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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Announcements in federal government’s 2018 fall fiscal update applauded by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.  The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by numerous announcements contained in Minister Morneau’s fall fiscal update that was delivered yesterday. A renewed effort to eliminate interprovincial barriers to trade, various actions to reduce regulatory burdens, and businesses ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Media Releases, Press Release, Economic, Political
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
Categories: Chamber, Media Releases, Economic, Political, General News Article, Press Release
Sunday, October 21, 2018
This year’s ABEX Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union, brought together businesses from across the province at TCU Place in Saskatoon on October 20, 2018. Industrial Machine and Mfg. Inc. is the recipient of the ‘Business of the Year’ Award, sponsored by the David Aplin Group, as well as the Export Award, for its ingenuity and quality products that it continues to successfully export ...read more
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
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Media Releases
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
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Political, Chamber, General News Article, Media Releases, Press Release
Thursday, September 27, 2018
In recognition of his dedication to Saskatchewan communities, Don Kramer will be receiving the ABEX Community Leader of the Year award. The award recognizes an individual who has made a positive contribution to the community through volunteerism and philanthropy, the individual has taken a lead role in developing solutions to social challenges in Saskatchewan. Don Kramer was President and CEO of ...read more
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
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Media Releases, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
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
Categories: General News Article, Media Releases, Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
This year marks the 35th annual Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) Awards­­­, celebrating Saskatchewan business excellence.   The finalists for the 2018 ABEX Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union, have been announced and will be recognized at this year’s ABEX Awards on October 20th at TCU Place in Saskatoon.   “It’s an honour for the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to continue to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Media Releases
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
Categories: Economic, Media Releases, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Political
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
Categories: Media Releases, Chamber, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Community, Media Releases, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber, Political, Economic, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber, Education, Media Releases, Political, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Media Releases, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 29, 2018
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce looks forward to working with Premier Moe.  “The election of Scott Moe as Premier marks a change of some significance for the Saskatchewan people and the government. A new, fresh perspective will be useful as we tackle issues that are important to the continued growth of the province. We congratulate Premier Moe and look forward to sitting down with him as ...read more
Categories: Media Releases, Press Release, Political
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
Categories: General News Article, Media Releases, Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber, Media Releases, Political
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
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Media Releases, Political
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
Categories: General News Article, Political, Chamber, Media Releases, Press Release
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce calls for detailed plan to get out of deficit With the release of the 2016-2017 provincial budget, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has reiterated its messages to the Premier and Minister of Finance – Saskatchewan needs a solid plan to get out of its deficit situation.   “We are facing a different situation than we anticipated. This new deficit escalation ...read more
Categories: Media Releases
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Hiring summer students a SMART choice, Sask Chamber says                   The results of a recent survey have prompted the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to urge businesses to hire students this summer – and the Chamber believes it’s a mutually beneficial thing to do. The survey, which asked Saskatchewan businesses a variety of questions about hiring summer students, received a prompt and ...read more
Categories: Media Releases
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Federal Budget’s First Nations, Infrastructure Investment Will Benefit Saskatchewan The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the inclusion of significant investment in First Nations funding in today’s federal budget, stating that it will serve the province well. “We applaud this commitment to funding for the country’s First Nations people,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the ...read more
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Business Organizations going to Ottawa as Team Saskatchewan to Promote Saskatchewan Interests    A group of 17 people representing 12 business organizations are traveling to Ottawa to do a Saskatchewan Day on the Hill on February 18th.   Meetings have been arranged with various Ministers and officials including the Prime Minister’s Office, Official Opposition and Departments of Finance, ...read more
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Sask Chamber lauds SaskBuilds’ silver P3 award Saskatchewan Joint Use Schools Project 1 and 2 wins Award for Innovation and Excellence in P3s Following an announcement that the Saskatchewan Joint Use Schools Project 1 (SJUSP1) and 2 (SJUSP2) had won a silver award for Innovative Partnerships, part of the 2015 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), ...read more
Monday, October 26, 2015
Businesses shine gold at 2015 ABEX Awards Businesses from all across the province gathered in Saskatoon on October 24 to celebrate entrepreneurial success at the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce’s ABEX Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union – and at the end of the evening, the Weyburn area shone the brightest, taking home three of the 11 ABEX awards, as well as a national Junior Achievement ...read more
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