Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Local pharmacy owners featured in national trade magazine

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The co-owners of a Bright's Grove pharmacy–situated within steps from a major drug store chain–are featured in a national trade magazine that recognizes their ability to carve out an important niche in the market. Kelly and Paul Haggerty, both pharmacists who once worked the Shopper's Drug Mart in the same area, opened Bright's Grove Remedy's […]

Chamber showcase event to be held at DeGroot’s Nurseries

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In just a few weeks, it will be time for the annual Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce business showcase event, this year to be held at DeGroots Nurseries on London Line. Spaces for the October 24 event are now 50% sold out, say organizers. Businesses wishing to participate in the showcase must be members of the […]

Wallaceburg high school receiving sustainability award

Wallaceburg District Secondary School (WDSS) will receive the first ever Sustainability Educator Award from the Education Committee of the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The award recognizes exemplary leadership in ecological, social and economic education and is being issued to WDSS for becoming the first secondary EcoSchool in the Lambton Kent District […]

Smile: New dental hygiene service focuses on frugality, flexibility

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When Corynn Lumley went to set up her new Sarnia business–Shine Dental Hygiene—it was something of an obvious move for her to look to husband Cam Lumley, a guy who's pretty handy with a set of tools, for the task of renovating her new office. Corynn watched as her husband was able to transform the […]

Labour Day Parade reminds us all how important industry and the trades are to Sarnia-Lambton

Labour Day Parade in Sarnia showcases local labour market skills and still attracts hundreds of spectators each year

Sarnia celebrated Labour Day today in traditional style as well over a thousand members of our local labour force proudly marched in the city's 111th annual Labour Day Parade in solidarity. Today's hour-long parade, with 55 entries from local business and industry and included marching bands, a roller derby team and student-rallied support for suicide […]

Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson snagged as keynote for Business Week in November


She’s a Dragon. She’s a Media Maven. She’s all about Persuasion. Arlene Dickinson is one of North America’s leading entrepreneurs and she’s coming to Sarnia on November 6 as the keynote speaker for the Sarnia-Lambton Business Week. Dickinson’s rise from an unskilled, single mother of four desperate to support her family to the CEO of […]

Local tourism agency says business in Sarnia-Lambton is picking up steam


Things are looking up for the local tourism industry according to the local tourism authority. Tourism Sarnia-Lambton has indicated local operators are seeing “last minute pickups” as the busy local tourism season picks up steam. General Manager Marlene Wood was quoted saying, “Hotel operators had been discouraged initially but the mood changes toward the end […]

Elimination of local VIA Rail services hamper with ‘Communities In Bloom’ scheduled stop in August

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Via Rail’s planned elimination of two daily passenger trains could hamper with the “Communities in Bloom” summer itinerary. Local committee chair Anne-Marie Gillis said national judges were scheduled to arrive on the afternoon train Aug. 8, but that train is to be eliminated Jul. 29. Communities in Bloom is a non-profit Canadian organization, started in […]

Award winning author & former CIBC World Markets Chief Economist Jeff Rubin speaking in Sarnia on June 27

Former Chief Economist for CIBC World Markets, Best Selling author and a conference speaker in great demand, Jeff Rubin will be at Sarnia's historic Imperial Theatre on June 27, 2012

World renowned Canadian economist, best-selling author, former chief economist at CIBC World Markets, and highly sought-after conference speaker Jeff Rubin will be in Sarnia at the historic Imperial Theatre on Jun. 27. Rubin's not your typical economist, but rather someone who, his proponents would assert, understands the economy better than most. When he's comes to […]

Hudak emphasizes debt reduction, energy, jobs and new attitude in area visit

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For Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, turning around Ontario is about changing priorities and making the province a better place to do business. Hudak admits that during the last provincial election campaign he didn't do a good enough job in articulating how a Progressive Conservative government would differ from the reining Liberals under Dalton McGuinty. […]