Dear Chamber Friend, 
 
Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This bi-monthly email is sent to hundreds of members and friends of the Chamber, highlighting some of the sales, specials, accomplishments and events of our membership, and shared on social media.  
 
If you are a Chamber member and you'd like to 'connect' with fellow members and the community, please email your advertisement (with up to 2 .pdf, .jpg, or .png images) to tom@gpchamber.com at least 2 days prior to our issue dates of the 1st and 15th of the month.
Stay Up-To-Date With Your Chamber


QUICK REMINDERS:
Ribbon Cutting - Wild Rose Country Restaurant - Nov. 18 at 12:00pm
Ribbon Cutting - Podollan Inn & Spa - Nov. 23 at 6:00pm
Business Interchange - EFPI - Centre 2000 - Nov. 28 at 11:45am
Business After 5 Mixer - MNP - Nov. 30 at 5:00pm
Chamber AGM - Centre 2000 - Dec. 7 at 11:30am
Business After 5 Mixer - Bear Creek Funeral Home - Dec. 14 at 5:00pm
PROMOTE YOUR CHAMBER MEMBER BUSINESS ON OUR DIGITAL SIGN!
For more information on advertising
including rates for Members and Non-Profit Members, please contact:
Leah Fujarczuk, Membership Sales & Services Manager leah@gpchamber.com 780-532-5340



Elf on the Shelf - find the Elf at participating business and take a selfie! Enter to win on the GP Downtown Association facebook page for a weekly & monthly draw starting December 1st. Draws on the 8th, 15th  & 22nd  with the monthly drawing on December 29th.

Christmas parade - contact our office at 780-538-1909 or  gpdta@telus.net  if you would like to participate in our Annual Santa Parade on December 3rd.

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY®

Random Act of Kindness Day® is an opportunity to do something kind for someone else, to appreciate fellow citizens, and to strengthen our communities. In our hectic daily lives we don't always take the time to slow down and reflect on how fortunate we are to live in this beautiful region. On November 3rd, 2017 citizens from all over our region are invited to take the opportunity to connect with each other and with community through an act of kindness.
 
Whether it's paying it forward by buying coffee for the car behind you in the drive-thru, shoveling the driveway for a neighbour or volunteering at your local food bank, every act of kindness makes a difference. How will you make kindness a priority on November 3rd?  
 


The Municipal District of Greenview is hosting the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations Certificate beginning in November. Classes will take place in DeBolt at the Greenview Public Services Building. A half day workshop for Executive Leaders will take place on January 31, 2018. For more information and to register, contact the Canadian Trainers Collective at   cdntrainerscollective@shaw.ca.
 
Module 1: IAP2 Foundations November 22-24, 2017
Module 2: IAP2 Techniques January 29-30, 2018
Full registration fee is $2,100. Registration includes lunch and coffee.
 
IAP2 Decision Makers January 31, 2018
This is a two hour IAP2 introduction for politicians, CEOs and senior executives. Registration fee is $75 and includes lunch and coffee.




 




George Emmett of  GR8 Solutions  is proud to bring  Darel Baker the owner of Keldar Leadership  to Grande Prairie  November 21st  2017 at The Stonebridge Hotel.
 
Darel will be showcasing two nationally renowned tools designed to make better staff selections as well as building and developing your staff/teams at all levels, helping them to achieve higher results.
 
Introducing the "PXT Select Assessment System" a Wiley Brand Product and "The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team" based on Patrick Lencioni best selling book
"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team".
 
Join us for a  complimentary breakfast  and morning session at  The Stonebridge Hotel Richmond Room "A".  
 
Space is limited, to reserve your seat please contact   gemmett@keldarleadership.com  or  info@keldarleadership.com  and reference the Grande Prairie November 21st  Showcase Event in your email.
 
Timelines for the Showcase are:
 
8:00 - 8:30           Registration
8:30 - 9:00           Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30         PXT Select Assessment tool
10:45 - noon        5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
We look forward to seeing you there.
 








The event includes a champagne greeting, buffet supper, hot midnight lunch, live & silent auctions, raffles, draws and a whole lot of fun! Come on out and enjoy some good food, great company and an evening of dancing all in support of PARDS riders!
Tickets are available by calling the PARDS office at (780) 538-3211 or by visiting our website, www.pards.ca
Get new blinds for Christmas and a rebate too! Call Judy at JH Interiors for your complimentary consultation and more details - including special Chamber of Commerce member discounts! 780-882-8698!



peace power

 
Time to Get Off the Regulated Rate Option
 
GOOD NEWS : Over the last 24 months, our variable rate electricity customers have saved 21% compared to what they would have paid if they were still on the government's Regulated Rate Option (RRO) offered through Direct Energy Regulated Services.
 
FACT : Only 40% of Albertans have switched over to a guaranteed electricity contract (aka left the RRO).
 
BAD NEWS : 60% of your friends and neighbors are still overpaying for electricity.  Do them a favour and suggest that they switch off of the RRO and sign up with Peace Power.
 
Peace Power is risk-free to try and there are no signup fees. If you do not like our service you can leave with 10 days' notice, penalty-free.
 
Sign up online at www.peacepower.ca or call 1-800-207-9410.
 
SAVE MONEY | SUPPORT ALBERTA | SEE THE DIFFERENCE
 
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