A dynamic organization, the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce is committed to representing the business community in Yorkton and district. Currently, the Chamber represents over 460 members and is truly "the voice of business in Yorkton."
Governed by an elected Board of Directors, the Chamber serves as a valuable link between businesses and between business and all orders of government. The Directors are a diverse group of men and women who are leaders in the business community. They share ideas, raise issues and awareness, and advance the interests of the membership. They view differences within the community as assets and opportunities, providing a model for respecting and celebrating Yorkton's diversity!
Founded in 1898, the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce has a rich history of ensuring the well being of both the business community and the community at large. Today, it continues to build on those achievements to ensure Yorkton offers an attractive climate for businesses to establish and grow and for families to thrive!
Join the Chamber today and be a part of an organization that works for business in a city "where good things happen"!
The federal government is considering taxing employer-paid health and dental benefits. According to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, studies suggest the removal of this tax benefit across the board could result in a decrease of 50% of small firms who will be able to offer health benefits. Tell the Minister of Finance and your MP how this will affect your employees and your business. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has provided a template email her for you to send to the Minister of Finance and to Cathay Wagantall, MP.
As the year draws to a close, it’s important for the Chamber membership to know and understand how the Chamber has been working for you. As “the voice of business in Yorkton”, the Chamber is charged with the task of advocating for its members and providing educational and networking opportunities for its members. The following is a list of the year’s highlights:
Advocated for members affected by road construction
Advocated for members with issues at City Hall
Celebrate Success Business Awards
Honourary Life Member Induction
Long Term Members Recognition Reception
18th Annual Chamber Business Dinner
Provincial Candidates Election Forum
“Election 2016” Talking Points Document
Candidates for Council Forum & Candidates for Mayor Debate
Chamber Business Walk
Met with Cathay Wagantall, MP; Chief Isabelle O’Soup, Yorkton Tribal Council; and Premier Brad Wall and Hon. Greg Ottenbreit
Met with Staff Sgt Jeff Simpson
Attended the Painted Hand Casino PowWow Grand Entry
Attended the Dinner for Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada
Scholarships presented to 2 Parkland College students
Several Business Breakfasts & Lunches featuring speakers discussing topics of interest to the business community
The Chamber looks forward to 2017 – another year to work on its mission: “To promote and advance the interests and growth of members and businesses in Yorkton and District”.
For more information about the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce, contact the Chamber office 306-783-4368.