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Chamber events: from oil respect to teeing off

Residents in Lloydminster may have gained some respect for Canada’s oil and gas industry.

On April 28th, the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce hosted an event called, Oil Respect, where speaker Mark Scholz, discussed the benefits oil and gas provide to so many Canadians and promoted safe and more efficient operations.

According to the Chamber, the Canadian oil and gas industry is one of the most regulated and technologically advanced industries in the world, which safely produces, refines, transports, and distributes products every year.

“I think all of us learned a lot about the clean nature of Alberta’s, specifically, the petroleum and natural gas industry versus some of the other international players in the game. You would think he was coming to preach to the choir because people in the Midwest area are proud of what that sector does, and the lives and careers that it’s built for people in our area,” says Kevin Kraft, President of the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce.

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Kraft also says he feels it’s important for the Chamber to host educational events like this, to foster better-informed business.

The Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce is often very involved in the community through putting on events.

“The next major Chamber event is our ‘Connect,’ which is a mixer, a chance for people to network, and that’s Wednesday, May 11th from 5 to 7pm at the Tropical Inn. We’re also partnering with Lloydminster and District United Way and Midwest Communications. The United Way will be doing their distribution night, so the donations that came to them in 2015-2016 will be donated to their member agency,” explains Kraft.

Kraft also encourages people to sign-up for the Chamber’s annual golf tournament at the end of May, at the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre. It’s a texas scramble, played in parties of 8, and there are still a few spots left.

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