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BR&E project moving along

The Business Retention & Expansion task force committee recently met with the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s new community development officer, Cassandra Parise, for a status update on the project.

“This was the first time I met with the task force, and the first time the task force has met since May, so there was a lot of discussion,” noted Parise.

Safeway staff ‘adopt’ youth

Canada Safeway staff chose Fort Frances youth William Moody Jr. as the focus of their 2007-08 “We Care” campaign.

Moody suffers from spina bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around, and fundraising efforts will go towards buying a lift for Moody’s home to better allow him to go up and down stairs to leave or enter the house.

Chamber hires new officer

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, in its continuing effort to improve the economic, civic, and social well-being of the district, is pleased to announce Cassandra Parise as its new community development officer.

Parise’s main responsibility with the Chamber will be the Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) project.

Soaring loonie weighs on Emo merchants

“I think we’re doing extremely well [financially] this year,” president Colleen Vennechenko said as she opened the Emo Chamber of Commerce meeting held Monday night at the Emo Inn.

“I don’t think we’ve been spending the money or doing the advertising that we’ve been doing in the past,” she noted. “But that’s something we definitely should be doing right now and in the future.”