October 2020 Newsletter
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Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie features an on-site hotel offering 319 well-furnished rooms, including deluxe suites and whirlpool rooms. All guests have access to the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, fitness room, and arcade. There are also several different food options to choose from on site. The 260-seat DreamCatchers Restaurant offers a full menu. along with a salad bar and buffet. Now Smoke Free! Kewadin’s Trail Deli offers guests many scrumptious treats! Here you can find our signature Kewadin Club Sandwich along with other favorites including hot wings, french fries, omelets and ice cream desserts. Room Service is available for your convenience to all of Kewadin’s guests during restaurant hours. Kewadin offers a generous menu to choose from.

Thank You Kewadin Casino for your
2020 Chamber Sponsorship
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Alta Equipment Rentals
2717 Ashmun
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 259-8313
Email: scott.sebastian@altaequipment.com
Alta Equipment is the largest Volvo Construction equipment dealer in the US and a Michigan based company. They offer over 40 equipment manufactures. New and used sales, rentals, field and shop service, and parts. Locally they have all of the software to work on any construction equipment.
History of Hometown Heroes
History of Hometown Heroes is dedicated to bringing communities a unique and impactful way to honor the service and sacrifice of local military veterans.
1404 Hyde St.
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
(906) 322-2406
Email: historyofhometownheroes@gmail.com
Member News:
The big “New and Emerging Artists” Exhibition fills both Alberta House galleries through October 31, and it’s pretty amazing. Artists range in age from 6, to seniors in a show that is colorful, upbeat and multi-media. The show was curated by Jeanne Tubman and most of the artists were her students at one time or another, but all of the paintings in this show were produced by individuals on their own. To bring out the shy ones, participation was made easy, with no fee for entry and no commission charged on work sold. Some of the work is for sale, and the buyer should know that every cent in a sale will go to the artist.
Small prizes will be awarded in a number of categories. The judge for the show is Diana Grenier of Cedarville, a multi-media artist and teacher with a well deserved, state-wide reputation. 
Get on the SAAC website: Click Here for the Link
Liz Brugman, our webmaster has put the entire exhibit, photographed by Jeanne Tubman, up on our website as a slide show!
Because of the virus, open hours in Alberta House have been reduced to Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are required and 6 foot social distancing, as well, except for family groups.  Masks are available at the desk for those who need them. They are free of charge, courtesy of fiber artist Karen Sutton Boger. Come out and visit a magnificent show!
Alberta House is located just south of West Portage Avenue, at 217 Ferris Street. Ferris is a short street that runs into Portage between the Seven Seas Motel and the VFW Hall, just south of the Soo Locks Visitors Center. Look for a tall, blue Victorian building with “ALBERTA HOUSE” painted right on the side. Admission is free of charge.
Have you seen the great giveaways on the Central Savings Bank Facebook Page? All it takes to enter is a like and a share of their posts to be entered.
Click Here for the link to their page.
Be sure to enter before this Friday October 16th or the drawing ends.
The Sault Ste Marie Economic Development Corporation's SmartZone conference room is the ideal setting for your next meeting, workshop, training, or reception. The space comfortably seats 24 and is fully-equipped for presentations, videos, and conference calls. If you are looking to have your event catered, we can even help to coordinate refreshments and get you in touch with local caterers. Let us know what you envision and we will do our best to make it happen!
Learn more/make a reservation by Clicking Here
The Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive director. Kayla Nicholson, most recently employed at Lake Superior State University, has accepted the position of executive director for the Downtown Development Authority, and began in the position on September 14th, 2020. Director Nicholson is excited to begin working as DDA Director for Downtown Sault Ste. Marie, and brings a tremendous amount of passion, dedication, and strong work ethic to the position. Director Nicholson comes from a varied background that includes everything from agribusiness to marketing, to guiding student tours. She developed a passion for historic downtowns, having grown up in her home town of Athens, Ohio, a community known for terrific downtown festivals and events, great architecture, and challenges similar to Downtown Sault Ste. Marie’s. “I’m excited to bring fresh ideas to Downtown Sault Ste. Marie,” said Kayla Nicholson, “and I’m looking for to diving deeper into the community, and getting to know everyone.” Downtown Development Board Chair Allison Youngs said, “The downtown has seen vast improvement over the past few years and we are excited to have Kayla further the progress that the DDA has made and bring fresh new ideas to the Sault.” 
The Sault Ste Marie Conventions and Visitors Bureau shares the Ultimate guide to hunting and fishing this Fall in and around Sault Ste Marie, MI.

Consisting of thousands of miles of shoreline and acres of public land to experience nature, Sault Ste. Marie is your destination to take it all in. The area in autumn not only offers glorious fall colors but is prime fishing and hunting time. So what are you waiting for? Grab your fishing pole or hunting gear and head to the Soo.



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On Friday, October 2, 2020 the Michigan Supreme Court issued a ruling that limits the governor's use of executive orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This opens up many questions for small businesses about how to operate going forward. While we at SBAM expect there to be additional rules and orders using additional authority provisions, in the meantime we recommend following the best practices laid out by OSHA and the CDC. Click here for that guidance. 

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Renewed Members September 2020
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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!

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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.
Sault Area Chamber of Commerce- 2581 I-75 Business Spur- Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
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