Highlights from the April 9 meeting of the Estevan Chamber of Commerce:
*The chamber continues to promote two upcoming sessions that it is hosting. The first, on April 15, is for the casino that the Little Pine First Nation has proposed for the Estevan area. The other, on April 22, will be an all-candidates forum for the upcoming civic by-election. Both meetings will be at the Estevan Royal Canadian Legion, and they will start at 7 p.m.
*The chamber is hosting a credit and collections workshop on Tuesday, April 29 at the Affinity Place lounge, starting at 9 a.m. Participants will learn how to collect legally, fairly and promptly. Len LaFreniere, who has owned and operated his own business for 26 years, and has extensive experience in credit and collections, will lead the seminar.
*A Create Curiosity: Sell Saskatchewan seminar, which is offered by Tourism Saskatchewan, will be offered on Monday, May 12 at the Days Inn's Fireside Room. It will start at 1 p.m. The objective is to generate an appreciation of the city's amenities and attractions, and is for business leaders, frontline staff and community supporters.
*Booths are filling up for Estevan's inaugural Energy Expo, which will run from June 11 to 13. The booths and most of the activities will be at Affinity Place, but there will also be events at the Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute. Several speakers are booked for the event, too.
*SaskPower vice-president of special projects Judy May was the guest speaker. (For more on May's speech, please see page 6).
*A date for the next chamber meeting hasn't been established. The chamber plans to have three or four meetings a year now, and to offer more prominent speakers. They'll also place a greater emphasis on workshops and after hours networking events.