November 2021 Newsletter:
Brought To You By:
Nicolet Bank
Sidock Group Inc.
138 Ridge St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 635-3992
Nicolet Bank
Nicolet Bank was founded on the belief that our job is to create shared success between the 3 Circles of Customers, Shareholders and Employees. We know that each circle can be divergent and have their own interests. Our job is to create balance and grow the space of shared success where the 3 Circles overlap. This is our Vision.
Sidock Group Inc.
Established in 1974, we are a full-service firm with offices throughout Michigan and have completed projects in most market sectors; including heavy & light industrial, aviation, municipal, commercial, educational, cultural, and single & multi-family residential. 
2001 Ashmun
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906-632-1500
Thank You both for your 2021 Sponsorships!
NEW Chamber Member!
Welcome New Chamber Member U.P. North Wilderness!
Come and visit us at our new location! 416 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI!
We have the Soo's largest selection of LAZY ONE clothing and accessories. Our showroom now has bedding, wilderness themed gifts and so much more! 
Thank You Renewed Members:
Chamber News:
2021 Fall Economic Luncheon
Thank You to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Fall Economic Luncheon. It was so great to be back together and able to host this event again. A big Thank You to our speakers David Jahn of War Memorial Hospital and Dr. Diane Postler-Slattery of Mid Michigan Health for delivering such a great message to the Sault Ste Marie Business Community. There are great things in the works at War Memorial Hospital and we are so excited for them and this community that they serve.
Thank You to all who attended and we hope to see you at the next Chamber Event!
Thank You for the great photos Dale Johnson!
Business After 5
Hosted By:
Central Savings Bank
Main Branch Location
511 Bingham
Sault Ste Marie, MI
November 18th from 5-7pm
Everyone Welcome!
2022 Sponsorship Packages
Click Here to see our 2022 Sault Area Chamber of Commerce Sponsorship Packages.
The Chamber Appreciates your support!
Chamber Buck Season!
Chamber Bucks Season is upon us! Some businesses have even put in their Holiday Bonus orders with us already! We are so excited for another great big season of Chamber Bucks and keeping our dollars in our local economy. Just a reminder that last year in just the months of November and December we sold OVER $117,000 worth of Chamber Bucks all of which stayed right here in our local economy.

As of RIGHT NOW (Mid November) we are already at $110,000!
This is Amazing Sault Ste Marie! Please share about this program with your friends, family and coworkers. This program is so easy to use and so beneficial to our local economy.
*You do not need to be a Chamber Member to purchase Chamber Bucks, you just need to be a member to reimburse them*

Call us to place the order and often times we can have them ready for pickup on the same day.

Wondering where you can spend those Chamber Bucks? Below is a list of the current businesses that accept Chamber Bucks. If you dont see your business on the list, please call us at the Chamber today to get added to the list before the busy holiday season approaches. Your business isn't going to want to miss out on all these Chamber Bucks that are being distributed!
Border Reopening
At 12:01 am on November 8th we welcomed back our Canadian friends and family at the Border. Pictured in the front row from left to right is Don Gerrie: Mayor of the City of Sault Ste Marie, Linda Hoath: Executive Director of the Sault Ste Marie Conventions and Visitors Bureau and Tony Haller Executive Director of the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Sault Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to add some new Ambassadors to the Club. Ambassadors meet once a month on the first Tuesday of the month here at the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce. We discuss local events, activities, and news. We share what is learned at meetings with our businesses and the community. Ambassadors are also invited to all the Ribbon Cuttings of the Chamber to show support for new businesses in the community. Dues for Ambassadors are $25 per year but the amount made off of dues is donated to the organization of the Ambassador Club's choosing after a vote at the end of every year. The donation usually ends up being in the $500 range. Anyone can be a Chamber Member just as long as you own or work for a business that is a Chamber Member.
If you have any other questions please feel free to give the Chamber a call at 906-632-3301 or email
Member News:
This Section is Reserved for YOU!
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.
Thank You Cloverland!
DAFTER, Michigan (November 11, 2021) — High winds across the Eastern Upper Peninsula caused widespread power outages throughout Cloverland Electric’s five county service territory Thursday. At its peak, the outage event spanned more than 90 different locations with affected 7,200 co-op members mid-afternoon. Cloverland Electric advised members without power by 8 p.m. to activate medical back-up plans and to make arrangements to ensure overnight safety. While most outages were concentrated in Chippewa and Mackinac counties, crews from all five divisions continued restoration efforts until mandatory safety rest was required. Approximately 2,200 members were still out of power at 10:30 PM, but crews were able make more progress so that less than 500 members remained out of power overnight.                         
Cloverland Electric reminds the public to stay clear of downed power lines and report them by calling 1-800-562-4953 or local law enforcement agencies. Cloverland encourages members with internet access or mobile data to stay tuned to and Cloverland Electric’s Facebook page for latest updates on outages and restoration efforts.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. With over 4,000 miles of line and 43,000 meters, Cloverland serves 34,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Schoolcraft and Delta counties.
Tribe establishes COVID-19 Rescue Act Vaccination Lottery to help reduce spread of COVID-19  
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.— The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors has established a COVID-19 Rescue Act Vaccination Lottery to encourage tribal members and team members to get vaccinated to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  
The lottery will include three team member drawings and three tribal member drawings per month from December 2021 through April 2022. Eligible winners will receive $5,000 each.  
To enter the vaccination lottery, participants must complete and submit only one entry form on the tribe’s website, Eligible participants will automatically qualify for the next month’s drawings if they did not win during the prior month. 
To be eligible to participate in the lottery, tribal members and team members must be 18 and older as the entry date. Drawing winners must provide proof they received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccination as of the date the entry form was submitted. (As of the enactment of the vaccination lottery, approved vaccines are the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.) Tribal member drawing winners must submit proof of their enrollment in the tribe as of their entry form submission date and winning date. Similarly, team member drawing winners must submit proof of their employment with the tribe as of their entry form submission date and winning date.  
Tribal members who are also team members are eligible to enter both drawing categories and are eligible to win up to one prize from each drawing category. All other eligible participants may win only once.  
The vaccination lottery drawing will be administered by the independent third-party accounting firm, Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth. To view the complete vaccination lottery rules and complete the lottery entry form, please go to beginning Nov. 5.  
The vaccination lottery program will be funded with the tribe’s American Rescue Plan Act state and local fiscal recovery funds and other federally approved vaccination funding received by the tribe.  
Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (equal to 60 semester hours) required.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Loves education and children.
Has a passion for the outdoors and the environment.
Computer literate.
Excellent verbal and written expression.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Works well in a collaborative environment.
To provide students with a first-class learning experience, contributing to their development as responsible citizens and leaders in their communities.
To apply, please visit:
Please contact Sara Hogle, Human Resources Generalist directly with questions at
MLS Sales Report and Inter. Bridge Traffic:
Eastern Upper Peninsula
MLS October Sales Report
International Bridge Administration
October Traffic Release
Chamber Membership Application:
Join the Chamber?
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
Click Here for our Chamber Contact Information, Staff Directory, and The Chamber Office Hours 
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