This year’s ‘State of the City/RM’ address—annually a well-attended luncheon—is going virtual.

In line with social distancing and group size gathering protocols due to Covid-19, the May 28 Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce hosted will be online only.

“We are pleased to bring to you the Annual State of the City/RM. It will be a bit different than usual, but we thought it was important for our Businesses to hear from our City and RM leaders especially during this unprecedented time,” the chamber outlines in a recent social media post.

Civic leaders take the opportunity to update the public on projects, opportunities and this year explain the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the absence of a catered meal, the chamber is asking attendees to add local flavours.

It is encouraging you to order from a local restaurant and join the luncheon from the comfort of your office or home.

Email by May 27 to register.

Chamber to advertise local openings

“Thank you to everyone that replied to my email regarding being open for business,” says chamber Executive Director Cindy McDonald. “If you haven’t yet, please email me if you’re open and your hours. We will be promoting all our chamber members that are open for business in the Graphic next Thursday, May 21.

“We want to let Portage and district know that we are open for business!”

Take the pledge

The chamber has partnered with Community Futures, Portage Regional Economic Development, Southport, City of Portage and the RM of Portage on a Road to Recovery initiative.

“We’ve launched a website with information for businesses and the general public,” says chamber Executive Director Cindy McDonald “Please go and check it out and take the pledge.”


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