Economic Development Board of Directors

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Josh Biggs

Owner – Top Torque Services

Josh Biggs is the owner of Top Torque Services and a member at large on the Estevan Economic Development Board.

Josh has been in business since 2011 and felt it was important to advocate for oilfield services companies in the region as they have a huge economic impact on Estevan and area. Through Josh’s work he has travelled through Canada and the world and feels that the city of Estevan as well as the province of Saskatchewan is a great place to do business. Whether it’s sharing information on industry activity or coming together to fundraise for a local community initiative the business community and Estevan has been great at collaborating.

 

Having the opportunity to be on the economic development board has provided Josh with the opportunity to be a part of the conversations around the future economic health of the city of Estevan.

 

Have a question for Josh about business? Here’s how you can contact him;

(e) joshbiggs@hotmail.com

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Joe Billesberger

Owner – B&S Construction

Joe is the owner of B & S Construction and a member at large on the Estevan Economic Development board.

 

For the past 13 years Joe has been the owner of B & S construction in Estevan. Assisting with the progression of Estevan‘s business community was the main driver for Joe to become a member of the Estevan Economic Development Board.

 

Joe wants to see the continued development and diversification of the economy in Estevan to provide more services for everyone to be able to enjoy locally.

 

Want to talk business with Joe? Here’s how you can contact him;

(p) (306) 634-4005

(e) joebillesberger@gmail.com

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Brian Enns

General Manager – Southern Plains CO-OP

Brian Enns is the general manager at the Southern Plains Co-op and a member at large for the Estevan Economic Development board.

 

For Brian the basis of a strong vibrant community is a stable but dynamic business environment. Helping new and existing businesses grow and diversify the local economy is why Brian became a member on the board. Estevan has become home for Brian and he wants to see businesses prosper and continue to grow to fulfil the needs of the people in Estevan.

 

Want to talk business with Brian? Here’s how you can contact him;

(p) (306) 637-4305

(e) b.enns@southernplainscoop.com

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Michelle Dickie

Administrator – RM of Estevan

Michelle Dickie is currently the administrator for the RM of Estevan #5 and sits on the Economic Development board to provide resources to the voting members in regards to the RM.

 

Have questions about doing business in the RM? Here’s how you can contact Michelle;

(p) (306) 634-2222

(e) rm5@sasktel.net

Terry Keating

Terry Keating

Reeve – RM of Estevan

Terry Keating is the current Reeve for the RM of Estevan #5. Terry sits on the Economic Development board to provide input from the RM Council to the board.

 

Have questions about doing business in the RM? Here’s how you can contact Terry

(p) (306) 634-2222

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Josh Leblanc

Broker REALTOR® / Co-Owner – Coldwell Banker Choice Real Estate

Josh is a broker REALTOR® and co-owner of Coldwell Banker Choice Real Estate and a member at large on the Estevan Economic Development board.

 

Helping to strengthen existing businesses and create opportunities for diversification into new sectors, is why Josh decided to join the board. As an individual who grew up in Estevan and returned after school, Josh saw the diverse opportunities that exist in this area and would like to see them be filled to create a diverse, welcoming and prospering economy.

 

Want to talk business with Josh? Here’s how you can contact him;

(p) (306) 421-6778

(e) josh.r.leblanc@gmail.com

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Roy Ludwig

Mayor – City of Estevan

Roy Ludwig is the Mayor of the City of Estevan and provides information and input on behalf of City Council to the Economic Development Board. Roy has been on council for 26 years, serving the last 8 as mayor. Roy believes that Estevan’s future growth will be dependant on a strong and diverse economy.

 

Have questions about how the city is supporting businesses in Estevan? Here’s how you can contact Roy:

(p) (306) 421-0501

(e) r.ludwig@estevan.ca 

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Jeff Pierson

General manager – Days Inn Estevan | Part owner – Black Beards Restaurant and Catering Company, The Ice Factory, The Beef Bar

Jeff is the General Manager of the Days Inn Hotel in Estevan and a part owner of Black Beard’s Restaurant and Catering Company, The Ice Factory, and The Beef Bar. He is also a member at large for the Estevan Economic Development Board.

 

Jeff joined the board to help new and existing businesses grow and expand in Estevan. His years of experience working in his family business have given him a strong knowledge base that he wants to share with others doing business in Estevan.

 

Have questions for Jeff about doing business in Estevan? Here’s how you can contact him;

(p) (306) 421-7961

(e) jeffp@daysinnestevan.ca

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Kurt Schmidt

Controller – F&L Concrete Services Limited

For Kurt, the great economic potential in Estevan and strong business community are factors for being a part of the Economic Development Board. With 17 years in the business financial industry, Kurt has an excellent understanding of the challenges and opportunities that businesses face in Estevan. He is ready to share this knowledge with potential investors and new business owners.

 

Want to talk business with Kurt? Here’s how you can contact him;

(p) (306) 421-7078

(e) kurtschmidt@yahoo.ca

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Chris Tarnes

Owner – The Floor Store

Chris Tarnes is the owner of The Floor Store in Estevan and Carlyle and member at large on the Estevan Economic Development Board.

 

Helping advocate for new and existing businesses in Estevan and area was the driving factor for Chris to join the economic development board. With over 12 years of business experience, Chris is committed to developing industry in the area and is ready to help business owners and investors start up operations in Estevan.

 

Want to know more about Chris’s knowledge of doing business in Estevan? Here’s how you can contact him;

(p) (306) 634-5588

(e) floorstore@sasktel.net

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Jackie Wall

Executive Director – Estevan Chamber of Commerce

As the Executive Director of the Estevan Chamber of Commerce Jackie is a resource to the voting members. Jackie also sits on the board of the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance and uses her knowledge from that board to assist the voting members as they make decisions.

 

Jackie is an entrepreneur at heart with extensive business history in diverse industries. With this diverse experience, Jackie is ready to help any new or existing business with any questions they may have about doing business in Estevan.

 

Want to talk to Jackie directly? Here’s how you can contact her;

(p) (306) 637-2151

(e) executivedirector@estevanchamber.ca