We surveyed the Saskatchewan business community on what they thought of the recently announced target date of July 11 to lift all COVID-19 restrictions.

49% of respondents believe July 11 is appropriate to lift all restrictions. InputSask members can click here to access full survey results. If you're not an InputSask member, you will be prompted to sign-up to access the results.

The SCC would also like to thank everyone who participated in our annual membership survey. Your input helps shape and improve the way the SCC serves its members.

The SCC is continually advocating on behalf of Saskatchewan businesses to government officials on the important issues facing our business community. Here are some of our most recent advocacy letters:

CPHR Saskatchewan is thrilled to announce that the Government of Saskatchewan passed Bill 19 – The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Act, formally granting CPHR Saskatchewan the public protection mandate for the members of CPHR Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter of support for this legislation in 2016 and we are pleased to see this action taken. Learn more.
Getting vaccinated can bring us all back together, faster. Getting back to doing all of the things we used to love, and visiting all of the places we used to go. Learn more.
Deadline is July 1, 2021
Take advantage of the SCC's new referral rewards program! If you know a business who isn't an SCC member, but should be, let us know and you will receive a gift card to a local restaurant in your area. Learn more.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and National Cannabis Working Group (NCWG) is creating a Steering Committee to help shape the path forward for the NCWG. If you are interested in joining the NCWG and the Steering Committee, please reach out to Jarred Cohen at the Canadian Chamber. Learn more.
The ABEX Awards are pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) to celebrate STEP’s 25th anniversary with the unique STEP 25th Anniversary Export Award at the 2021 ABEX Awards. This award celebrates the successes of Saskatchewan exporters. Apply before July 15, 2021 here.
Thursday, June 17 | 9 - 10:30 AM
Free virtual event
Did you know that we tend to flip our personality type under acute and chronic stress? With employees returning to the workplace, it is extremely important that we are aware of the impact that the pandemic is having on our leaders and our team members.

Join us along with Jolene Watson as we learn about how to navigate the post-pandemic work environment. Register now.
Wednesday, June 16 | 12 - 2 AM CST
All over the world, SMEs make billions of decisions that can shape our food systems for the better. Attend this regional dialogue to share your story and ideas of how SMEs are supporting the goals of the Food Systems Summit. Learn more.
It's safe, quick and easy, and it can be done online. Your responses will help plan services that support employment, education, public transportation and hospitals in your community. Learn more.
CanadianSME Small Business Foundation has partnered with UPS to promote small businesses throughout their social media platforms. CanadianSME will select a small business on a daily basis and create a short video clip promoting the company's products and services. Apply for free here.
Saskatoon-based retail software startup 7shifts has raised $21.5 million USD ($25.9 million CAD) in Series B financing as the company looks to scale its restaurant labour management platform to meet the needs of restaurants as they gear up for the post-pandemic world. Learn more.
The SCC would like to congratulate Jennifer Denouden, CEO and Founder of Avana, on being selected as the 2021 recipient of the Community Involvement Award presented at the WESK Summit Gala.

The Community Involvement Award is presented to the Saskatchewan woman entrepreneur that has been a leader in creating ways of conducting business that have a positive impact on the community. Read more.
The Brandt Group of Companies has announced plans to make a major investment in staffing and will hire more than 1,000 new employees by the end of 2021. The new positions will span the Regina-based company’s 100+ location international network, focusing on roles in Canada and the USA. Learn more.
Vendasta has announced C$119.5 million in financing to further accelerate the sales growth of its end-to-end ecommerce platform for companies who provide digital products and services to small and medium businesses (SMBs) worldwide. Learn more.
Thanks to Cowessess' focus on low-carbon skills development for community members, Greenwave was able to provide an opportunity to Aidan Thompson, a Cowessess community member, who assisted the Greenwave team with a Regina-based install of energy sub-monitoring hardware that will collect energy usage data to determine the facility's baseline energy consumption.

Greenwave looks forward to continuing to work with Cowessess First Nation to provide future low-carbon skills development opportunities.
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