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Local Fastenal store now open

Fastenal Company, a full-line distributor of industrial and construction supplies, has opened a new store in Fort Frances.

The Fort Frances store is one of more than 200 new stores Fastenal Company has opened in the past year. It operates 1,962 stores served by 12 distribution centers nationwide.

Denby to head Chamber

Christine Denby (Gillons’ Insurance Brokers) was elected president of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce at its annual general membership meeting late Tuesday afternoon at The Harbourage.

Taking Denby’s place as first vice-president will be Cathy Emes (Edwards Jones).

Emo student’s business plan tops in region First runner-up provincially

The winners of Ontario’s fifth-annual Secondary School Business Plan Competition were announced Saturday during simultaneous ceremonies in North Bay, Cornwall, Burlington, and London.

Brandon Olson of Emo was crowned the regional winner from Northern Ontario as well as the first runner-up in the provincial competition, earning $2,000.

Estate planning broadcast planned

George Emes, the Edward Jones investment representative in Fort Frances, is hosting a free broadcast presentation entitled “Improve the State of Your Estate Plan” next Tuesday (Nov. 21) at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 318 Scott St.

Having a thorough estate plan can make a major difference for your loved ones by helping minimize taxes and uncertainty.