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Inaugural Event Proves Successful For Chamber of Commerce

by Shanine Sealey

The Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce hosted their inaugural ‘Ignite Excellence Business Summit’ on Thursday, November 7th. Being the first year that they have hosted this event, Jaimie Malmgren, Executive Director for the PSCC, noted that it was a huge success with just under 100 people in attendance.

The purpose of this full day event was set in place to help provide local businesses with information that could help them succeed. “Our event sponsors had vendor booths around the perimeter of the room that provided attendees a great opportunity to access business advice during all the networking breaks. All of our line-up of speakers provided valuable expert advice for business owners in attendance,” Malmgren said.

The keynote speaker for the day, Doug Griffiths, co-author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, inspired the audience by discussing how important it is as a business to be adaptable to change in order to stay current and relevant. “His presentation and book reflect his lively, thought-provoking character and delivers witty, relevant and at times startling insight on boosting economic and community growth as well as the importance of adapting to change,” stated Malmgren. For ten lucky attendees, they were fortunate enough to receive a complimentary copy of Griffith’s book.

Because the event was so well received, Malmgren noted that, “Given the overwhelming positive feedback from attendees, I expect this will be something that the PSCC will host again.”

With December fast approaching, the PSCC is getting things ready for the nominations to open for the 2020 Warman, Martensville & Region Business Excellence Awards (WMBEXA), as well as beginning to plan the 2020 Martensville Business Expo. “We have some exciting new things planned for each event that we can’t wait to share with everyone.”

For more information about the PSCC, upcoming events, or how to become a member, visit www.prairieskychamber.ca, or contact them at (306) 292-7066.

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