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Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) views the Province’s newly released growth plan as an ambitious yet practical roadmap for driving sustainable economic growth over the coming decade.  The Province’s new growth plan focuses on creating 100,000 new jobs, increasing exports, promoting value-added activities, investing in infrastructure development and growing the province’s population to ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Political, Press Release, Chamber, Media Releases
Monday, October 21, 2019
The 2019 ABEX Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union, brought together a wide range of businesses from across the province at TCU Place in Saskatoon on October 19. Saskatchewan’s bourgeoning tech sector was well represented with ten companies chosen as ABEX Awards finalists. JNE Welding Ltd. took home top honours of the night with the ‘Business of the Year’ Award, sponsored by the David Aplin ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Media Releases
Friday, September 13, 2019
The Federal Government's Climate Action Incentive Fund is a rebate program that will provide a rebate of up to 25% for energy efficiency upgrades that reduce your energy costs and carbon emissions. Applications for this program end in late October 2019.   One of the easiest and most effective ways to achieve energy cost savings and reduce carbon emissions is through LED lighting upgrades. In ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
With Saskatchewan facing increased competition in international markets,  along with the challenges associated with an ever-changing political landscape, both the province and the federal government must refocus their efforts on creating an investment climate that promotes business competitiveness. In response to these challenges, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has released its latest ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Media Releases, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
“The Saskatchewan tech sector is strong, agile and growing and this is reflected in the group of ABEX finalists this year. It’s fantastic to see new and traditional companies adopting innovative, Saskatchewan-made technology,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.   Since 1984, the ABEX Awards have been celebrating the achievements of the Saskatchewan business ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Media Releases, Press Release
Monday, August 12, 2019
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Announces Province-Wide Business Training Partnership The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a provincial partnership to provide essential management skills training to Chamber Members across Saskatchewan. This new training partnership with Southeast College will be made available through Chambers of Commerce province wide.   “One of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Media Releases, Press Release
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Saskatchewan Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   The federal government has launched the SME Project Stream which will direct income generated from the federal carbon tax to a rebate program aimed at assisting small and medium-sized businesses in reducing energy use, saving money and/or reducing GHG emissions. The program will provide a rebate of up to 25% for ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Media Releases, Political, Press Release
Thursday, May 30, 2019
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the Government of Canada has announced a rebate program that will direct $30 million of Federal Carbon Tax Revenues to Saskatchewan businesses for energy efficiency improvements through the new Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF). Notwithstanding its members’ opposition to a carbon tax, the Chamber acknowledges that the tax is a reality and ...read more
Categories: Economic, Media Releases, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Political
Monday, April 08, 2019
As a result of a briefing by the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce, the Saskatchewan Chamber sent a letter to Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Federal Minister of Agriculture & Agri-Food; to Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs; and to Hon. David Marit, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture  urging the two governments to find a solution to the canola situation in China quickly.  ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Press Release, Chamber, Media Releases
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
[Regina] – February 20, 2019 – According to the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, the very fabric of our country is being threatened by the devastating impact of low crude oil prices, our inability to get energy resources to global markets, and the increasing tensions between Canadians who live in resource-producing regions and other parts of Canada. “Saskatchewan’s high standard of living is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Media Releases, Press Release, Economic, Political
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
[Regina] – February 19, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has concerns that the very fabric of our country is being threatened by the devastating impact of low crude oil prices, our inability to get energy resources to global markets, and the increasing tensions between Canadians who live in resource-producing regions and other parts of Canada. “Saskatchewan’s high standard of living is ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, Media Releases, Press Release
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s recent report, A Competitive Transition and the follow-up media coverage surrounding it indicated the business community across Canada was in support of a carbon tax.   The members of the Chamber of Commerce Network in Saskatchewan are not supportive of the federally proposed carbon tax and have made their position on the matter clear for years.   “The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Media Releases, Press Release
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: Economic, Political, Chamber, General News Article, Media Releases, Press Release
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: Chamber, Media Releases, Press Release, Human Interest
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
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
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
Categories: Media Releases