. Please contact your provider’s office for more details.
Welcome New Chamber Members May 2021:
Bridged Benefit Solutions
Angela Mitchell, President
651 Sandpiper Way
Oxford, MI
Phone: (231)-252-6561
Email: angela@bridgedbens.com

Angela can assist employers with creating and implementing benefits packages (medical, dental, vision, life, and disability) to attract and retain employees. Her focus is on personalized service all year round, education on benefits, and compliance related to the benefits package.
Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours
Richard Brawley, President
515 East Portage Ave.
P.O. Box 27
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-632-2512
Email: rbrawley@famoussoolocks.com

Come aboard Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours for a relaxing & educational maritime adventure! Choose from our popular 90 minute Soo Locks sightseeing tour, lighthouse cruise and more. Experience “locking through” the Soo Locks & view the new super lock.
Original Soo Locks Boat Tours
Steve Welch, Manager
1157 East Portage Ave.
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-632-6301
Email: sales@originalsoolocktours.com

We are the ORIGINAL SOO LOCKS BOAT TOURS, established in 1934. We have been sharing the wonder of the Soo Locks with visitors for 87 years. Our guests experience a true Maritime Adventure locking through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie. In addition, we cruise the beautiful St.Mary's River, right alongside the big ships. A live narration explains everything that is seen along the waterfronts of the twin border cities. In addition, you get to learn about the history of the Soo Locks and Michigan's oldest city, Sault Ste Marie. The tour is truly educational and lots of fun! We also have special discounts. Visit our website for details.
New York Life Insurance Co.
Brian Felzcak, Agent
27777 Franklin Road Suite 2220
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (586)-876-1239
Email: bmfelzcak@ft.newyorklife.com

New York Life Insurance is a mutual company, we are accountable only to you. That means we are fully aligned with our policy owners, not with outside investors or Wall Street. This allows us to focus on delivering lifelong value to our customers.
I can make recommendations and offer a variety of products that can helps you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, protecting your family's future, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care, protect and grow your business, and lifetime income strategies.
Soo Travel Agency
Greggory Shaw, Owner
161 Ridge Street #1752
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (313) 356-6881
Email: SooTravel@GopureTravel.com
A travel agency that specializes in planning Dreams Cruises and All-Inclusive vacations in Mexico, Caribbean, and Alaska. Our Mission is to save our clients time and money by providing free and unbiased travel planning services. Our travel agents can help you navigate COVID-19 related restrictions and we make changes and rebooking your trips easier.
Book your Business class flights with access to premium lounges, savory meals, free internet access, and a wide array of in flight entertainment options.
*We Also Price Match*
Van Dyke Mortgage
Robert Sawruk, Branch Manager
531 Ashmun St., Suite B, Unit 109
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 748-1005
Email: rsawruk@vandykmortgage.com
We offer mortgage financing options for both purchases and refinances. We offer VA, USDA, FHA, Conventional, HUD184 & Reverse Mortgages as well as a number of non-QM products. We also help clients with credit coaching and help clients come up with game plans to eventually become homeowners, even if it isn't right now. We also accept down payment assistance programs (MHSDA & Tribal Down Payment assistance included.)
Cobbs Country Kennels
Nicole Sabatos, Dog Groomer & Owner
2799 West M28
Dafter, MI 49724
Phone: (906)- 203-9588
We have dog grooming and dog boarding services.
Symmetry Studio
Heather Atkinson, Owner
2104 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-259-0633
Email: Heather@symmetrystudio.net
Eyebrow Microblading
Lip Injections
Botox
Great Lakes Optometry
128 West Spruce Street Suite #1
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-635-9600
Fax: (906)-635-1077
Email: info@greatlakesoptometry.com
Family Eyecare for the Eastern Upper Peninsula, located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie in the Arlington Plaza, right across from War Memorial Hospital.
We provide comprehensive eye exams for all ages, diabetic eye exams and contact lens fittings.
We have a full service dispensary with the top brands, including Ray-Ban. Call for your appointment today!
We accept VSP , Medicare, and Medicaid, EyeMed, BCBS of Michigan, NGS, UPHP, Delta Vision. 
Six Mile Farmers Market
Henry Miller, Owner
2351 West 6 Mile Road
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Farmers Market, Gifts, Crafts, Baked Goods and More!
Tuesday and Thursday 12pm-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Thank You Renewed Members May 2021:
Chamber News:
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4th of July Parade Registration
for 2021 Golf Registration
Mobile Job Application Drive
We had a total of 54 applicants at our Mobile Job Application Drive that took place in our Chamber parking lot on June 16th. The Sault Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Michigan Works. The Michigan Department of Corrections attended as well and talked with applicants about careers in the Corrections field. Thank You to Michigan Works for all their help with this event.
New Chamber Sign
You may have noticed on the Business Spur when driving by our office that we have a new sign welcoming guests to the Chamber. The sign was made by All Star Graphics and hung by our volunteer board members Jeremy Gagnon and Chris Oshelski. We have another one to put up on the East side of our building and more landscaping to clean up. Stop by and see us!
Chamber Members if you have new or improved brochures please make sure you bring them up to us!
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Arts, Crafts, &
Family Fun Fair
Rain or Shine this Friday June 25th the EUP Community Dispute Resolution Center is Sponsoring the 2021 Arts, Crafts, and Family Fun Fair event on the Grounds of Historic City Hall on Portage Ave. The ReMax Hot Air Balloon, Jewelry, Crafts, Clothing, Food and Drinks, Live Music and more can be found down on Portage from 10am-5pm.
Karl's Cuisine
Stop down and check out Karl's Cuisine's new menu down on Portage. They also have an amazing rooftop deck with great views of the passing freighters.
32nd Lake State Classic
The 32nd Lake State Classic will take place on Friday, August 6 at Wild Bluff in Brimley, Michigan. The annual event is a tremendous opportunity for LSSU and friends to interact, while supporting the LSSU Foundation, Laker Athletics, and other LSSU programs. 


Christopher Columbus Hall
Now Booking for 2021
Now booking for Open Houses, Wedding Receptions, Bridal/Baby Showers, Banquets.
Call 632-7841 and leave a message. Grazie.
MLS Sales Report and Inter. Bridge Traffic:
Eastern Upper Peninsula
Board of REALTORS
MLS May Sales Report
International Bridge Administration
May Traffic Release
Chamber Membership Application:
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Members:
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 by emailing Office Manager Melissa At: office@saultstemarie.org. The Chamber publishes items that are sent to the Chamber by Chamber Members, Take advantage of this benefit like many members already are!
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 Members and Non-Members. Are you a Member interested in hosting a Business After 5? Please Contact the Chamber Director Tony Haller at director@saultstemarie.org or call (906) 632-3301
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 your Re-Grand Opening and be welcomed by Chamber Board Members, Chamber Ambassadors and the Chamber Executive Director in a celebratory Ribbon Cutting. Contact us at director@saultstemarie.org for more information.
Chamber Board and Ambassadors:
Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
2581 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
director@saultstemarie.org
phone: (906) 632-3301- fax: (906) 632-2331
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