Vecima Networks Inc. will be welcoming their new tenants to the "old post office" location - downtown on 23rd Street in Saskatoon, SK- by fall 2008. The building is called the "Vecima Centre".
The following Saskatoon organizations will soon be sharing the same facility:
- Tourism Saskatoon (Todd Brandt, President & CEO)
- Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce (Kent Smith-Windsor, Executive Director)
- Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) (Alan Migneault, Chief Executive Officer)
- Tourism Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (Dr. Lynda Haverstock, President & CEO)
This pooling of resources is an example of leadership, fiscal and monetary responsibility by these organizations.
Time: Friday, May 16th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: 202 - 4th Ave North, Board Room Vecima (3rd Floor)
- Please use North Entrance Stairs/Elevator
- Meter Parking - please bring picture I.D. with you (driver's licence etc.)
Todd Brandt: President and CEO, Tourism Saskatoon
Share plans surrounding joint initiative. Why the move?
Kent Smith-Windsor: Executive Director, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
Economic Outlook; Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame?
Alan Migneault: Chief Executive Officer of Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) Inc.
Joint Marketing and Joint Initiatives
Dr. Lynda Haverstock: President and CEO, Tourism Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC)
Saskatchewan's Tourism Workforce, HR Services and Training Initiatives
Dr. Hugh Wood: CEO Vecima Networks Inc.
Welcoming of new tenants
All Media Welcome - Refreshments Will Be Served.
(Courtesy of Vecima Networks Inc.)
Dr. Hugh Wood, Chief Operating Officer
Will tour media through the main floor following this program.
For more information, please contact:
Todd Brandt, President and CEO
The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization comprised of 1,600 professional, business, community and individual persons.
Through advocacy and leadership, our organization promotes ethical business practices, enhances the environment for business growth and job creation, and facilitates strong relationships between community, educational, business and governmental organizations.
Working in partnership with the community and with business they help ensure that the Saskatoon region has the Best Business Climate in Canada. The result will be a city of opportunities... for now and for the future.
"The new location will help strengthen "Team Saskatoon" and "Team Saskatchewan". The venue also helps us showcase Vecima Networks, one of Canada's leading information technology firms." Kent Smith-Windsor comments.
Kent Smith-Windsor: Executive Director
Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority Inc. Established in 1992. One of the first independent economic development agencies in Canada. Today, it is one of the most successful. SREDA works with the City of Saskatoon, more than 200 private sector investors, the Province of Saskatchewan, 20 rural communities and the local business community to build and grow the Saskatoon region's economy.
"This is an essential pooling of resources for Saskatoon organizations focused on promoting the city region as a place to live, do business, and visit," stated Alan Migneault, CEO of SREDA
Alan Migneault: Chief Executive
Phone: (306) 664-0720
Tourism Saskatoon is a membership based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide economic development through tourism. Tourism Saskatoon provides Visitor Services, Marketing and Membership Services for the city. Business services include independent and group travel services and tours, convention services, travel trade marketing, sports tourism information, bid preparation, brochures, accommodation information, and maps for Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.
"We look forward to having our staff under one roof and to the opportunity of networking with the other organizations. All of the partners certainly have an interest in highlighting Saskatoon as a great place to experience and stay, whether that be for business or play." Todd Brandt, CEO and President
Todd Brandt: President and CEO
Tourism Saskatchewan is a board-driven, membership-based, industry-government partnership. The organization leads a variety of programs and initiatives across a broad range of areas to support tourism growth and economic development. Its education division, the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC) is credited as one of the most active human resource organizations in Canada. Through the delivery of education and training programs, workshops and mentoring, STEC strives to ensure a robust, highly-skilled tourism workforce in Saskatchewan.
Dr. Lynda Haverstock, President/CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan comments on the new facility: "Tourism Saskatchewan is pleased by the developments that allow our education division, the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council, along with staff of our Industry Development and Sales Departments, and the West Central Tourism Region Office to share quarters with partners who understand the importance of our province's tourism industry. Undoubtedly, this new space will become a powerhouse of ideas and energy. We are eager to forge stronger ties with Tourism Saskatoon, the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, and the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority, and look forward to continued supportive alliances.
Dr. Lynda Haverstock, C.O., S.O.M., Ph.D., LL.D.- President/CEO
Carol Lumb, Director
World-Leading Design and Manufacturing of Products for the Data over Cable, Digital Video and Wireless Broadband Industries is a leading Last Mile Solution® provider for broadband wired and wireless networks enabling multi-play services for the converging telecommunications market. Targeting digital simulcast, switched digital video, IP video, video on demand, data-over-cable, advanced analog and broadband wireless applications, Vecima provides brand name and OEM products that are of the highest quality and performance.
"We are very happy to be a part of this joint venture between organizations that are crucial to Saskatoon's development." According to Hugh Wood, COO of Vecima Networks
Dr. Hugh Wood, CEO