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Weekly Update: September 11 – 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Supports for Business Alberta’s Investment and Growth Strategy (IGS)  A government-wide strategy will create jobs and drive investment and diversification in Alberta, while a new consultation will modernize intellectual property in the province. Alberta’s Investment and Growth Strategy (IGS) is a $75-million initiative led by the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation.  In addition a…

Business Beat: Helping Connect Commercial Properties and Entrepreneurs

September 16, 2020

As a new or seasoned business owner, finding the right commercial building, in the right location can be an extensive process. On the other hand, owning a commercial building and trying to attract a potential lessee or the right buyer can also be an exhausting endeavour. Our local realtors are a great resource and should…

Weekly Update: September 4 – 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

Supports for Business Government Announces Extension of Rent Relief for Small Businesses Today the Government of Canada announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program will be extended for the month of September. The government also announced this will be the final extension for the CECRA program. More information. Advancing the growth of food…

Chamber Office Reopens

September 8, 2020

After six months of working remotely the Chamber staff has returned to the office. In order to keep our staff and visitors safe protocols have been put into place: if you would like to see a member of our staff we encourage you to call in advance to book an appointment. See our staff contact…

Weekly Update: August 28-September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

Supports for Business Applications now open – Canada United Small Business Relief Fund The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund is now accepting applications. SMEs across Canada* can apply to receive a relief grant of up to $5,000 to help with their COVID-19 recovery efforts. Businesses can learn more and apply by visiting https://occ.ca/canada-united-small-business-relief-fund/ Changes…

Business Beat: The Multiplier Effect at Work in the Hat

September 2, 2020

What if I gave you a $50 gift card to your favorite restaurant? You could go for lunch by yourself and try to stuff two meals into your belly, but it’s more likely that you’d invite a couple friends for dinner and wine and run up a bill of $150. The restaurant just multiplied a…

Weekly Update: August 21-27, 2020

August 27, 2020

Supports for Business August extension for CECRA for small businesses is now available The August extension is based on the existing program parameters for the April, May and June period. No new documents are needed to opt-in.  Not all tenants in the original application need to be included in the request for the July and/or…

You Should be Hiring Co-op Students and Here’s Why.

August 26, 2020

Hannah Dupuis – Policy and Communications Co-op Student at the Chamber When people asked me in my first year of university what job I wanted when I graduated, my response was usually to shrug, laugh and say something like, “One that pays!” I chose to work towards two degrees instead of one in the hopes…

How are you managing your organization through COVID-19?

August 26, 2020

We wanted to make sure that businesses are aware of all the supports and that you take another look at the options available and the changes made to the programs. As your local Chamber, we have assisted in navigating information related to the pandemic and have voiced your concerns to Government to ensure that businesses…

Weekly Update: August 14 – 20

August 20, 2020

Supports for Business Changes to temporary layoffs, group termination and variances took effect August 15 Government of Alberta has passed the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, which includes changes to employment standards rules that are intended to save employers time and money. Changes to temporary layoffs, group termination and variances took effect August 15.…

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