The Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce
FREE Chamber Membership Offer - April 15 DeadlineIn an effort to offer some help to our member businesses who may be struggling at this time, the Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce executive committee has passed a motion to offer ONE YEAR FREE CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP for the year 2020 or 2021 to all businesses who were members in good standing for the year 2019.
We appreciate our many long standing member businesses that have been dedicated to supporting and promoting the Chamber of Commerce and we want you to continue to enjoy the benefits of membership through this pandemic and beyond.
How to Claim Your FREE Membership:
If you have already paid your 2020 membership you have 2 options:
Option 1: If the pandemic has significantly impacted your business cash flow, the Chamber will refund your 2020 membership fee to you, making your 2020 membership free. You must contact the Chamber by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 to request the refund.
Option 2: If your business can reasonably sustain the expense of your membership in 2020, you will be given a free membership for 2021.
If you have not yet paid your 2020 membership you have 2 options:
Option 1: Contact the Chamber by email at email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 to let us know that you would like your 2020 membership free.
Option 2: Pay your 2020 membership by Wednesday, April 15 and you will be given a free membership for 2021. NOTE: the discounted rate of $135.00 has been extended to this April 15 deadline.
Please note that this free membership incentive will not affect your business participation in the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan.
If you have any questions please contact Joanne Gregoire at 306-297-7383.
We are all in this together.
As Shaunavon responds with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many local businesses are fearful of the negative economic impact that comes with social distancing. While we are all in this together and recognize that public health is a top priority for all, small businesses in our communities rely heavily on social togetherness and foot traffic to sustain operations and wages.
As a result of these concerns, Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce businesses are finding creative ways to serve customers.
At the time of this writing, the following businesses are offering special services or information:
A&B Auto Centre
Access Real Estate Inc.
Affinity Credit Union
Anderson & Company
Audrey's Flower Oasis
Berg's Home Furnishings
Binkley's Funeral Service
Cypress Hills Ability Centres Inc.
Fauser Energy Inc.
Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre
Helix Construction Ltd.
Iron Pony Small Engines
JB's Restaurant/Jiggers Lounge
Meeting Grounds Coffee House
Overtime Restaurant & Sports Lounge
Rock Creek Golf & Country Club
RV Auto Parts
Rx Drug Mart
Shaunavon Dental Centre
Shaunavon Florist & Garden Center
Shaunavon Physical Therapy Centre
Shaunavon Wellness & Leisure
Stark & Marsh CPA LLP
The Ole Blacksmith Shop
The Shaunavon Standard
Town of Shaunavon
Western Financial Group
More businesses are expected to add services and information. Be sure to call your favorite retailer, restaurant, or service provider to inquire about their options.
We encourage businesses and customers to practice good health habits. Protect yourself by:
- WASHING your hands frequently
- STAYING HOME when unwell
- COVERING your mouth with a tissue or bent elbow if you cough or sneeze. Do not cough or sneeze into your hands.
- DISINFECTING common surfaces
- Maintaining SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING
- AVOID TOUCHING your eyes, nose and mouth
As the impact of the coronavirus evolves, we will continue to share information and updates on our Facebook account and web page.
The Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business leaders, professionals and individuals working together, with integrity, to improve local business, build a stronger community and continuously improve business citizenship and pride within our community.
Join the Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce today!
Download the 2020 New Member Application Form.
ABOUT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Members are kept up to date on Chamber & community events with regular email notifications and this website. The Chamber also organizes informational meetings for relevant community issues and has hosted all candidates forums for local government elections. Guest speakers are invited to most Chamber General Meetings.
Opportunities to network with other business people and professionals. The Chamber's annual Golf Tournament and Small Business Week Social are organized for this purpose. As well, our January and September General Meetings are set in a relaxed supper meeting format to allow time to share ideas and express concerns.
Programs such as the Chamber's Annual Citizen of the Year Award, I Love Shaunavon Day, Ag Appreciation Night, Boomtown Days Parade and Kiddies' Carnival and the Parade of Lights have been designed to show our pride in Shaunavon and its people. The Chamber also co-ordinates appearances by our town mascot; Heartly, the Heart of Shaunavon. This is our way to give back to our community and recognize the citizens of Shaunavon and area.
Shop Shaunavon Promotions:
Promotional events are designed to encourage people to "Shop Shaunavon"; Boomtown Days' Passport to Prizes; Shaunabucks; Jinglebucks; Millenium Megabucks and Money Tree Mania are examples of past successful promotions. Preference is given to promotions that encourage participation from all businesses, not just retail.
A yellow pages style listing of Chamber member businesses is published each year and distributed to area residents and tourist information locations to encourage support of our member businesses. Download the 2019 Member Directory.
Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce Cheques are just like gift cetificates that are able to be spent at any current Chamber member business. They make the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on your list. Chamber Cheques are available for purchase by contacting Joanne by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 306-297-7383.
Shaunavon's Mascot: Heartly, the Heart of Shaunavon
Add a little "heart" to your event by inviting Heartly, the Heart of Shaunavon. Heartly has proudly represented our community at Saskatchewan Roughrider home games, Telemiracle and many local events. To arrange for an appearance by Heartly at your event, contact Joanne at 306-297-7383
Check out Heartly on Facebook to see what he's been up to lately!
"There is strength in numbers" - the Chamber speaks as an united voice representing small business when lobbying for issues that concern our community.
Because the Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, our members are able to take advantage of benefits offered through the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. Visit the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce website for more information regarding these benefits.
For more information or if you are interested in joining the Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce please contact any one of the executive members listed below:
Joanne Gregoire (President) - Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre
Peter Achouth (Treasurer) - Stark & Marsh
Sydney Elder (Secretary) - Nutiren Ag Solutions
John MacDonald - (Director) - Iron Pony Small Engines
Sharleen Thoreson (Director) - Pioneer Co-op
Brooke Amon (Director) - Standard Shaunavon
or email email@example.com