The business network will now be known as the Parkland Chamber of Commerce.
Stephen Chychota says the chamber is very excited about the change,
“Over the last few years myself and the board have really been looking at that ‘and district’ part of our responsibilities, and feel like since there is minimal chamber supports in the parkland area and some big gaps in business assistance with all the small businesses in these communities that were central, we are established, and we can be there for these communities. So, really felt like it's more appropriate to shift towards this ‘Parkland Chamber of Commerce’ and get rid of ‘Dauphin and District,’ it just makes things a lot more cleaner and simpler, and I think it’s something everyone in the region can digest.”
Chychota went through how things are going to look going forward,
“It’s a new name, new look to it. We are going to have new colours, a new logo, everything. More or less the same style of work coming out of this office, just going to continue to keep that focus on looking after the businesses in the neighbouring communities around Dauphin and continuing to support the chambers that are closest to us. As things progress, if we can continue to push what the Parkland Chamber of Commerce is and does, that can ultimately change what we do and offer to our business community. Looking forward to bigger and better things.”
The chamber says this decision is the next phase in their continued support for the community in representing more of a regional approach.