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In the past six-months, we have shut down our economy, self-isolated, quarantined and pretended to be teachers. We have worked from home, given up travel, and learned to use Zoom, Teams and Google Hangouts, skipped birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and funerals. We have re-launched, reintegrated into society, sent our children back to school and realized this…

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We had the opportunity to meet with the Alberta Beef Producers Zone 1 Directors on September 23rd and had some great conversations, both learning about the questions and concerns from producers, as well as highlighting key points of what the Chamber has been working on for the agriculture Industry. Nichole Neubauer also shared the work…

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Weekly Update: September 4 – 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.…

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Weekly Update: August 28-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…

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Business Beat: Shaking the Money Trees COVID-19 has made accessing capital very difficult for businesses. In response, provincial and federal governments released different stimulus packages including grants. The last few months I have gone through countless programs and there definitely are many options out there. Grants can be a great resource in times of economic…

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Business Beat: Action for Accessing Financial Capital Show me the money! That was the name of a webinar event recently put on by Alberta Innovates, where over 700 people attended from across the province. Access to financial capital is obviously a popular topic for Alberta businesses and our area is no different. In the fall…

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Invictus was a fitting conclusion to the State of the City address held by the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce on January 28th with his Worship, Mayor Ted Clugston delivering the annual address. With over 300 community leaders in attendance, that message summarized the fortitude of our community in the face of adversity,…

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Grow Your Business Through the Alberta Export Expansion Program The Alberta Export Expansion Program (AEEP) helps Alberta small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, Indigenous communities, industry associations, and economic development organizations that are promoting Alberta exports through international business travel or bringing international buyers to Alberta. Find out more here: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-export-expansion-program.aspx. For more business resources…

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