Jody Tait of Algoma Power with door prize winner Bill Gunn.
Almost 50 chamber members and local business owners came out for the soup and sandwich event, which promoted networking, provided an update on current chamber initiatives such as the Canada 150 Celebration plans, and explored future opportunities for the area as a whole.
Lee-Ann Blondeau Team Lead at Sault College Employment Solutions in Blind River, presented three local businesses with awards for supporting and using the various employment services they provide.
2016 award recipients were Pat and Larry Peterson-Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse (pictured above), Meadowview Alpaca Farm and McClelland's Hardware. Unfortunately, the other two business owners were unable to attend the event, as they are selling product at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto this week.
Jody Tait of Algoma Power donated a pack filled with energy-saving items as the door prize, won by Bill Gunn. The chamber also held a draw for a free one year membership, which was won by Lory Patteri.