Strive Presents the first Algoma Visionary Awards Gala


The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce’s, Strive: Young Professionals Group, is proud to announce the first annual Algoma Visionary Awards (AVA) Gala.

On January 13th, 2018 at the Grand Gardens Downtown, Strive will be recognizing up to 20 individuals for their incredible efforts to achieve greatness in leadership, community engagement, professional achievement, volunteerism, and mentoring in our community.

Current Chair of the Strive Executive, Ashlee Gerard spoke of the event:

“The Algoma Visionary Awards Gala is our opportunity to recognize the incredible talent and achievements of our local younger workforce across Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma region.  We anticipate the awards will help us diversify who is considered a young professional. More importantly, it is a time to recognize those who are making change and proving they really are the leaders of tomorrow”.

Please go to the STRIVE website for more details on the available awards, and to nominate a deserving individual.

Tickets go on sale Friday December 15, 2017

Strive Ticket Cost: $60 per ticket, or $100 for two. (Each Strive member is able to bring a guest at the discount cost member, or non. But Limited to one non-member guest price)

Non-Member Cost: $80 per ticket or $150 for two.

If you are interested in becoming a Strive Member, please visit the website.

Membership fees are $40 per year, starting the day you register.

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce’s: Strive, Young Professionals Group was developed through the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce to respond to a gap in representation for young professionals within the community of Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area.

Strive aims to assist young professionals between the ages of 19 and 40 who are seeking meaningful professional development initiatives, networking opportunities, community interaction and participation as well as creating opportunities for recognition.