Guest Editorial

Jim Bence, President & CEO
Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association
Throughout the annals of recorded time, there have been events that have changed the course of history. Be it for a community, country or the globe, these instances are referred to as “Watershed Moments.”
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has finalized its election policy pillars, in preparation for the 2020 Saskatchewan provincial election.

The pillars inform Chamber members of key business issues for this election, and put business priorities in front of political parties to raise the profile of these issues in the public eye.

Head to our policy pillars page for more information and to view interviews with local business leaders discussing the importance of each pillar to their business and the overall business community.
In September, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce wrote to the Honourable Gordon Wyant, Q.C., Minister responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan, to provide statements and further recommendations on the Board-approved Government Procurement Policy. Read more.
Grab Your Slice is a webinar hosted by MNP and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce aimed at helping Saskatchewan businesses apply for federal COVID-19 support programs.

Only 1.7% of available Federal COVID-19 support funding has been claimed by Saskatchewan businesses. We'll make it simple for you and your business to get your slice of the pie. Learn more.

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce network is conducting a survey as part of the Training & Employment Network Project to support labour inclusion policies in rural Saskatchewan in response to COVID-19.

Take the five minute survey and you'll have the chance to win one of three gift cards valued at $300, $200, and $100!

The goal of the TEN Project is to provide clear and locally coordinated pathways for workers to be identified, as well as to present learning opportunities to enhance skills using a combination of existing and new training for employers.

The University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Business Essentials Program specifically designed for Saskatchewan businesses impacted by the pandemic. Learn More.

There is no better time than right now to start continuing education for your career. Edwards Executive Education offers professional development in leadership, management, communications, and process and project management. Programs are currently being offered virtually, with funding opportunities from the Government of Saskatchewan covering up to 100% of tuition costs. Learn More.

You have all seen the success Coach Dickenson has had on the football field in his first year as head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Under his leadership, the Roughriders finished the 2019 season with a 13 and 5 record, which was good enough to win the West Division for the first time in a decade.

Now it’s YOUR TURN to learn directly from Coach Dickenson on what he believes it means to be a leader. Purchase your seat for the webinar to learn from your favourite teams head coach on how he has been able to overcome adversity on the football field and in life. All proceeds from this event go directly to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation. Secure your seat now!

Tuesday, November 3 @ 1:15-2:15 p.m.

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be a member of the STOPS to Violence Network. Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence builds on partnerships, information sharing and education to promote healthy relationships and build strong, peaceful communities where all people are safe and valued.

To find out how to partner with STOPS, attend their virtual information session on October 22 or November 5. Learn more.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Events
Thursday, October 22
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Thursday, November 24
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST

The ABEX Awards are Saskatchewan's largest and longest-running business awards program, celebrating business excellence since 1984. In 2020, the ABEX Awards will be shifting from its traditional celebration of Saskatchewan business success to recognizing businesses and individuals who have become Saskatchewan's everyday heroes. Learn more.

Click here to view the list of this year's ABEX Awards recipients.
“Saskatoon’s businesses are ready to lead Saskatoon’s economic recovery. Our restaurants, retailers, tourism providers, Indigenous enterprises, arts organizations and other businesses are on the front lines of this challenge, doing their best to keep their doors open and keep people employed. With the right tools, business climate and freedom to grow, they’ll do what they do best: adapt, innovate and help Saskatoon rebound stronger than ever."

- Jason Aebig, CEO, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

CNH Industrial partnered with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) Solar Co-operative and MiEnergy to install 1,000 new solar panels at their Saskatoon facility. This forward-thinking move will offset 8 per cent of their total energy consumption off grid with non-renewable energy sources. Read more.
“We'd like to congratulate Brad Farquhar on his new role with this important new initiative from the Hill and Levene Schools of Business. Agribusiness is a critical component of our economy and Brad is the right person to lead the way."

- Steve McLellan
CEO, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce

“This year, more than ever, we wanted to honour our members by giving back to their employees and employees’ children. The WRLA would not be where it is today, after 130 years, if it wasn’t for our strong membership base, and the continued support and commitment that these businesses have for our association and the industry,” says Liz Kovach, WRLA president. Read more.
Congratulations to SAGE Roadway Signs, a division of JNE Welding, on their recent partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan to provide 3,000 highway traffic signs. Read more.
Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison has announced $1 million in funding to support Indigenous participation in Saskatchewan’s natural resource sector. Read more.
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