In celebration of Northern Ontario Business' 25th anniversary, we will be publishing a magazine featuring 25 extraordinary northerners. We are seeking input from individuals across the North, to help us compile a list of profilees. Please feel free to forward this message along to anyone you feel who could provide some input.
What is it that makes someone qualify as an extraordinary northerner? Some of the criteria we are looking for are: accomplishment in a chosen field, talent, struggle, overcoming the odds, sacrifice, resolve, determination, zest for life, caring for others, adventure, fearlessness, courage, positive attitude, organizing ability, focus, a love of the outdoors and a concern for the environment - to name a few. We're really looking for individuals who have left a footprint in the North. Although we are making some exceptions, for the most part the individuals should still have some connection to the North. We are looking for a cross-section of individuals, ranging from entrepreneurs to educators, health care professionals, athletes, artists, community organizers, volunteers, etc.
In addition to the name(s) of individuals, I am also looking for a short bio and explanation as to why you feel the individual is an extraordinary northerner, and where they can be contacted (you needn't provide the actual phone number if you don't have it available).
I will be conducting phone calls over the next week and half to compile the list and require the information by Jan. 13 (even sooner if possible).
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 705-858-4430 (this is a home number, and also my business number) or e-mail me.
Thanks for your time,
Sari Huhtala, firstname.lastname@example.org