FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2023
Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Achieves Re-accreditation
Juanita Polegi, Executive Director of the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce proudly announces that the application from the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce for re-accreditation passed the examination by the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada and the Yorkton Chamber has been re-accredited for a period of 3 years – January 1 2024 to December 31 2026.
In the letter of congratulations from the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada, it states: “Your Chamber has been successfully evaluated against a rigorous set of national standards, and has demonstrated excellence in leadership, governance and operations.” The Yorkton Chamber was first accredited in 2018. Currently, 71 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade across Canada have achieved this significant milestone.
Polegi indicated that when applying for accreditation and re-accreditation, the Chamber must provide supporting documents under three Pillars: Organization/Governance; Policy & Advocacy; and Membership Programs/Services. “Once these documents are assembled, they are a great resource for future Directors and especially future staff members as everything needed to run the Chamber is close at hand in one very large binder and electronic file,” she said.
Vanessa Andres, President of the Yorkton Chamber is also proud that the Chamber has achieved re-accreditation. “Re-accreditation signifies to our membership that the work this Chamber undertakes on their behalf has been validated by the National Council,” she said. “The Yorkton Chamber is part of a group of elite chambers of commerce in Canada that can verify to the business community locally and nationally that our organization is run in a strategic and professional way and has reached the standard in Chamber excellence”.
The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce is “the voice of the Yorkton and district business community” and was incorporated in 1898. It represents over 430 businesses.
For more information, contact:
Juanita Polegi, Executive Director OR Vanessa Andres, President