Message from the Mayor of the City of Sault Ste. Marie

On behalf of the City of Sault Ste. Marie and our City Council, it is my pleasure to welcome attendees of the 33rd annual Northern Ontario Business Awards to our community and to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and award winners.

For the past three decades, the Northern Ontario Business Awards has provided the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of northerners. Additionally, Northern Ontario Business, through its digital and print platforms, gives our area businesses opportunities to discuss important news and events, along with shining a spotlight on new and growing enterprises.

I commend Northern Ontario Business for their hard work and dedication in organizing the awards year-after-year, and for providing northerners with a platform to share their stories. The path to achievement becomes easier to navigate when people work together, and you are helping develop a support system that encourages success. Thank you for your continued efforts.

To all of the people gathered for this year’s ceremony, you are all difference-makers and agents of positive change regardless of whether you have been formally recognized. Communities across Northern Ontario have benefitted immensely from your talent, drive and determination.

Sault Ste. Marie is proud to be the host community for this year’s awards. For our visitors from out of town, I encourage you to explore the city during your free time. We have a variety of excellent restaurants, shopping and attractions for you to experience. I hope you will enjoy your time in our community.


Christian C. Provenzano

Mayor Christian C. Provenzano