We couldn’t do it without your support
For the last 12 plus years, I have written extensively about the achievements of Northern Ontario’s mining cluster and its fabulous mineral wealth. This time, I’m going to zero in on Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal and the role we play in showcasing the mining expertise of Northern Ontario.
Every issue of SMSJ is distributed to thousands of mining industry leaders across Northern Ontario, Canada and the world. Through cyberspace, our content reaches tens of thousands more industry leaders.
If we’ve written a story about a Northern Ontario mining supplier, exploration company, research organization or a specific mining related product or technology, and someone in Russia, Argentina, South Africa or Mongolia does a Google search, chances are that story will appear in the top five or 10 search results. Go ahead, Google “battery power mining,” “mine air heaters,” or just about any Northern Ontario mining supplier to see for yourself.
In the bricks and mortar world, our stories are tacked on to lunchroom bulletin boards and proudly framed in reception areas for all to see.
We’re a window on the mining expertise of the Northern Ontario mining cluster and an important sales and marketing partner. Indeed, we have played an essential role in the growth and development of the cluster alongside the Sudbury Area Mining and Supply and Service Association, the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, the municipal development corporations and others.
Why do we do it? Some 13 years ago, my fellow columnist and Laurentian University economics professor David Robinson talked Laurentian Media and Northern Ontario Business president Michael Atkins into launching Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal – not to become fabulously wealthy, but as an altruistic community and cluster building exercise.
There is always more to do, but we believe we have succeeded, in large part because of the incredible expertise,
creativity and entrepreneurial talents of the people we write about.
What keeps us going? Readers in the mining industry who rely on us to stay informed about the products and services that impact on their operations, and mining suppliers who connect with them through investments in advertising space.
It’s worth driving this self-serving message home at least once every 12 years because without the support of the Northern Ontario mining supply community, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
To the readers and advertisers who have made it possible for us to celebrate this milestone, we offer our sincere thanks and pledge to continue to live up to and exceed your expectations. We’ve come a long way. Let’s continue to work together to take full advantage of this important, business building mining journal.