A New Year with Lots of News!
Posted on February 1, 2018 in Front Lines
We are only a month in to 2018, and there has already been lots of excitement in our City and Province. And no, I am not talking about the cold weather or the Super Blue Blood Moon.
First, I want to tell you about the board’s “Vision Quest.” We undertook a very refreshing exercise to begin 2018. Jenn at JMJ Coaching facilitated a strategic visioning session, and I am pleased to tell you the organization now has a vision statement. It is powerful, unique, and perhaps a little unconventional.
INSPIRING YOUR COURAGE
STRENGTHENING YOUR BUSINESS
WE ARE YOUR VOICE
On to some other excitement – we have a new premier! I would like to congratulate Premier-designate Scott Moe on winning the Saskatchewan Party leadership race and becoming the 15th premier of our great province. We are pleased that Premier Moe continued Brad Wall’s vocal opposition of the Federal Carbon Tax. The NSBA has already reached out directly to Premier Moe, and look forward to building a strong, collaborative, relationship with him and his office.
On an annual basis, the NSBA and our partners at the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce ask the City to confirm their commitment to building a business-friendly city. On January 29, Saskatoon City Council unanimously voted to proclaim their commitment to being Canada’s Business Friendliest City. We were pleased that council decided to renew this commitment. The NSBA continues to lobby on your behalf to ensure that the City lives up to this commitment.
Just as the province has had some leadership changes, the NSBA is pursuing new board leadership through our annual election process. We have three openings on our board and have had an incredible amount of interest from our members to get involved and serve. The interest in being on our board is a true testament to the engagement of our members and relevance of our organization. Thank you to all of those that showed interest and ultimately agreed to run for a board position. Voting is now open and will close on February 23.
Before I let you go, I have a few shout outs. First, I want to thank Pamela Kenny for her service to the NSBA. You will continue to see Pam’s smiling face around business events since she has moved on to a role with our friends at SREDA. Second, I would like to give a special thanks to Ted Mitchell at Houston Boston for partnering with the NSBA to produce this year’s Annual Update and Membership Directory. It’s a wonderful publication and hope you take the time to read it through.
I hope to see you all at our AGM on March 14!