President’s Message: August 2021

As I reflect on the month that was, I can’t help but feel encouraged by our great community and the exceptional businesses in and around Weyburn. Businesses such as Mryglod Steel and Metals donating back to community charities through their steel recycling bins, and Jerry Mainil Ltd celebrating 60 years in business. Pause for a minute and consider the economic spinoff that these and so many other companies have contributed to our local economy.  The decades of employment, taxes and general purchases within the community have supported many families, stimulated many other businesses, and filled a need within their industry.  All businesses within Weyburn play a critical role in the financial well-being of our community.  Hats off to all local businesses that drive our economy.

Once again, we are heading into a federal election on September 20th.  As a business community, the impact of government can be far-reaching. From a Chamber perspective, we will ensure candidates are aware of the need for a strong recovery coming out of Covid-19.  We will also continue to lobby for a smaller, more transparent government as well as pushing for a fair and equitable transfer system.  The need to sustain an energy sector while working towards greening the energy sector will not be overlooked by the Chamber.  The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce will be holding our all-candidates’ debate on September 9th. Please follow and watch our social media for details surrounding this event.  Above all, make sure you get out and exercise your right to vote.

In July and August, the Chamber has been working on its new campaign to support local business by promoting various business sectors in the community through videos and other promotional marketing.

Along with video and other media, there will also be impactful information regarding what it means financially to buy local. 

Just last week, we hosted our annual Link on the Links golf tournament. These events are just another way the Chamber offers a networking opportunity, not to mention great fun.  Thank you for the support from all teams and our fantastic sponsors.  Our August Coffee with the Chamber we had the great opportunity to bring Envision Counselling to discuss with our members mental health in the workplace. Next month the Regina Airport Authority will be here to discuss what travel looks like post Covid.

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.

Reed Anderson
President, Weyburn Chamber of Commerce