As these are unprecedented and rapidly changing times, Fort Saskatchewan & District Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fort Saskatchewan are working to support our local businesses and our community in any way possible. Please stay tuned as we work to update the resources on this page on a regular basis.
Please click HERE for our recent media release on #SupportYourFort
Support Your Fort Scholarships
The Fort Saskatchewan & District Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fort Saskatchewan are pleased to announce the creation of two new scholarships benefitting Fort Saskatchewan residents who have graduated in 2020 or students of any age who are registered and attending post-secondary education in the 2020/2021 school year for the purposes of retraining.
This scholarship program is an extension of the “Support Your Fort” partnership between the Chamber and the City. Part of this partnership included relaunch kits for businesses, which has two I Support The Fort masks, among other items. The feedback about the relaunch kits, specifically the masks has been very positive, with many of the businesses and the community at large looking to purchase masks to show their support of the Fort.
The scholarships will be made possible through the sales of the I Support The Fort masks which can be purchased at Tarts N’ Tiques Boutique, and donations to the scholarship fund. Tarts N’ Tiques can be found in Eastgate Plaza, 8818 111 Street. Bulk orders can be made through the Chamber via an email to email@example.com.
“We are thrilled to be able to give back to Fort Saskatchewan on behalf of the business community through this scholarship program,” said Tamara Dabels, the Chamber’s executive director, “This is our way of saying, thank you for supporting your Fort! We would also like to thank our member Tarts N’ Tiques for offering their location for the sale of the masks, making them accessible to all residents.”
Upon learning of this initiative, an anonymous member of the Chamber has also stepped forward to donate $500. When asked why this member felt so strongly about supporting this scholarship initiative, she quoted Marian Wright Edelman “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”
If other community members would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact Tamara Dabels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship applications must be returned to email@example.com by October 31, 2020, midnight.
Pulse Survey 1
Thank you to all that participated in our initial survey. That survey helped form the recommendations we made to Council on June 9, 2020. To read the full report, VIEW HERE.
We will be doing a monthly pulse survey to ensure that the supports that businesses are receiving from the Chamber and the City continue to be relevant, impactful, and timely. These results will identify emerging and shifting needs, and will guide the evolution of our efforts and supports for you and your business. We appreciate the time you take to complete the surveys!
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For information on Advocacy and what the Fort Saskatchewan & District Chamber of Commerce is doing to support the local business community, contact Executive Director Tamara Dabels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on Membership, contact Kyla Pierson at email@example.com.
For information on Events & Marketing, contact Erin Brush Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.