2013 President Sharon Mohagen receiving the President's Gavel from outgoing President Pat Smith, at the 107th Annual President's Banquet, January 29, 2013 - Western Development Museum.
A message from our President -
This year I am the 107th president of our Chamber. I am proud to be able to claim this!
This is a year to celebrate, to show pride and to place our faith in the future. This year also marks the Centennial year for the City of North Battleford, which is a cause to celebrate, show pride and to place our faith in the future.
As our Chamber continues to grow, we can celebrate the successes and accomplishments. We can put forward our vision for the future and celebrate it.
This year I would like to focus on the entrepreneurs of our business community. As in past history, many of our forefathers had a vision for their future, and became the pillars of our City, making the Battlefords what it is today.
Just like our forefathers, our entrepreneurs are ambitious, determined and prideful. We have the best of the best.
As a Chamber, we offer support and guidance for our present entrepeneurs and their businesses. We are the voice for the business community. In the upcoming year, the Chamber will offer workshops for the new or about to be new entrepreneurs as guidance and information. We will also re-instate the mentoring program as part of this guidance.
I would like to take this time to welcome the new directors to the board. There are many new faces and with every new board comes new ideas and new accomplishments.
This year the Chamber will undertake a number of projects. One of these will be the upcoming Battlefords Best Business Showcase and tradeshow which will be held on October 24 - 26th. As a member of the Chamber, you will benefit from the valuable networking that allows entrepreneurs to grow and gain valuable contacts.
In honor of the City's centennial, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their convention here on May 8th and 9th. This is exciting for us as a Chamber, that we will be able to showcase our community, businesses and Chamber. As a member, I urge you to take advantage of this convention and attend as many functions that are available to you.
In closing, I would like to take a moment to thank the following people -