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There will soon be a place where ideas from potential entrepreneurs are encouraged and developed. The Sault Community Entrepreneur Network Exchange will be receiving 10 thousand dollars from the city’s Economic Development Fund after a request was approved by City Council on Monday. The exchange was identified as a strategic priority project and it was given to Business Sault Ste. Marie by the EDC to develop. The money will be spent on promoting SCENE and to help it through its first year of operation. Business Sault Ste. Marie business development advisor Terri Chiarello says SCENE will help people who are ‘gun shy’ about discussing their ideas with someone representing the business community. Advertising for the exchange is expected to start this fall. Various methods of promotion will range from radio and social media to online banner advertising — SCENE will also have its own page through the Economic Development Corporation website. Early meetings will take place in Sault Ste. Marie only, but Chiarello is hopeful that SCENE meetings will expand in a few years to neighbouring communities within Algoma District.