News for Chamber

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is disappointed that the federal government is moving forward with the imposition of a carbon tax on the province. “Businesses do not in any way benefit from new taxes and it is often difficult to pass new costs on to their customers,” said CEO Steve McLellan.   The position of the Saskatchewan Chamber has been clear and consistent in that the solution to ...read more
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
The Roger Philips Chamber Builder award is named in honor of Mr. Roger Phillips, who originated the ABEX Awards 35 years ago. The award is presented to an individual with a long-standing history of committing time, thought leadership and guidance to the Chamber network in Saskatchewan.   This year’s recipient of the 2018 Roger Phillips Chamber Builder Award is Linda Machniak of North Battleford. ...read more
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Monday, October 01, 2018
After months of often rancorous negotiations, an updated North American free trade agreement is one step closer to reality.     The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, was agreed upon in principle by representatives from all three countries on September 30, 2018. This tentative deal will go a long way in providing the much-need certainty that businesses require in order to properly ...read more
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2018 ABEX Business Leader of the Year is Saskatchewan businessman Grant J. Kook. Mr. Kook will be presented the award at the 2018 ABEX Awards on October 20th at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Grant Kook is the founder, President and CEO of Westcap Mgt. Ltd., a leading Saskatchewan venture capital and private equity fund manager. By ...read more
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Meridian Surveys is the 32nd company that will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame at the 2018 ABEX Awards on October 20th at TCU Place in Saskatoon. “I am extremely happy to see Meridian Surveys as this years Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame inductee. Meridian Surveys is made up of an incredible team of people who are committed to quality and excellence in our province. Our ...read more
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Monday, July 09, 2018
Chamber meeting with Group of North Dakota Chambers to Promote Trade amidst Tariffs Regina, July 9, 2018 – Today, Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is meeting with partners in the North Dakota chamber network as we continue to advocate the value of open trade borders despite the recent steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the US government and subsequent retaliatory ...read more
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Thursday, July 05, 2018
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has been named a finalist for the 2018 Chamber of the Year award for the third consecutive year.     The Chamber of the Year award is presented by the Virginia-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and is North America’s only award recognizing the leadership role chambers have in their communities. Chambers of Commerce that have received ...read more
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Friday, June 08, 2018
  For Immediate Release   June 8, 2018    The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Supports Federal Investment in Rural Internet.   The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce applauds the federal government’s announcement earlier today regarding their investment of $12 million to bring faster internet to 30 communities in rural Saskatchewan.   “Faster internet, in rural and remote areas of the ...read more
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
For Immediate Release   May 29, 2018    The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Supports Federal Action on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.   The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has been actively advocating for the completion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline. On May 23, five representatives from Saskatchewan, including Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber, and ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has been a strong advocate for Youth Financial Literacy as part of the K-12 curriculum for a number of years, and congratulates the Honourable Gord Wyant on the announcement that such a curriculum will be introduced in schools across Saskatchewan in the 2018/2019 school year.  “Making sure that Saskatchewan’s youth are equipped with the skills and knowledge ...read more
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
The ABEX Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union, are recognized across Saskatchewan as a mark of excellence by the business community. The ABEX Awards are the longest-running business recognition program of its kind and have been celebrating business excellence in Saskatchewan for 35 years.This year the ABEX Awards categories are: New Venture, Growth and Expansion, Community Involvement, ...read more
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Alison Squires, Murad Al-Katib and Steve McLellan Honoured with Senate Sesquicentennial Medals  On January 22nd, Alison Squires, Murad Al-Katib and Steve McLellan were awarded the Senate Sesquicentennial Medal in recognition for their valuable service to the nation.  This specially minted medal marks the Senate’s 150th anniversary, and honours individuals who have improved their community with ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Saskatchewan Chamber supports the Government of Saskatchewan’s direction on Cannabis Sales  As the voice of business in the province, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by the provincial government’s announcement to pursue a private sector retail and distribution model for cannabis once it becomes legalized on July 1, 2018. The Chamber believes that the appropriate role for ...read more
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
For Immediate Release   January 3, 2018   Government of Saskatchewan tax changes applauded by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.   On December 28th, 2017, the Saskatchewan government announced that Saskatchewan small businesses will benefit from the highest income threshold in Canada. Furthermore, individual taxpayers will continue to benefit from the lower personal income tax rates which ...read more
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Monday, December 04, 2017
For Immediate Release  December 4, 2017    Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce supports the provincial government’s “Made in Saskatchewan” plan to reduce carbon emissions.  In November 2016, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce surveyed its members on the issue of carbon pricing and the results clearly showed that the Chamber should continue to support the provincial government’s opposition to ...read more
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