With spending down and revenue up, the Swift Current and District Chamber of Commerce shared details of a successful 2023 at their Annual General Meeting on Friday. 

The not-for-profit had a revenue increase of more than $15,000 from the previous year. Memberships and events heavily contributed to this, helping make up for grants being half of what they were in 2022; memberships were up $12,216 and events increased by $21,734. 

Dalyce Cooper, CPA with EBT Chartered Professional Accountants, broke down the 2023 financials. 

“As of December 31, we see cash is down slightly; a portion of this has been capital purchases and the repayment to the Canada Emergency Business Account Loan has contributed to this decrease,” she said. “Accounts receivable and deferred revenue are both up this year. Capital assets are up as a result of new computer, monitor, photocopier and backdrop being purchased.” 

The launch of the Chamber Perks mobile app in January was also highlighted, which members can use to provide benefits to their staff, community members, or other Chamber members. 

Mark Clemments of Innovation Federal Credit Union stepped down as Chairperson this year, allowing Warren Hope with Value Partners Investment Council to take his place for 2024. The first vice chairperson moving forward is Alicia Laird from MNP and second vice chairperson is Living Sky Casino’s Ashley Peterson. 

CEO Karla Wiens was proud to recap the pivotal points of 2023 and build up the excitement for this year’s staple Chamber events. 

“To our Chamber team: I appreciate you,” she said. “I'm also very grateful and I feel very privileged to work with and know this group of people; it is truly a rewarding experience.”