Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Mardi-Rock to offer unique business networking opportunities this week, proceeds will benefit cystic fibrosis

Mardi-Rock party and business networking event to be held Apr. 26 at Guildwood Inn with proceeds being donated to cystic fibrosis research

Local businessman Fabien Jagoo is hosting Mardi-Rock Thursday Apr. 26, an event that's been coined a party with unique, extraordinary business networking opportunities, at Point Edward's Guildwood Inn. Jagoo is inviting anyone interested in making new connections and building bridges inside Sarnia-Lambton's business community to attend and bring friends. Mardi-Rock promises to deliver a clear, [...]

Shell turnaround manager now chair of Sarnia Construction Association’s Owner Client Council

Shell’s Turnaround Manager at the Sarnia Manufacturing Centre, Joe Wilson has been appointed to the role of Chairman of the Sarnia Construction Association’s Owner-Client Council. SCA General Manager, Andy Pilat says it’s been a long time since Shell has held a leadership position on the council, and having a well respected person like Wilson in [...]

A decade after major store opens, LCBO has new, improved version

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It took a decade or so before the LCBO store that then CEO (and former Sarnia MPP Andy Brandt) opened on Exmouth Street near Lambton Mall Road. Today Brandt was back, this time as the guest of new CEO Bob Peter, to herald the opening of another store, this one in the Smart Centre adjacent [...]

Local volunteers spread the ‘safe dig’ word

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Friday (April 13) was "Dig Safe Day" in the area and several volunteers from a number of local companies took time out of their schedules to spread the word about the need to call before putting shovel to soil. Pictured at the information table are, from left, Amy Vandendool of Plains Midstream, Jen Mcgillivray of Nova, [...]

Former Dow property comes full circle with plans by bio-tech firm to build

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Less than three years after its founding, a bio-tech company has announced plans to build on property once owned by one of Chemical Valley's legacy companies. Toronto-based Solutions4CO2 Inc., which made the announcement Tuesday, said it was partnering with BARD Holding, Inc., a U.S. based commercial-scale algae producer. The joint venture will first establish a [...]

Local leaders give their perspective on community topics to breakfast crowd

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The annual Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Breakfast continues to grab the attention of politicians and business leaders alike, judging from a crowded ballroom at the Lambton INN on Wednesday morning. Speaking to an enthusiastic audience were, in order of appearance, Lambton County Warden Steve Arnold, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and Petrolia Mayor John [...]

‘Dig Safe Day’ to promote month-wide awareness of better construction practices

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The organization sponsoring this Friday's "Safe Dig Day" may be something of a mouthful, but the message being brought by the Sarnia Geographic Council of the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance is a relatively simple one: if you're a homeowner or contractor doing work involving excavation, do it right. Officials will be at the Sarnia [...]

Sarnia’s Mike Bradley calls out OLG and province for ‘big lie’ regarding Slots closure

Hiawatha Horse Park and Slots lays off 140 part-time employees effective April 30, 2012

Lest anyone missed one of the burrs under the saddle of Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, the city's long-standing political leader made sure a crowded house at the Community Leadership Breakfast got the point: OLG's upcoming closure of its Slots operation at the Hiawatha Horse Park is just plain wrong. Bradley responded to a post-speech question [...]

Sarnia manufacturer gets national press

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  Thanks to a story that appears in the latest issue of Maclean's magazine, at least one Sarnia-Lambton manufacturer is getting national attention. In a story by local reporter Heather Wright, which was posted on the Maclean's website April 4, LamSar Industrial Contractors are gearing up for what they hope is a surge in business [...]

Chamber of Commerce lauds top firms with Outstanding Business Achievement awards

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  The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce held its 2012 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala Friday night, with the following awards being presented: Employee Relations- McDonald’s Restaurant sponsored by Nova Chemicals Colleen and Peter Buckley Young Entrepreneur- Elio Ifrate of Ifrate Chiropractic sponsored by Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation Elio Iafrate Business Leadership – Myles [...]