The Oxbow Business Association (OBA) is a group of enthusiastic business owners working together to promote our businesses, encourage new business growth and support community development.
OBA members understand that there is more to the community than making money; we also understand how important a vibrant economy is to the well being of the entire community.
By providing networking opportunities, and a collective voice for business concerns, local businesses as a group can do much to support the growth of Oxbow and the surrounding area.
By working together, we all benefit. OBA members are community leaders who believe in community, and who show their community pride by volunteering to put on events in the community. OBA members stand out among all businesses for their commitment to community. They truly help Oxbow be a great place to live and do business.
Memberships are only $50.00 per year. For your membership, call the Community Development Office at 306-483-2747, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chairperson: Starr Mercer, Oxbow Building Supplies (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Sonja Lesage, Oxbow Custom Bookkeeping (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Sherry Reiger, Community Development Officer (email@example.com)
Together with the Town of Oxbow and the Rural Municipality of Enniskillen #3, the OBA sponsors a monthly mailout that features three businesses per month on one side and a Community Calendar on the other. There is no additional fee for OBA members to advertise in the mailout.
The Oxbow Business Association work in cooperation with the Town of Oxbow to operate the sign corridor west of Oxbow on Highway 18. Businesses have the opportunity to have a sign in this corridor, with exposure to hundreds of thousands of vehicles per year. Signs are four feet tall by eight feet wide. It is the responsibility of the business advertising to have the sign made and installed. The OBA rents the space on the signs for $210 per year (adjusted annually). Sign Corridor Application
Christmas in Oxbow
Christmas in Oxbow is held annually on the last Thursday in November. This fun kick-off to the Christmas season includes late night shopping, a free Community Chili Supper, a market for home-based businesses, pictures with Santa, street hockey, wagon rides, a turkey bingo, a live nativity and is topped off by the lighting of the Christmas Tree on Main Street and a draw for gift baskets of items donated by our generous OBA members. The streets are usually decorated in time for this event, with decorations partially supported by the OBA. You won't want to miss it!
Networking and Appreciation Events:
Curling Bonspiel (January or February)
Spring Lunch and Learn (April or May)
Customer Appreciation BBQ (June or September)
Golf Tournament (September)
OBA Business Reception (November)