Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Blog Items

Saskatchewan is BEST for the World

Chris Dekker, CEO and President of Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) spoke at a Chamber Business Lunch about Saskatchewan’s export markets, the opportunities and challenges faced by exporters and the role played by STEP.  Providing an overview of the CPTPP,  CETA and of course, NAFTA, Mr. Dekker indicated trade agreements are good for Saskatchewan as they allow our products access to markets with zero tariffs.

Some interesting facts:

  • The world needs the 3 F’s – food, fertilizer and fuel – all of which Saskatchewan has an abundance
  • Sask exports to over 150 countries
  • The value of Sask exports in 2017 was $29.92 Billion
  • The top 8 Sask exports include oil, potash, canola seed, wheat, lentils, canola oil, peas and uranium
  • Exports of value added food & retails have huge growth opportunity in the Yorkton area

 


 

Taxes Go Where?

Ever wonder where your municipal tax dollars are spent?

The City of Yorkton has created this graphic to demonstrate the allocation of the tax dollar.

To view the 2019 budget, which was approved at the January 21 Council meeting, visit

http://www.yorkton.ca/dept/finance/budget.asp

 


 

Chamber Book Club – Read, Eat & Discuss

Exciting news for our studious Chamber Members! The Chamber is starting a Book Club centered around self improvement/business books. This is an informal setting to meet fellow business people who have an interest in reading and betterment. We'll visit only our Chamber member restaurants and we'll pick a different book for every meeting.

The Book Club will run Bi-Monthly (every two months). To let us know you plan to read and attend, please send a quick note to info@yorktonchamber.com or call the Chamber Office at 306-783-4368.

Inaugural meeting will be held 6:30 PM June 5 at Mano’s Restaurant & Lounge.

And the first book on the list?  7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

 


 

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