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Welcome New Chamber Members April 2021:
Bella Liquor Market
Here at Bella Liquor, we are happy to announce that we are the largest liquor store in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. From the most extravagant wines to the most wild liquors, we also sell at state minimum, therefore, having the lowest prices as well.

1809 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-8000
Prim Aesthetics
Prim focuses on medical grade skin solutions. From injections like Botox, dermal fillers, fat emulsion Kybella to resurfacing treatments like chemical peels and microneedling. We also carry medical grade skin care that can only be distributed by a licensed medical provider. Consults are free!

Meghan Hanna
225 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
(906) 240-9140
Thank You Renewed Members April 2021:
COVID Relief Programs
Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application
Portal is OPEN
This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Funds may be used for payroll costs, mortgage obligations, rent payments, debt service, utility payments, maintenance expenses, construction of outdoor seating, business supplies, food and beverage expenses, supplier costs, and operating expenses.
 Applicants may apply through an SBA-recognized Point of Sale (POS) vendor or directly via SBA online application portal. Participating POS providers include Square, Toast, Clover, and NCR Corporation (Aloha).
Applicants will need to submit SBA Form 3172, IRS Form 4506-T, and Gross Receipts Documentation.
Chamber News:
Welcome New Chamber Board Member: Mari Schupp
The Sault Area Chamber of Commerce would like to give a warm welcome to their newest Board Member Mari Schupp. Mari is the Workforce Service Manager for Michigan Works! UP Talent Council. Mari has resided in Chippewa County for 29 years and has served on several different councils throughout Sault Ste Marie. Mari says she, "wants to serve on the Chamber Board to gain more insight to what direction the City of Sault Ste Marie is pursuing, where they need support, and what Michigan Works! can do to help." We are very excited to have her as apart of our team.
Member News:
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Send us announcements, specials, employee appreciation, employee promotions, job openings or store sales and we will put them in this section of our newsletter to share with the community and our surrounding areas.
Welcome back home, Zak & Mac's!
We are thrilled to be revitalizing Zak's on Portage Avenue to showcase our family's history with Sault Ste. Marie. My mom Carol Kinney and my dad Gary McClellan, began their Chocolate and Fudge life here on Portage Avenue in 1964. Our rebranding is to show off the more than 50 years of our family making sweet, chocolate confections. We have expanded our chocolate line to show off my dad's amazing Butter Crunch Toffee recipe, Zak's Caramel recipe that we use in all of our Turtles, Caramels, and many more delights. Our Truffles will wow you and of course our family's Fudge recipe will take on any recipe, any time! Our homemade Waffle Cones and Ice Cream treats you have come to love will always stay consistent and nostalgic. Along with 'Two Dollar Tuesdays', which is the best way for us to say “Thank you” to our local friends in the community. We look forward to showing you more of what our family makes in-house, 57 years later!
Confectionary Yours
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.
The City of Sault Ste Marie
Check out the City of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan Facebook Page for the latest and greatest updates from around our beautiful city. Everything from city meetings to pictures of the latest improvements around the city can be seen daily. Great Job City of Sault Ste Marie on keeping the community updated!
Soo Theatre Summer Camps
The Soo Theatre has announced their 2021 Summer Camp Line Up. Click the Link Below for a complete list.

Heritage Broadcasting Company Announces Acquisition
of Lake Effect Digital
CADILLAC Mich. – With the acquisition of Lake Effect Digital, Heritage Broadcasting will now be able to offer a full suite of digital solutions for businesses and organizations throughout Michigan. Along with the Mane Content team, Lake Effect Digital will become one of the most comprehensive and progressive digital agencies in Northern Michigan, offering a full line of agency services to its clients. “We are extremely excited to bring two Northern Michigan Media companies together under one roof,” said Pete Iacobelli, CEO of Heritage Broadcasting Company, “Both companies are happy to join these family businesses with strong ties to Northern Michigan and give us the infrastructure and expertise to grow and better serve our clients.” The two companies will be under the umbrella of Heritage Broadcasting Company, with Lake Effect Digital continuing to go by their name. They will be working toward the mutual goal of growing together and helping Northern Michigan businesses thrive. “We are very excited about this next phase of Lake Effect and look forward to integrating with the Heritage Team. We feel fortunate to be supported by such a wonderful community and clients that have trusted us throughout the years. Our goal will be to continue our high level of service to our clients while bringing in more resources to deliver better results across all digital platforms," said Jonathan Campbell, Digital and Content Director at Lake Effect Digital. About Heritage Broadcasting Company Heritage Broadcasting Company is Northern Michigan’s News Leader and reaches people and businesses alike all over Northern Michigan. Their mission is to deliver relevant content, foster a connection between their communities in which they live, and serve both inside and outside the borders of Northern Michigan. About Lake Effect Digital Lake Effect Digital is a digital marketing agency in Traverse City, Michigan. They offer branding, website, digital marketing, social media, content strategy, SEO, and analytics to help build and grow businesses. They act as an undeniable force to bring businesses measurable results.
Employment Opportunities:
Michigan State Police:
The Michigan State Police Sault Ste Marie Post is actively recruiting for new troopers who wish to be stationed in Sault Ste Marie.

Contact For More Information:
Sgt. Ben Eckola
Sault Ste. Marie Post #82
Michigan State Police
Eighth District 
3900 I-75 BR
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Post: 906-632-2217
Cell: 989-370-8525
Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society
SEASONAL MUSEUM JOBS are available beginning May 1 at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point, Michigan. We are seeking retail sales, custodial/maintenance, marine operations, and tour guide personnel. Competitive wages and flexible schedules, full or part time. Please contact Bruce Lynn, Executive Director, at 906-635-1742, or
Visit the Shipwreck Museum Website AND Download an Employment Application by Clicking Here.
Freighter View
Assisted Living
Resident Care Assistant-
Assist residents with activities of daily living and medications, must enjoy working with the elderly, part time and full time available, all shifts available. Work with us in our beautiful community where you will be appreciated and supported. A fulfilling career awaits you! Apply today in person or at
The Palace Mexican Restaurant & Saloon
The Palace is hiring for all positions.
You can get an application in person at
200 W Portage Ave,
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Walmart is hiring for several different positions at their Sault Ste Marie Location. Starting March 13, 2021 the starting wage for Digital and Stocking associates will be up to $14 an hour! Inquire at the Customer Service counter.
The Antlers
The Antlers Is gearing up for spring.
Now taking experienced applications for the kitchen and dining room.
Please apply in person at 804 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Clyde's Drive In
We are currently looking for people to cook and prep for the season if you know someone 16 or older that will be looking for a job let them know. I will be posting times and dates to apply in the near future on our Facebook Page.
Thank you
MLS Sales Report and Inter. Bridge Traffic:
Eastern Upper Peninsula
MLS April Sales Report
International Bridge Administration
April Traffic Release
Links to Accurate COVID 19 Information:
Chamber Membership Application:
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Do you know of a business in the area who would benefit from joining the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce? Please share our Membership Application with them!

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: 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 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 for more information.
Chamber Board and Ambassadors:
Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
2581 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
phone: (906) 632-3301- fax: (906) 632-2331
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