The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Saskatoon, representing approximately 1,500 members accounting for around 87,000 employees. 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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the environment in which businesses operate. As our province maneuvers into the first phase of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan today, the Chamber team is poised and eager to support our members towards a safe, economic recovery leading into what we believe to be a thriving future.
As part of this exciting future, the Chamber Board has appointed Silvia Martini as the interim CEO. Silvia brings to the role the diverse desired strengths, extensive experience and knowledge of business, strategy, leadership, board governance and association management. Her long-standing membership with, and service to the Chamber as a Board Director are seen as assets.
“It is a privilege to serve our Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce in this transition capacity,” said Silvia Martini, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Interim CEO. “I look forward to working closely with our many dedicated volunteers and staff to serve our members, with a focus on our strategic objectives, driven by our Chamber’s guiding principles and stakeholder changing needs. It will be a great pleasure to ensure a seamless transition for a new CEO.”
Silvia’s transition into the role has already begun, having had meetings with staff and the current Board. However, she will officially begin the role on May 19, in time for the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting and the welcoming of the new Board members.
“The Chamber has gone through a significant change over the last five years and we’ve been working with focus and determination to bring the voice of business in Saskatoon; to represent, collaborate toward, and advocate for the best business climate and community in Canada,” said Chris Sicotte, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Board Chair. We have made significant strides and we are ready for our next evolution. We thank all those who have contributed to the growth and success of the journey and look forward to a bright future with new meaningful and positive strengths to support our next evolution.”