Posts Tagged ‘business’

Business group co-sponsoring conference on cross-border collaboration

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The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is co-sponsoring a cross-border conference that will focus on economic issues that impact trade, transportation, investment, and job creation in the Blue Water region of Ontario and Michigan. The Bi-National Blue Water Regional Collaboration Conference will take place October 2, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 500 Thomas [...]

Indiefest organizers reaching out to local businesses for additional sponsors to help support planned summer festival

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Sarnia’s newest concert series featuring independent artists from across the nation – Indiefest 2013 – set to culminate with a one-day outdoor festival in August is shaping up to become one of the region’s most hotly anticipated events of the summer. With that, an endeavor and effort of this scale with the inherent propensity of [...]

Break and enter in Bright’s Grove caught on video

  Sarnia Police say they plan to review the video surveillance from a break and enter at a Bright's Grove business early Tuesday morning (March 12). The video, which will be forwarded to police, is said to reveal two men responsible for smashing in the front door to gain entry. One of the men was [...]

New boss at Chamber of Commerce is hired

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Rory Ring, a long-time resident of Sarnia and well known in the business development community, is replacing the retiring Garry McDonald as President/CEO of the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce. Ring was chosen from among 50 candidates for the post. His experience includes working for the predecessor to the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership. "We are most [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Lambton College gets nearly $1m in five-year federal funding for Research Chair

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  Lambton College has received one of the 14 first ever NSERC Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges in Canada. The NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges grants are based on partnerships with businesses to conduct research projects in areas such as information and communications technologies, environmental technologies, natural resources and energy.  Lambton College has been [...]

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 [...]