October 2021 Newsletter:
Brought To You By:
Old Mission Bank
Michigan Works!
Bay Mills Resort and Casino
2701 I75 Business Spur
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Old Mission Bank
Our Mission is to provide superior financial services and products to the businesses, individuals, and communities we serve. Our organization is a result of our community's desire to have more than one locally owned and controlled commercial banking option.
Being locally owned and controlled insures that this community's funds are reinvested in the growth and development of Sault Ste. Marie and the neighboring communities we serve, as well as providing long term, stable employment opportunities for current and future generations. Fulfillment of these commitments is the true definition of a Community Bank.
Michigan Works!
Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! promotes and addresses the needs of businesses for current and future work-ready talent, in support of a strong and resilient economy.
Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! envisions a healthy, resilient, and globally competitive regional economy, with a workforce that has the knowledge and skills to strengthen and support business success.
1118 E Easterday Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906-635-1752
Bay Mills Resort and Casino
Bay Mills Resort & Casino has 142 hotel rooms, several restaurants, casino gift shop, 124 RV sites and a championship 18 hole golf course. We are a waterfront resort located on miles of well groomed snowmobile, ATV and hiking trails.
11386 W Lakeshore Dr.
Brimley, MI 49715
Phone: 888-422-9645
Thank You all for your Silver 2021 Sponsorships!
Thank You Renewed Members:
Chamber News:
2021 Fall Economic Luncheon
Please join us
October 28th at Lake Superior State University
Cisler Center
Tickets and Sponsorships Available:
Sault Area Chamber of Commerce 906-632-3301
Email Director Tony Haller:
Business After 5
Hosted By:
Central Savings Bank
Main Branch Location
511 Bingham
Sault Ste Marie, MI
November 18th from 5-7pm
Everyone Welcome!
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.
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!
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 director@saultstemarie.org
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.
Symmetry Studio
Ribbon Cutting
Recently members of the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce's Ambassadors and Board Members attended a Ribbon Cutting at Symmetry Studio a new Microblading business right here in Sault Ste Marie, MI. Also inside the studio is Salon C for all your hair needs and BeautifulYOU Aesthetics. Owner of Symmetry Studio Heather Atkinson has remodeled the building beautifully. Stop in and check out the changes and make yourself (or your special someone) an appointment.
Phone: (906) 259-0633
2104 Ashmun
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Business After 5
Remax Northstar
October's Business After 5 was held at Remax Northstar here in Sault Ste Marie, MI. Our host Garth McMaster Jr. and his agents had their newly remodeled office filled with delicious food and drinks. Many people from the Sault Ste Marie area business community were seen networking. Thank you so much ReMax for having us over for a fun night!
Meet us on November 18th at Central Savings Bank from 5-7pm
War Memorial Hospital Donates to Soo Theatre Restoration Project
Sault Ste. Marie, MI – War Memorial Hospital has committed to supporting the Soo Theatre Restoration Project with a $10,000 donation. The funds are in support of the Soo Theatre’s exterior restoration project, helping to revitalize the historic building. The theatre’s mission is to foster the enjoyment, understanding and development of the performing arts in the Easter Upper Peninsula though diverse and engaging experiences. This restoration project started in 2003 and has recently gained momentum.
“War Memorial is honored to support the Soo Theatre Restoration Project. This is an important downtown building that provides continued arts and cultural experiences within our community” said WMH President & CEO, David Jahn.
The Soo Theatre is a historic building built in 1930. The restoration will return the building to its original beauty, with some modern enhancements. The project will restore the marquee, increase energy efficiency throughout the building, improve ADA access and increase the overall safety of the building while maintaining the original structure.
The Soo Theatre provides diverse arts programing and education, collaboration with artists, organizations, schools and the community to encourage the creation, appreciation, performance and understanding of the arts. The STAR program was developed in 2005 and continues to provide educational experiences for youth and adults within the Easter Upper Peninsula. This project will allow these important programs to continue.
MLS Sales Report and Inter. Bridge Traffic:
Eastern Upper Peninsula
MLS September Sales Report
International Bridge Administration
September 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: 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
phone: (906) 632-3301- fax: (906) 632-2331
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