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April 5th - 9:45 A.M.
Join a round table to kick off the new Kenaston and Area Business Plan. Please come and make your ideas known. The success of the event and the project efforts that follow will depend on your involvement.
Table 1 – Marketing Tools: website development and Kenaston promotional brochure, etc.
Table 2 – Kenaston and Area Business Development: attracting and retaining businesses, and capitalizing on existing opportunities, ie. highway traffic past Kenaston
Table 3 – Supporting Agricultural Initiatives: cooperatives, diversification, education, etc.
Table 4 – Expanding Tourism: Walking Trail ProjectTable 5 – Expanding Tourism: Water Tower Project
Table 6 – Kenaston School: projects to secure its future (International Student Program), and utilizing school facilities and teaching expertise.
Table 7 – Community Spirit: community newsletter, socials, recognition for individuals and businesses, fostering community pride.Table 8 – Beautification: gardening and clean-up projects, cooperation with tourism efforts.
Only a few of the ideas have been listed under each roundtable heading.
Vision Statement: Kenaston is a beautiful, resilient, and thriving prairie
community, which encourages an active business climate while embracing the values
of rural life.
Kenaston community will create a positive business climate that improves community
prosperity by acting to:
- attract new businesses and services while maintaining existing ones;
- increase the population; and
- encourage positive attitudes and increase community pride;
- promote growth options that favor harmony and protection of our natural environment;
- enhance the beauty and image
of the community; and
- encourage community participation
Kenaston and District Chamber of Commerce has begun discussing ways to initiate
the task of town and regional development, since this is an issue foremost in
the minds of all Saskatchewan rural communities.
We met in November to continue the discussion process and develop our business plan. During this follow-up meeting, facilitated by Bill Nosen of the Economic Development Office, it became apparent that before we could act on projects we first needed to go through the important process of developing a mission statement and list of primary objectives.
Kenaston is known for its innovative ideas and willingness to work, we hope we
will finalize our goals and project initiatives through the round table event
on April 5th.
Contributions: Be sure to use
your Kenaston Newsletter to announce your events, meetings, notices, etc. If you put out a community flier, you may want to consider using the newsletter
instead – Contact – Bryan Dilling – 252-2044
Chamber of Commerce – Meets the 4th Monday of each month, 12:00 noon at Azzer’s – Contact ML Whittles 252-2236 or John Boehmer 252-2713.
Website: Our website address is www.kenaston.ca. Our site is a means of promotion, but is also meant to be a user friendly
community tool, for free announcements, buy/sell ads, business support and a source
of useful Saskatchewan links. The
website is a work in progress, with many changes and features planned. Contact
Glen Pavelich – 252-2711.
Calendar: on the Website – To help you plan your events, and see at a glance what is happening in Kenaston. Contact Susan Anholt – 252-2769.