Our Mission

Building and promoting a strong community through prosperity in business.

Strategic Plan

History

Mindful of the Past, Focused on the Future

The Chamber was founded in 1903 with the aspiration of creating a prosperous business climate in what was becoming a rapidly growing city. Knowing that strong businesses were, and are, job creators and the backbone of a vibrant community, we were driven to help our community – and all of the businesses within it – succeed.

To this day, the Chamber continues to play an instrumental role in the economic advancement of Saskatoon. By developing and maintaining strong relationships with community, government and various industries, we have contributed and influenced policies that affect all business, enabling us to become a strong institution that spearheads real, positive change for our entrepreneur and business members. We have also helped steer decisions on a variety of landmark additions to the City, including rail lines, the University of Saskatchewan, Prairieland Park, and the development of Saskatchewan’s natural resource industry.

To this day, the Chamber continues to empower businesses. We believe that together, we can seek out opportunities, make our voices heard and affect change in Saskatoon, across the country and across the world.

Our Board

Our Team

Darla Lindbjerg

President & CEO

Darla is an entrepreneurial-minded leader who has built her career around roles that strengthen community. Passionate about building a skilled and resilient team to serve Saskatoon’s business community, she believes collaboration and strong partnerships are key to building the best business climate in Canada.

Kendra Cruson

VP of Operations

An experienced executive leader specializing in strategy and marketing with a masters degree in Business Administration, Kendra is the epitome of living life with passion.

While building her career, Kendra developed a true appreciation for travel, learning the value of other cultures and life experiences.

Margot Orr

Director of Policy and Government Relations

Margot’s position as Director of Policy and Government Relations presents her with new and exciting challenges every day. In her role, she deals with all levels of government, works to maintain relationships with Chamber support committees and task forces and analyzes trends and issues.

Ryssa Mae Alarcon

Executive Assistant

As one of the newest serving staff members at the Saskatoon Chamber, Ryssa comes to our team from the University of Saskatchewan where she has excelled in academic and leadership positions.

As Executive Assistant, Ryssa is responsible for maintaining the office of the CEO.

Terry Lawrence

Administration

She’s sharp as a whip, doesn’t miss a beat, and keeps the rest of us organized and on track. Terry is responsible for the coordination and implementation of our office procedures and her efforts are a primary reason our office runs like the well-oiled machine it is.

Henry Buitrago

Creative Coordinator

As the Chamber’s Creative Coordinator, Henry is responsible for the delivery of all creative aspects of the Chamber of Commerce. That includes graphic design, social media, photography, and coordinating the resources to deliver expert execution of the Chamber’s marketing strategy.

Roz Macala

Office Coordinator

As one of the longest serving staff members at the Saskatoon Chamber, it goes without saying that one of Roz’s best qualities is her loyalty. She has an innate devotion to helping others in every way, and always has a wonderfully big smile to share.

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Director of Business Development

Closes February 28, 2020

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