Board of Directors
President: Darcia Hojenski - Golden West Radio
Vice-President: Greg McIntyre - RBC
Secretary/Treasurer: Riley Wright - Moose Jaw Co-op Association
Past President: Corey Nyhagen - Moose Jaw Warriors
Doreen Heinbigner - Better Homes & Garden Signature Service Real Estate
Jon Barth - RBC
Jasmine Jackman - Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals
Holly Jorstad - Holly-Would Rentals
Lew Young - W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home
Mike Walz - Royal LePage Landmart
Ryan Hrechka - Grayson & Co.
Sam Morrison - Flattop Automotive
Terry Lavineway - Loraas Disposal Services
Tamara Lewis - SaskTel
Todd McIntyre - Personal Member
Yvette Moore - Yvette Moore Art Gallery
Mayor Fraser Tolmie - City of Moose Jaw
Bert Olson - 15 Wing Moose Jaw
Dennis Johnson - Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Act as the voice of business in Moose Jaw on matters affecting its membership and concerning economic climate and directly related social well being of Moose Jaw and trading area.
The Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce will be the business organization where the Moose Jaw business community speaks with one voice. We are a volunteer organization who understands and has served the Moose Jaw business community since 1888/1889. Our strength is the diversity and talents of our membership. We are the business organization which is the self image of the Moose Jaw business community. Our core values are economic, ethical, and social responsibility in the further development of the commercial and economic potential of Moose Jaw and region. Our industry is community economic development and our role is to promote and foster condition towards building a solid business climate in Moose Jaw and region. Governmental policies based on sound economic principals will receive our support, but we acknowledge the legislators must choose the best course for our city, region, and province. However, we will vigorously oppose those policies and programs detrimental to our membership and Moose Jaw business community.
While Saskatchewan and Moose Jaw have felt some impact from the global recession, there are sign of recovery. Our population and economy are growing. Saskatchewan has become a "have" province. A spirit of optimism and enthusiasm for the future is evident.
As the 2016-17 President of the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce, I hope the Moose Jaw business community can build on that optimism and enthusiasm. A labour shortage can be addressed not only by engaging our youth in meaningful employment, but by considering workforce re-entry of retirees and capitalizing on the burgeoning resources of Aboriginal population. The entrepreneurial spirit of these same groups can grow our business community. Collaboration with municipal and provincial governments can build tax and regulatory policy that facilitates economic growth and sustains a positive business environment.
The Chamber keeps the public abreast of upcoming local events. As a self-sustaining organization and the voice of business in Moose Jaw and area, we are able to advocate all levels of government for new and innovative solutions to improve the economic climate for business, and thereby the entire community. We offer our members access to web design and hosting, financial and merchant services. Member events provide a forum for networking. With every contact comes an opportunity to learn about a new project or business, to partner for mutual benefit, to share ideas for growth, to connect with people who share our vision of a vibrant, welcoming and forward-looking community.
Darcia Hojenski, President