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 2018-19 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.
Riley Wright, President
Board of Directors
President: Riley Wright - Moose Jaw Co-op Association
Vice-President: Jasmine Cameron - Hillcrest Sports Centre
Secretary/Treasurer: Kylie Sonmor - RBC
Past President: Greg McIntyre - RBC
Aaron Ruston - Purposed Financial
Carolyn Turner - Whirlybird Business Services
Dayna Chamberlain - Jones Parkview Funeral Services
Don Howe - Tim Hortons
Holly Jorstad - Holly-Would Rentals
James Benn - Apex Electric Ltd.
Ryan Hrechka - Grayson & Co.
Sam Morrison - Flattop Automotive
Scott Greenough - CAE Inc.
Todd McIntyre - McIntyre Ranch
Yvette Moore - Yvette Moore Art Gallery
Bert Olson - 15 Wing Moose Jaw
Dan MacKay - Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Mayor Fraser Tolmie - City of Moose Jaw