Anticipating another busy year ahead promoting Fort Frances and its business community, the local Chamber of Commerce is requesting $7,500 as its fee-for-service in the 2008 municipal budget.
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The business retention and expansion survey launched by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce back in March has seen a delay over the summer, but will get back into gear this fall once the Chamber hires a new community development intern.
“The quality of our forest management system is second-to-none.”
In response to a Greenpeace report issued last month criticizing forest companies and their customers for making and purchasing products using fibre harvested from the Canadian boreal forest, Abitibi-Consolidated regional manager Doug Murray set the record straight to town council Monday night.
Town council will be all ears for suggestions and comments from residents as to what they feel are the most important municipal services and projects—and thus should be considered during the 2008 budget process—at a public meeting tonight at 6:20 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
Some readers might think the term “general supply” went out of fashion around the time doctors stopped doing house calls.
Granted, methods such as niche marketing and e-commerce are now widely adopted, but one local business has found a way to continue to use the phrase successfully.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has opened doors for a local literacy program by providing locally-relevant, community-based solutions for targeted under-served and under-represented groups.
The annual “Northern Networks” trade conference held Aug. 29-31 in Duluth, Mn. proved to b a worthwhile trip, Mayor Roy Avis and Coun. Paul Ryan reported at Monday night’s regular council meeting.
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce already is planning its 12th-annual business awards banquet, which will take place Nov. 3 at La Place Rendez-Vous.
But it is up to district residents to nominate those deserving to walk up on stage and be in the spotlight that night.
The Super 8 Motel on King’s Highway in the west end of Fort Frances re-defines in many ways the notion of a standard motel. The establishment provides a fully-stocked breakfast lounge, a swimming pool, whirlpool, steambath, high-speed Internet in the room, and a coin laundry. At the helm of the facility is general manager Wanda Barker.
Last Wednesday, a Fort Frances financial institute received fraudulent American Express travellers cheques in $500 denominations. The institute was aware these cheques were fake prior to dispersing any cash and notified the Fort Frances OPP. An investigation revealed a local resident received the cheques in the mail from an “online friend” they had met in the United States. The inv