The Chamber is here for business, to do what is necessary in our advocacy role to improve and maintain a positive business climate".

WEEKLY NEWS - DECEMBER 2016
December 13, 2016   
E-Marketing
Minute
Warm Up with a Hot Deal!
We love local business...and we especially love when they advertise a HOT DEAL! 

We will do our part and send out the hot deal link via social media fronts, on our website and in the community app. 

Why not list your Special Christmas Promotions in our member area?  It's free! Member to Member Deals for our B2B members are free too! 
 
If you don't have a Hot Deal or M2M Deal posted on our website and community app, you're truly missing out.  With over 54,000 directory searches on our website since January, our community wants to keep it local.  Bring them into your establishment with a Hot Deal...or maybe even find one for yourself.
 
Log In and post a HOT DEAL right now...it'll take less than 10 minutes.

Thank you community
for supporting the
Kinette's Christmas Hamper Program

They are very thankful for the many donations they have received!


Canada's
Volunteer
Awards!
Help highlight Canada's
volunteer culture!

The 150 th anniversary of Canada's Confederation is fast approaching. During this celebration year, it is important to acknowledge that our country would not be the same without the work of volunteers. We would like to recognize the important work of volunteers across the country.
For more information about the Awards,   please  visit
or call 1-877-825-0434

MicroSociety

Are you interested in partnering with PVS Micro Society? For information regarding partnership opportunities, please see brochure or  contact Leslie Jeanes at: ljeanes@psd70.ab.ca

Seats are still available  for our
 2016 Charity Christmas Luncheon!
 


Donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards  to purchase perishables and gifts for children 17 and under  will be accepted at the luncheon. Silent auction items are optional, and a fine opportunity for our members to do some Christmas Shopping towards a great cause...

We want to thank  The Grill at The Links   for donating the venue, and our amazing food industry members for their donation of lunch as follows:
  • Porta Romana
  • The Cheesecake Cafe
  • The Canadian Brewhouse
  • Bing's Family Restaurant
  • Second Cup
  • Jack's Drive-In
  • Chopped Leaf - Spruce Grove
  • Subway Campsite Road
  • Sam's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta
  • Elizabethan Catering
  • Sandyview Farms
  • PK Catering
  • Premium Catering
  • Shotz Family Sports Lounge
  • and more offers coming                  in daily...  
  • This impressive list confirms it's a lunch you don't want to miss!

     

    We encourage all to join us, as this will also be the final networking opportunity with your fellow Chamber members until the New Year.



    NEWS WE ARE FOLLOWING  Dec 12, 2016  by Alberta Venture Staff

    2016 in review: a year to (mostly) forget

    Record-low oil prices, natural disasters, credit woes ... what didn't go wrong in 2016?

    There's no getting around it: It's been a tough year. Most economic indicators trended the wrong way, public finances are bleeding red and Fort McMurray was laid low by a wildfire. But Albertan's are nothing if not resilient, and as those same indicators began to turn for the better towards the end of the year, optimism was beginning to leak back into the public square. Here's to a better 2017. read more
    • Unite the Right
    • The Urge to Merge
    • Suncor Acquires Canadian Oil Sands
    • Pipeline ProblemsThe Rising Minimum Wage
    • Enbridge and Spectra form behemoth
    • TransCanada Buys Columbia
    • The Rockies' Resurgence
    • Softwood lumber agreement ends
    • Firstenergy Sold To GMP
    • Credit Problems
    • Rogers Place Opens
       
    CALL TO ACTIO N:   Phase III 
    Minimum Wage Survey


    The Alberta Government raised the provincial minimum wage to $12.20 per hour on October 1, 2016. It has also reaffirmed its intention to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018.

    Given the tremendous response we received on our first two surveys, the ACC is conducting a third phase survey to identify the impacts to business as a result of the most recent increase and the anticipated impacts of a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018.

    The Government recognizes the ability of the chamber network to connect with members of the business community, and has asked us to provide and update on impacts to date and expected impacts of further changes to the minimum wage.

    The input of our members is invaluable. The ACC received over 2400 responses to Phase I and Phase ll of our Minimum Wage Survey, 5.8% of which represented our business members.. it is our goal is to surpass this level of participation and we need your help to do it.
    It takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

    The survey will close on Friday, December 16, 2016
    We appreciate the participation of your members and thank you in
     advance for your help in conducting Phase IIl of the survey.

    Della Saunders,  Marketing Coordinator
    Spr uce Grove Chamber of Commerce 
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