President’s Message – December 2021

As we wind down 2021 and reflect on strides made from 2020, there is still much that lies ahead for our business community on the way to complete recovery from these last few years. I am, and remain, confident that this business community is up to the challenge.

The resilience, dedication, and downright passion you have for your business and the city of Weyburn is nothing short of amazing. The future is bright as we move forward and build momentum into 2022.

In mid-November, I had the pleasure of drawing the name for the first ever Chamber Bucks promotion of the Meet Weyburn campaign. The winner of $1,000 Chamber Bucks to shop at local Chamber members during the Christmas season was Donna Kopec.  The Meet Weyburn campaign focused on local spending and its effects on the local economy through awareness, education, and contests.

November is always busy at the Chamber hosting events and preparing for the New Year.

Coffee with the Chamber this month was presented by Weyburn’s City Police Chief Jamie Blunden.  Chief Blunden discussed both new and ongoing strategies. These include implementation of a new drug strategy, along with enhancing visibility and a traffic safety for the community.  Plans to build a healthier organization include enhanced safety, professionalism, and enhanced financial health for WPS.  The Chief also explained that they would receive a service dog in February, assisting primarily with drug searches. The Weyburn Police Service will also work toward improved transparency and accountability with the community.  Chief Blunden discussed a service the WPS offers to local businesses where they will come out and survey your location to both assess and help reduce the risk of break & enter or damage.  Once again, thanks to Chief Blunden for his time and commitment to the City.  

The Weyburn Chamber held its annual light parade on December 2nd. This year’s winners in their respective categories are Souris Valley Industries and Weyburn Skating Club. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the participants and attendees for coming out.

The hard work and incredible ideas continue to amaze me.  The continued support of events like these only reinforces what I already know; this astonishing business community cares as much about the community as they do about their very own business.  Thanks again for brightening everyone’s Christmas season.

On behalf of the board and staff of The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and prosperity in the New Year.

As your Chamber, we are always here to strengthen our business community. Should you require any assistance, please feel free to stop by the office at #11 3rd St. Weyburn or call us at 306.842.4738.

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