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Sponsorship Spotlight: SSM Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

on January 27, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Sponsorship Spotlight: SSM Economic Development Corporation (EDC) by

Sponsorship Spotlight:
SSM Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

Ignite Sault team is proud to announce the SSM EDC as one of our gold sponsors for Ignite Sault 2011.

We asked Terri Chiarello, Business Development Advisor of EDC about their involvement in this year’s event:

1. Why did you sponsor Ignite Sault?

Oftentimes, a little inspiration —  encouragement in the right direction, if you will — is what turns a business idea into an actual business. When we heard about Ignite Sault, our team immediately saw the potential of this event to inspire citizens. The EDC — particularly our Business Sault Ste. Marie division — aims to inspire clients to start a new business or expand their existing business. Simply put, the EDC and Ignite Sault complement each other, which is why we’re pleased to be a part of the event.

2. What are you most looking forward to at Ignite Sault this year?

We’re looking forward to meet with people and listen to their ideas, especially on the entrepreneurship front. Inspiration is a two-way street. We hope to learn from others and also share some of the Sault’s entrepreneurial success stories. When all is said and done, we hope to inspire . . . and get inspired.

3. What speaker/talk are you most interested in hearing?

Given the wide range of speakers, it is difficult to pick one that sounds the most interesting. Suffice to say, we look forward to hearing all of them.

Sponsorship Spotlight: Jeannette’s Custom Cakes

on January 25, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Sponsorship Spotlight: Jeannette’s Custom Cakes by

Sponsorship Spotlight: Jeannette’s Custom Cakes

Ignite Sault team is proud to announce Jeannette’s Custom Cakes as one of our sponsors for Ignite Sault 2011.

We asked Jeannette Orazietti, business owner and custom cake designer about her involvement in this year’s event:

1. Why did you sponsor Ignite Sault?

I was approached last year by some friends of mine who were involved in it, when approached again, I couldn’t say no. It was a success and I really enjoyed it. I’m a big supporter of this city, I enjoy events where other people like me get together and share thoughts and experiences.

2. What are you most looking forward to at Ignite Sault this year?

I’m looking forward to debuting some new cupcakes and hearing how much information people can fit into 5 minutes

3. What speaker/talk are you most interested in hearing?

Curt O’Neil for sure, not only because he’s a good friend of mine, but because his work is awesome. Also Terri Chiarello, the EDC helped me start my business, and we can always learn more!

Sponsorship Spotlight: SooNews.ca

on January 25, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Sponsorship Spotlight: SooNews.ca by

Sponsorship Spotlight: SooNews.ca

Ignite Sault team is proud to announce SooNews.ca as one of our sponsors for Ignite Sault 2011.

We asked Jake Cormier, Manager / Developer of SooNews.ca – The Sault’s Homepage about their involvement in this year’s event:

1. Why did you sponsor Ignite Sault?

We like to associate with forward thinking, community oriented organizations. Our community is very important to us, so we like to help out wherever we can. Organizations like IgniteSault offer a grassroots approach to positive input into the community, so sponsoring this event was a no-brainer for us.

2. What are you most looking forward to at Ignite Sault this year?

We’re looking forward to seeing just how big a message one is capable of fitting into 5 minutes. It’ll also be interesting to see what kind of fascinating ideas are rolling around in the heads of our neighbours, and how excitedly the audience reacts to them.

3. What speaker/talk are you most interested in hearing?

Susan Hunter’s presentation on advertising will certainly be interesting, since that’s the only product we sell. We’re looking forward to seeing Debbie Amaroso’s presentation on community participation in local government — something we’ve long thought to be critically important but overlooked. The “cool stuff” presentations like Curt’s 3-continent photo slideshow, Bill Cole’s presentation on forests, and Luc Deschene’s talk on serendipity will be a welcome break from the more “serious” presentations but may very well turn out the be the most entertaining and educational of the lot. Really, the whole evening’s line up looks fascinating. We can’t wait!

Get your tickets NOW!

on January 18, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Get your tickets NOW! by

Tickets are ON SALE !

Ignite Sault returns by popular demand on February 10, 2011 at The Grande Theatre.  Ignite Sault’s innovative approach to sharing ideas and igniting passions works because of the format. Each presenter gets only five minutes and 20 slides to tell us their story. With this format, we get a lot of information but it doesn’t take a lot of time. The event this year will host 12 passionate speakers and also boasts food, drinks, games and prizes. It’s a great opportunity to network with others in the Sault.

Tickets are only $5 and are ON SALE NOW!  Early bird specials are also available and these won’t last long so get them while they are hot.  Ignite events get bigger and bigger year after year and we are expecting a sell out this year so don’t delay and purchase your tickets now using the ORDER NOW button below.

Early bird special (first 50 tickets)

The admission price below includes free drink ticket and your name entered into a door prize draw. Don’t wait because this offer won’t last long!


Deadline extended!

on January 3, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Deadline extended! by

Call for speakers deadline extended!

The deadline to submit your proposal has been extended until Jan 7th!  The Ignite crew has been busy over the holidays and we know you have been too so take advantage of this extra time to write down your passions, any ideas that spark your interest, or perhaps give you a reason to get out of bed everyday and submit your proposal today!

What you need

To submit your proposal all you need to know is your title and a brief description of what your Ignite talk is going to be about. Simply fill out this form and once you submit your propsal a member of the Ignite team will be in contact with you to let you know the next steps.

Do you have the presentation jitterbug?

It’s 2011 and it’s time for you to come out of your shell and get fired up! Dust off that laptop and your presentation tools and come out to our speaker workshops. Don’t have a laptop or know what presentation tools are available? Don’t worry! There is a large group of people who want you to succeed and are willing to help you!

5 minutes of fame

This is your chance to be under the spotlight. You have 5 minutes to take the stage and tell the community your story. There will be 1,000’s of others during Global Ignite Week telling their story in over 100 cities around the world! Be a part of this global phenomenon and don’t miss out on this amazing event!

You are among friends

Ignite draws people in the community who are good listeners. These people are your neighbors and friends. They want to hear YOUR story. Everyone is rooting for you, you are among friends!

Submit your proposal today!