Local Companies That Care is a group of Saskatchewan based businesses that meet two times a year. We put our resources together to donate to local charities.Join Us Today
Karmelle Solvason is a Financial Advisor and owner of Solvason Insurance Group Ltd, representing the Co-operators. She leads a dynamic team of insurance and financial advisors who provide unique, smart, and diverse insurance and investment products. Karmelle is passionate about giving back to her community and is the original spark behind starting Local Companies That Care.
Derrick Swanson is the Executive Director of OpenSail Digital Agency. Derrick and his team help local businesses develop and execute the digital portion of their marketing plans. OpenSail specialize in managing web presence, including Facebook and Google advertising, social media, e-commerce conversion optimization, and SEO in Saskatoon. Our entire team believes strongly in using their talents to give back to their community. Being involved with Local Companies That Care has been a great way to put that belief into action!
After 5 years as a videographer at CTV Saskatoon and thousands of shoots later in nearly every setting imaginable, Chris launched Sik Pics Productions full time in 2016. Now a full team with a downtown studio in Saskatoon, Sik Pics Productions produces powerful, engaging photography and videography. Known for combining art and purpose, Sik Pics has partnered with local heroes, charitable causes, large community events, international brands making a difference, etc. Impactful storytelling, a deep focus on quality craftsmanship, strong relationships, and exceptional customer service, Sik Pics Productions is a local media leader in Saskatchewan. Chris is passionate about his community in Saskatoon and is a founding member of Local Companies that Care, which has donated over $100,000 dollars to local charities.
Michael's entrepreneurial journey began in 2010 when he, Cary, and Lacey met for drinks after a holiday. Fueled by the excitement of embarking on a new adventure, Michael and his friends decided to create a unique distillery. This marked the inception of "The longer than expected distillery," a business venture that would come to define Michael's dedication and passion for the craft. With the ambitious goal of creating Saskatoon's first single malt whiskey, Michael knew the aging process would take at least three years. To keep the distillery financially viable during this time, he turned his attention to vodka production. This strategic move led to the birth of Lucky Bastard Vodka, a product that has since become a symbol of Michael's relentless pursuit of excellence in the world of distilling.
Vice President & Co-founder of macbeeners business goods. We service all of Western Canada with the top quality products and prices. Our vast product lines mean we can find the perfect product solution for any type of business. Some of our lines include but are not limited to, janitorial supplies, first aid service, coffee service, tea service, food service and supplies, and safety + PPE products. We are committed to taking care of all of our businesses just like our own! With an extensive background in coffee, tea and first aid we decided to bring the best of all these products into one business.
We are a group of Saskatchewan based companies that raises money twice a year, and donates 100% of it to charities in need. Become a member today and make a difference in your community.