Representing Business Interests Article
Wednesday, October 23, 1996


Yorkton truly is a great place to live, visit, shop and invest. This due in a large way because of the many small businesses Yorkton has to offer. The Chamber of Commerce will continue to do its part to keep it that way. Our Chamber office is located at the Junction of Highway #9 & 16 and is managed by Ruth Shaw.

Tom Dutton Past President
Loreen Poier President
Evan Ortynsky Executive Vice President
Larry Hillworth Vice President
Doug Brand Vice President

Board of Directors
Richard Burback Hugh Mallard
Allan Hill Pat Pugh
Glen Kozak Deb Schmidt
Rick Lee Bernie Trischuk
Norman McKeeman Jr. Lyle Walsh

We have just moved into our new building. We invite you to visit our new premises shared jointly by the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Yorkton.

The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce always has one mission in mind-to represent the interests of business and encourage economic development in Yorkton. The Chamber of Commerce has been an active force in the Yorkton community since 1898, always working to fulfill the mandate of its mission statemetn by lobbying on behalf of local businesses. Manager Ruth Shaw says since the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce has affiliations with the Saskatchewan and Canadian Chambers of Commerce “we have a pipeline to the three levels of government. We try our best to improve the business environment in the city,” says Shaw. The Chamber provides valuable networking opportunities for local business people through its informative montly luncheon meetings. The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce also puts out two publications. Community Courier comes out 10 times a year, full of articles on top of interest or concern to local businesses. The second publication, a buyer’s guide/membership roster, comes out every second year and is a great advertising tool. The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce will be moving to its new location at the junction of highways 9 and 16 in mid-October. This building is a joint venture of the Chamber and the City of Yorkton, with the Chamber holdng equal ownership with the city. the Chamber will share the tenancy of this new building with Tourism Yorkton. We invite the pubic to drop in at our new building and while there pick up an application for membership in the Chamber. New businesses that join get their first year free, while existing businesses that join get their first year membership at half price.

This publication is from Wednesday October 23, 1996 of the Yorkton This Week & Enterprise