Incoming Board Chair, Gordon Jahn, spoke during the event about the work of the Chamber of Commerce as the primary voice of business in the city. Through regular luncheons and member events, the Chamber works to share information with other business leaders in the community on issues such as government policies, taxes and the economy, Mr. Jahn said. As advocates for the local business community, the Chamber promotes the priorities of our members at all levels of government. The Chamber has an active membership and the support and participation from our local members in our events and discussions is the best way to engage with the business community and make your priorities heard.
Outgoing Board Chair Greg Breeze spoke of the past year, which included three election forums, several information luncheons and a mini Safety Charter signing event with WorkSafe Saskatchewan. Membership in the Chamber increased by 10 per cent over the last year as well.
Pinball Clemons followed the speeches with his keynote presentation, where he touched on the need to work together in the community. Pinball had the crowd up on their feet as he talked about leadership and hard work, challenging all of us to work together to create opportunities for growth in our community and become engaged on real issues. The evening wrapped up with an autograph session with Pinball and the conclusion of the silent auction in support of business scholarships at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.