Chamber of Commerce Notebook

June 24 meeting

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

Canwest Presentation

Canwest Group Benefit Consultants, Dion Poitras and Sid Swick shared, about the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance.

The Chamber Plan started in 1970. It covers 35,000 small businesses across Canada who are members of 1,000 chambers. Businesses must be a member of the chamber of commerce to be eligible for this health insurance and employee benefits plan.

Poitras and Swick gave 10 reasons to use this group insurance: no minimum size, no industry restrictions, guaranteed approval, guaranteed renewal and rate stability. The Chamber Plan is a not-for-profit, outstanding service, online payments, can be customized and most importantly the small business can choose how much it wants to spend.

More information is available at

High Prairie School Division

Ali Mouallem shared for the HPSD school board. There have been many meetings in the last weeks. The new chair is Joyce Dvornek. The schools don’t have many new hires to do over the summer. The school board is continuing to work on advocacy to the provincial government.

In other Chamber business, the membership meeting survey will once again be sent out to members.

For information on Riverboat Daze, see pages 1 and 6.

The MD, town, small business week in October, and chamber of commerce treasurers’ report were similar to previous meetings or already covered in town or MD notebooks.

The next Chamber of Commerce meeting will be September 30. The time and location will be announced.

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