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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.

District company wins business award

Tony Marinaro was thrilled when he heard his company had won an award, but he didn’t realize its prestige until attending the annual Northern Ontario Business Awards last week in Thunder Bay.

“It was really amazing,” enthused Marinaro, director of operations of Kish-Gon-Dug Canada, which is located at Naicatchewenin First Nation north of Devlin.

Nominees for Chamber business awards unveiled

While the numbers weren’t looking to great earlier last week, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce saw a last-minute flood of nominations before the 5 p.m. deadline on Friday for its 11th-annual business awards.

“We ended up with a total of 74 nominees,” Chamber office manager Dawn Booth said yesterday. “We got our minimum three nominees in each of the categories.”