Revelling in our independence.We revel in our independence. Northern Ontario Business Northern Ontario Business is a Canadian magazine, which publishes monthly in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. The magazine covers business news and issues in Northern Ontario. is one of the last independent regional business newspapers in the country. Actually, we were also one of the first. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary. Additionally we are celebrating our 20th anniversary of the Northern Ontario Business Awards program. There has been a lot of water under the bridge in the last quarter century and it is hard to know where to begin. We started out believing the North needed a voice: a publication that would celebrate community building, wealth creation and a spirit of private enterprise in Northern Ontario Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario which lies north of Lake Huron (including Georgian Bay), the French River and Lake Nipissing.
Northern Ontario has a land area of 802,000 km² (310,000 mi²) and constitutes 87% of the land area of Ontario, although it . We weren't were·n't
Contraction of were not.
weren't were not then, and we aren't now shy about giving our opinions about the body politic BODY POLITIC, government, corporations. When applied to the government this phrase signifies the state.
2. As to the persons who compose the body politic, they take collectively the name, of people, or nation; and individually they are citizens, when considered and advocating for the things we believe are important for Northerners.
It would be silly to suggest all of this has been an easy road for us or Northern Ontario. The truth is that it is always a struggle to do business in Northern Ontario, which offers up short periods of prosperity fueled by commodity prices, followed by years of adjustment fueled by commodity prices. Today it's the time for mineral communities and not the time for forestry communities.
The truth is that because we have a huge land mass, a modest population and an economy vastly different than southern Ontario we have an extraordinarily difficult time being heard, much less listened to. The challenge today, as it was 25 years ago is to build sustainable communities Sustainable communities are communities planned, built, or modified to promote sustainable living. They tend to focus on environmental sustainability (including development and agriculture) and economic sustainability. inside what is essentially an unsustainable economic model.
At Northern Ontario Business we believe it is up to the business community to lead this fight and in many locales they are doing just that.
The challenge for the North is not much different to our own challenge at NOB Nob, in the Bible, religious center just N of Jerusalem. Saul had its inhabitants massacred. . We need to innovate in·no·vate
v. in·no·vat·ed, in·no·vat·ing, in·no·vates
To begin or introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time.
To begin or introduce something new. monthly, reinvent re·in·vent
tr.v. re·in·vent·ed, re·in·vent·ing, re·in·vents
1. To make over completely: "She reinvented Indian cooking to fit a Western kitchen and a Western larder" ourselves yearly, work twice as hard as our colleagues in growing markets, and as we get older build a succession plan that keeps our dreams alive and passed on to the next generation. When we thought about what we should do for our 25th anniversary it became clear early on we wanted to share a gift with you.
Our gift was to share the northern spirit we experience each and every day of the week 52 weeks a year. We picked 25 extraordinary Northerners and told their story in a beautiful glossy gloss·y
adj. gloss·i·er, gloss·i·est
1. Having a smooth, shiny, lustrous surface: glossy satin. See Synonyms at sleek.
2. magazine called "Fabulous Northern Ontario." You will find it at a newsstand near you. If you would like to order direct call us at 1-800-757-2766 and ask for Karen Teddy or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The book is not about business people although, of course there are some. It is about extraordinary people; people shaped by the North, moved by the North and unique as a result.
We know you will love it and because we are not above doing a little commerce we highly recommend you get a copy or two for Christmas and send it to a relative, a business associate, a politician or a friend far away who would enjoy seeing what we are about.
In the end, what matters more than politics, the economy or our wealth is who we are. This magazine will make you proud.
We are proud to have been here to see and record this extraordinary culture. Thank you for your support.
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