As I write this month’s letter, I reflect on more than just last month’s Chamber activities. I will also focus on your impact on me as my Presidency comes to an end. I have been honored to serve as Weyburn Chamber President over the last two years. Although these last years have been some of the most challenging the business sector has seen, rather than focus on Covid, I would like to focus on you, our business leaders. I have gained so much from all of you in the last two years. I think I speak for all past Presidents in our 80 plus years as a Chamber when I say, “This position while challenging at times, is very fulfilling.”
In the past month, the Chamber hosted the Weyburn realtors. We discussed the rental market, housing prices, availability of new legislation around subdivisions, and much more. Thanks to the agents from RE/MAX Weyburn Realty, Century 21 Hometown, and Royal LePage Signature for taking time out of their busy schedules to help the membership better understand the local housing and commercial markets.
The Chamber also met with the Canadian Natural Resource Minister to discuss agricultural farming practices related to the environment and why there is not recognition for their reduced carbon footprint. There was also discussion around carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery, the benefits to the world, and the lack of tax credits issued by the federal government. The Chamber Public Policy committee also had the chance to meet with MLA Dustin Duncan. This meeting served as pre-budget consultation, Saskatchewan Governments Covid response plan, and other items.
Typically, the end of March is our Annual General Meeting, and this year is no different. We will swear in a new Chamber President, Stephen Schuck, at this year’s dinner. I am confident with direction from both our members and existing Chamber Board, Stephen will bring more initiatives to the Chamber to help our members move forward. This year our guest speaker is Paul Martin, Saskatchewan’s leading business commentator. Tickets are on sale now.
As your Chamber, we are 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.